Tomi Edwards Mathew departed this life unexpectedly at the age of 63 at her home in Lewisport Kentucky
Tomi (affectionately referred to as Tom-Tom by her family) was born to Vera V and George S Edwards on the most beautiful Thursday of the month; October 10, 1957 in Greenville South Carolina.
She attended Owensboro Business College as well as Kentucky Wesleyan College and obtained degrees in Political Science and History. In recent years, she served as the Office Manager at the Clarion in Hancock County.
Tom-Tom had a passion for Genealogy and was an active member of The Daughters of the American Revolution. She had a creative spirit and was an accomplished glass blower where she designed numerous original pieces of jewelry for the family she loved. She enjoyed cooking and was dedicated to the Wednesday night meals at Yellow-Creek Baptist Church.
She will forever be remembered as the "Cool Aunt" whose purse resembled that of Mary Poppins, always full of never-ending gum, mints, and Little Debbie Cakes. Visits to her house always resulted in "gifts" to take home. She inherited her enthusiasm for a "good deal" at auctions, yard sales, and flea markets from her father whom she adored, we feel certain they are together on the other side "junking." She and Brent share their first date visiting yard sales. She passed the love of a good yard sale or auction on to her great-nieces and nephews, they tell the stories of their adventures with Tom-Tom affectionately. She loved to read and shared her love of a good Stephen King Novel with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband of 21 years Brent Mathew (Lewisport),their son Blaine (Owensboro), her mother Vera V Edwards (Owensboro), sisters Karen Moton (Delaware), Sandi Edwards (Owensboro) and sister-in-law Tamara Mathew (Haubstadt, IN) . Nieces Jessica (Kyle) Estes, Annie (Andrew) Rumage, Mary Moton (Fredericksburg, VA), Madesyn Thomas (Hawesville) and nephew Noah Thomas (Whiteman AFB). Cousins, Sarah Mondry (Wyoming), David Tucker (Morganfield), and Jim Stevens (Nashville, TN) Great-nieces and nephews: Cameron, Cassandra, and Carissa Estes, Lydia and Benjamin Rumage. She is also survived by her beloved pup Molly whom she spoiled with treats and warm bologna.
She was preceded in death by her in-laws Harold & Pat Mathew and by her father George S Edwards, as well as her beloved Daschunds Dudley and Cooper.
Tomi will be honored with a Graveside Service on Friday December 18th at 1PM at Blythe Chapel Cemetery Owensville, IN. Gibson & Son Funeral Home has been entrusted with care. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Tomi Mathew Memorial Fund at Independence Bank in Lewisport, KY.
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