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5401 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757-366-9260
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Gordon Mathewson

Gordon W. Mathewson

Sunday, December 2nd, 1934 - Sunday, August 30th, 2020
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Lt. Commander Gordon W Mathewson, 85, went to be with his Lord and Savior August 30, 2020.

Gordon was born in Westford, NY to Glenn and Alice Mathewson and graduated from Draper High School in 1952. He served our country proudly during the Vietnam War, retiring after 23 years of faithful service. Following his military career worked for CBN for more than 10 years and as well as being a manager with 3800 Condominium in Virginia Beach. Mr. Mathewson’s faith in the Lord was never questioned. He was Member, Deacon, and Sunday school teacher at Thalia Lynn Baptist and Kempsville Presbyterian Church, where he also ran the food pantry. Gordon was a longtime member, advocate and president of the local NAMI. When Gordon had free time, he loved gardening, talking politics and being with family and friends. Gordon will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish his memory is: his loving wife of 63 years, Anita (Hewitt) Mathewson; three daughters: Joy Swoveland and husband Eric, Bonnie Davis and husband Rick, and Cristi Reyna; son, Gordon Mathewson Jr.; nine grandsons: Jason Boles, Justin Swoveland, Ian Swoveland, Austin Burnland, Ashley Moller, Wesley Moller, Cordeo Reyna, Blake Reyna, Jason Davis; eight great grandchildren: three sisters: Dottie Shick, Esther Brooker, Olive Crews and one brother Peter Mathewson. Mr. Mathewson is preceded in death by his son Richard Mathewson, and his sister Thelma Alger.

A celebration of life will be held at Kempsville Presbyterian Church 11:00 am, Saturday, September 5th, 2020. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Crisis Pregnancy Center.
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Gwynne Wilhelm

Posted at 07:42pm
A great husband and Dad
Of a wonderful family
Has received the ultimate promotion,
And gone on to glory.

While those he left behind
Are left with a memory
And a longing for the day
That Gordon again they'll see

One moment, doing so well
The next---gone. So unexpectedly.
We thought you'd come home from rehab,
But God had other plans, evidently.

Now you're in a different Home,
The place where the righteous go.
Walking the streets of Heaven,
Smiling down on those below.

Thank you, Gordon, for leaving
Such a godly legacy.
The place you've graduated to
Is where we hope someday to be.
Anita, right now he's more free
Than all your butterflies!

Jeanne Alger Donnelly

Posted at 12:28pm
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I have so many memories of Uncle Gordon. I remember as a kid, everyone gathering at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Uncle Gordon was always so much fun, hanging out with all the kids. As we grew up he always had good advice and cared about everyone he met. In the last couple of years, I really enjoyed the phone conversations and the family pictures that he shared. He will be missed. Love you Uncle Gordon. Say hi to everyone for me and I will see you all again one day.

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