of Searcy, AR
August 8, 1943 - September 30, 2023
Kay Lynn Mathews, 80, of Searcy, AR passed from this life on Saturday, September 30, 2023 surrounded by her family. She was born on August 8, 1943 in Lindsay, CA. Kay was born and raised in California by her parents, John and Bert Roberson. She lived there until she finished 7th grade - then moved to the Los Angeles area for 1 year, then to Yucaipa, CA, where she graduated from high school. She went on to complete her B.A. degree in teaching at Pepperdine University and secured her first job in Whittier, CA. She met her husband, Darrell, through a lunch date with both sets of parents and they were married on Dec. 19, 1964. Kay taught for 4 years until their first son was born in 1968 and was a stay-at-home mom before she went back to teaching in the early 1980s. Kay is survived by 2 sons, Darren (Kim) from Searcy, AR, Mitch (Alice) from GA; 4 grandchildren, Hannah Harrell (Austin) of Searcy; Hayden (Pniel) of Israel, Evan of GA and Braden, GA; 1 great granddaughter, Emory Harrell; 1 great grandson, David Mathews and a sister, Jonda Martinez of CA. During her years in California she was very active in church work at Yorba Linda Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday School, worked at Vacation Bible School and supported her husband in many ongoing social activities at church. She has been a member of the College Church of Christ for the past 20 years. A Private Family Viewing and Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday morning followed by a Celebration of Life Reception and Visitation time from 1:00 to 2:30 PM at the College Church of Christ Family Room on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Daniel Funeral Home, Searcy.
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I am so sorry for your loss in Mrs Kay. Are prayers are with your family. Juli Mertens
Itâ€™s been a joy to know Kay over many years, beginning when we both were in 8th grade. She and Darrel moved to Searcy long before Charlie and I did and what a joy it was to reconnect and renew our friendship when we came here six years ago. Kay was a woman of devotion to the Lord, her family and her friends, a courageous, kind, and beautiful soul that I greatly admired and will miss.
Praying for your family that God will give you peace and comfort. You mother was a kind and tender woman of God. She always made everyone felt welcome.
We are saddened to learn of Kayâ€™s death. She has been so kind and loving to our daughter, Alice since the marriage of Mitch and Alice. Our hearts go out to Darren and Kim and Hannah, Hayden, Evan and Braden as well as Mitch and Alice.
To the Mathew Family,Wish I could be with you.God created a beautiful soul. She will be missed, but joy will always be with us knowing she is at home with the Lord. Treasure all the beautiful memories. Love you all,Auntie Jonda