June 20, 2021

Ms. Hope Elizabeth Mathews

Ms. Hope Elizabeth Mathews, 49, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2019, at the Winston Medical Nursing Home in Louisville, MS.

Graveside services and interment were held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 13th, at New Hope Cemetery in Louisville, with Mr. Steve Hendrix officiating.

Hope was born November 24, 1969, in Jackson, MS to Durward Mathews, Jr. and Barbara Hendrix Mathews.

She graduated from Heard County High School in Franklin, GA, and went on to attend Mississippi State University, where she earned a BS in Communication and Journalism.

She was preceded in death by her father and former Heard County physical education teacher, Durwood Matthews and her brother, Sonny Mathews. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Hendrix Mathews of Louisville; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Pallbearers were Gene Childs, Chris Childs, Scott Hendrix, Chip Ellis, and Sheryl Hendrix.

Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. of Mississippi, www.mda.org.

Porter Funeral Home of Louisville, MS was in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Marilyn Van Pelt says

    I am so sorry to hear of Hope’s passing. She and Sonny were bright and courageous.
    Marilyn Van Pelt

  2. Hugh Mitchell says

    So sorry to hear… Hope was such a sweet peron, as was her whole family.

  3. Tina Williamson says

    She was a sweetheart and sure hated to hear this about Hope. I will keep the family in my prayers.

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