Roma Jean Mathes

Published 4:04 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Roma Jean Mathes, age 81, of Elizabethton, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Paul Tolley and Goldie Carver Hall and was born on August 14, 1938. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Gene Mathes; one son, John Paul Mathes and her step-father, Luther Hall.

Roma Jean was a devoted wife, mother and nanny. She was a determined woman of faith and was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church. She enjoyed watching college basketball, especially Duke and cooking for her family.

Those left to cherish her memory include three children, Debbie Bunton and husband Jimmy, Greg Mathes and wife Teresa and Brian Mathes and girlfriend Debbie Buckles all of Elizabethton; six grandchildren, April Fox and husband Mark of Vass, NC, J.P. Mathes and wife Leona of Elizabethton, Cody Bunton and wife Andrea of Jonesborough, Jeanna Brewer and husband Nathaniel of Gray, Kristin Mathes and Jagger Mathes both of Elizabethton and four great-grandchildren. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and neighbors also survive.

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The family will be holding a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Miller Cemetery located next to the State Line Drive-In. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital ICU and the staff of Hermitage Health Care for the love and care shown to Roma Jean during her illness.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA, 22215.

Hathaway Percy Funeral and Cremation Services are assisting the Mathes Family. Office 423-543-5544.