Rachel Matthews

Rachel Antionette Matthews (Woods)

Monday, October 20th, 1980 - Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Rachel A. Matthews, 39, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to Oscar Lewis and Judy Woods both of Fort Wayne. Rachel was a phlebotomist with BioLife at one point, but ended her working career in banking with Salin. She loved creating arts and crafts projects and helping others. Rachel is survived by her parents, her husband Deontrai Matthews of Fort Wayne; children, Dede Matthews and Donovan Matthews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Sharon Woods. Service is 12:00 pm, Saturday, November 16, 2019 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2421 S. Hanna St., with calling 2 hours prior beginning at 10:00 am. Burial at Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation or to her children's education fund. To sign the online guestbook, go to
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    St. John Missionary Baptist Church
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    St. John Missionary Baptist Church
    2421 S. Hanna Street
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803
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  • Interment

    Covington Memorial Gardens
    Address Not Available
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Shelia Wilson-Carswell

Posted at 10:36pm
Deontrai, DeeDee, and Donovan: I’ve thought and thought of You All daily, wondering if Your day went well or even if You All are still in bewilderment as to Rachel’s passing. Whatever the case might be I’m sure you all knew She Loved You All Dearly, and She never would’ve wanted to be Anything but “The Best Wife, Mom, Daughter, Grand-daughter, etc” and with that said, She’s gone on to “Our Heavenly Father’s Home of Everlasting Life, Where She’ll Always Be Your Guardian Angel”......They say time heals All Pain, Well I’m not too sure about that, but I do Believe She’s Watching and Smiling knowing Trai, will continue on Grooming You Both for This World and Survival, as Well as Continue to be The Best Dad, as Always.....May GOD GIVE YOU ALL the Strength to Move Forward Holding Onto All of The Many, Many Memories You All Made with Rachel, Laughing, Smiling, Crying, Rejoicing, and Thanking GOD for Such A Beautiful and Loving Wife/Mom, That To Many is Gone To Soon.....GOD’S BLESSINGS AND PRAYERS.....LOVING YOU ALL AUNTIE SHELIA CARSWELL🙏🏾🙏🏾😇😇🙏🏾🙏🏾


Posted at 09:12pm

Nathaniel and Kaye Alexander

Posted at 01:58pm
We would like to send our love and condolences to Deontrai, and children, and family. We are praying for your strength and comfort durning this time of loss. May God comfort and strengthen you all. Psalms 30:5 says: Weeping may endue for a night, but joy cometh in the morning". May God fill your hearts with joy, as you cherish the precious memories of your sweet Rachel. We send our love to everyone.

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