Jackie Lee Mathews

Published 12:54 pm Friday, July 24, 2020

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Jackie Lee Mathews, 77, of Orange, Texas, passed away on July 23, 2020, in Orange.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Michael Strother. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a recitation of the Rosary at 7:30 p.m., on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, Texas, on February 16, 1943, he was the son of Victor Mathews and Agnes Jane (LeBert) Mathews Nelson. Jackie knew everyone in town from working as a mailman for the Bridge City Post Office for 38 years. He was very outgoing and loved to talk! Jackie was an active member of St. Henry Catholic Church for over 50 years, where he previously served as a Catechist, Eucharistic Minister, and played the guitar in the church’s choir. He was passionate in his faith and loved talking about Jesus Christ and the Bible with anyone at any time. Jackie found great joy in golfing with his family on weekends. He was an avid reader and a big-time movie buff, and an extreme fan of the Beatles, along with his cousin, Jimmy. Jackie will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by parents and his wife, Janice Jeannette Mathews.

He is survived by his children, Michelle A. Counts and husband Bobby of Orange, Danielle L. Mathews of Orange, Jason C. Wall and wife Heather of Bridge City, and Amanda A. Globke and husband Leland of Dickinson; and his grandchildren, Robert “Gage” Counts, Christian K. Wall, Carly J. Counts, Alexis N. Wall, Zachry I. Globke, Ava A. Globke, Landon J. Sweet, Nina R. Globke, Hadley B. Wall, and Parker A. Wall.

Serving as pallbearers will be Christian Wall, Jason Wall, Bobby Counts, Leland Globke, Zachry Globke, and Jesse Fuselier. Honorary pallbearers are Parker Wall, Landon Sweet, and Gage Counts.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Charities, 2780 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703.