of Jonesboro, AR
September 4, 1952 - May 27, 2023
Patricia (Pat) Thomas Matheny, of Jonesboro passed away from this life on Friday, May 27, 2023 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House surrounded by her family. She was born, September 4, 1952 in Lepanto to Leamon and Joy (Barrett) Thomas. Pat grew up in Caraway and the Manila area and attended school there, playing basketball at Manila. She quit school when she was 16 and received her GED. Pat then lived in Jonesboro and later married her husband, Clark Matheny in 1990. She and Clark have been residing in assisted living for a few years. Pat worked in several factories but lastly at General Electric until she became disabled. She was a member of the Church of Christ.Pat loved her husband and family. She enjoyed the family gatherings. She usually always had a smile and had a great and fun personality to be around. Pat loved flowers, birds, butterflies and frogs. She loved Halloween and enjoyed dressing up in costumes and decorating the carport at her parents' home in Bono. Dancing and riding the motorcycle with her husband, Clark were some of her favorite things to do. Pat was a fighter for life when she developed Lymphoma in 1995. She took several chemotherapy treatments and subsequent Bone Marrow Transplant at UMAS. Pat survived the treatments but had some permanent lab abnormalities and developed some memory problems later from the chemotherapy. She continued strong despite the deficit and would even joke and say, ''You know I can't remember''. She had faith in God and in 2008, when she had a mass on her kidney and facing another surgery she made notes in her journal, ''I hope God will get me through this. He has been with me so far and she drew a smiley face. Recently when her health started to decline and she was told about the abnormalities found on the test, her treatment would be to make her comfortable, she then stated, ''sounds like a plan to me'', at that time she started hospice care. Pat always appreciated those who helped to take care of her. She is survived by her husband, Clark Lee Matheny; son, Gregory Waddell of Paragould; daughters, Lisa and Jamie Jamerson, Amy and Tim Flanery of Pocahontas; grandchildren, Courtney and Cory Waddell, Carissa Nanney, Haley Collins, Isabella Alexander, Jett Jamerson, Jagger Jamerson, Jinson Jamerson, Jacee Jamerson, Angel Flanery, Austin Jamerson, Amanda Jamerson, Kassandra Horen; brother, Rickey and Melba Thomas; niece, Melissa Cureton; nephew, Landon Thomas; aunts, Connie Thomas of Black Oak and Norma Brooks of Holland, MI; uncles, Houston Thomas of Black Oak and Dale Barrett of Caraway; great grandchildren, two and one on the way. Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 11:00 am, at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, 1900 W. Washington Ave, Jonesboro, with Gary Cremeens officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Cemetery in Bono.Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of service.The pallbearers will be Landon Thomas, Stacey Thomas, Chris Thomas, Josh Cureton, Cole Cureton and Sheldon Koehn. Lasting memorials can be made to the Children's Home Inc, 5515 Walcott Rd. Paragould, AR., 72450.
Pat was my neighbor at Blackwater when she was married to Garry. She and I took treatments at the same time in 1995 at UAMS.Her positive attitude also helped me. May you be comforted in the knowledge that she has fought the good fight and is now at peace with God. Len Ware
Pat, I love you to the moon and I am going to miss you sweet lady. Thank you for always loving me and my sister. I am grateful for that. Hope you are up there enjoying some of your momma's sweet tea that you always said you loved. Rest in Peace Beautiful. Love you always, Lisa
Pat always had away of making you laugh you will be missed. You are so free now walking with the lord.
As cousins we had fun doing bunking parties and riding around up town. Sure was some fun times.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Although we never had the opportunity to meet thereâ€™s still a feeling of loss. Daddy always enjoyed visiting with his cousins and we enjoyed it too. Know Iâ€™m thinking of you often.
Sorry for your loss may she Rest In Peace prayers for the family
Rest in Peace sweet lady. You will be missed by many, love Mandy.
Rest in Peace Pat!
Trish, there is so much I want to say but don't even know where to start, so I will just say that I will miss that laugh and energy you brought to so many in life. Love you cousin. Love Carol