Birdie Lee Mathis

By From page A4 | June 11, 2014

birdie mathis

Aug. 14, 1929 — May 31, 2014

Birdie Lee Mathis, 84,passed away in Fairfield, Calif., on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Born on Aug. 14, 1929, in Gore, Okla., Birdie had 12 siblings. She lived a very rural lifestyle, on a farm, and carried that influence with her throughout her life. She married in September 1950 and relocated to California in August 1951. Birdie was proud of the three sons she raised and cherished being a daughter, wife and mother. She was always happy, laughing and joking. She will be sorely missed.

Birdie is survived by sons, Tom Mathis and wife Susan of Vacaville, Calif., Mark Mathis and wife Toni of Vacaville, Calif., and Arnold Mathis and wife Joanne of Fairfield, Calif., as well as brothers, John Summerlin and wife Ann of Gore, Okla., and Roy Summerlin and wife Pat of Webbers Falls, Okla.; She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James J. Mathis, whom she was married to for 57 years; parents Bert and Artie (Shamblin) Summerlin; and siblings Bert Summerlin Jr, Pearl Whitney, Virgil Summerlin, Alfred Summerlin, Alice Summerlin, Bonnie Summerlin, Trisha Watkins and 3 infant brothers.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 1 to 4 p.m. Please contact the family for the location.

Nancy Green


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  • Diane BeachJune 12, 2014 - 8:22 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Mathis family. Birdie was a wonderful lady and will be sorely missed. Diane Beach Houston Tx.

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  • Debra Blankenship (Mathis)June 14, 2014 - 7:38 am

    James and Birdie were two amazing people they so Loved the Lord and now they are together in heaven , Who shall ever Loveth the Lord shall have ever lasting life. Birdies siler ribbon was cut and in a blink of an eye she was standing with the Lord with James by her side. Before James became sick they attended their nice Church of GOD not far from their home. They planted many seeds to people and family (thoughts of GOD), they never gave up on trying to get their loved ones to better now GOD. I loved them so see I was their daughterinlaw and today I read the Bible that they gave me 32 years ago. I will be back with them some day....because I Love the Lord and our God with all that I have. I will be praying for their family and friends. I know it is painful now but prayer and time will heal all. God be with you all God Bless.

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