Billie “Jackie” Matthews

Billie “Jackie” Matthews

Sept. 1935 ~ May 2021

Jackie was born in Pitcher, Oklahoma to Opal and Edna Blount and passed away at the age of 85.  She moved to California in 1942 and graduated from Livingston High School in 1953.  In 1957 she married the love of her life Roland “Bob” Matthews.  She worked as a telephone operator and at Woolworths before moving to Virginia for a short period.  She owned and operated B&M Ranch Walnut Hulling and Drying from 1972-1989 when they sold the business.  Jackie worked as a clerk driver for Stanislaus County from 1994 until her retirement in 2017.

Her hobbies included cooking, gardening, fishing, quilting and antiquing.

She is survived by her children Cindy (Henry) Smith, Valerie (George) Hibbs, Terri (John) Fagundes, all of Turlock, and Lynette (Doug) Roberson of Sonora; twelve grandchildren Michael White, Rolanda Smith, Henry Smith, Anthony Hibbs, Derek (Amanda) Hibbs, Jeremy Hibbs, Tony Fagundes, Jared Fagundes, Zach Roberson and Shane (Alica) Roberson, Suzanna (Jeff) Wolfgang and Laina (Mark) Vann; and eleven great grandchildren.  Jackie was preceded in death by her parents Opal Blount and Edna Blount Neville; husband Roland “Bob” Matthews; siblings Lloyd Blount, James Blount, Bernice Silva, Bob Blount, Eugene Blount, Ronald Blount, Mickey Blount, Arrahwanna Harris and Stephen Blount.

Visitation will be held at Allen Mortuary on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 4:00-7:00p.m.  Funeral will also be at Allen Mortuary on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 1:30p.m. with interment to follow at Turlock Memorial Park. 

The funeral can be livestreamed at:

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  • Dean Porter May 11, 2021 11:08 pm

    Love to all
    Jackie was like a sister to Louise (Porter) Montgomery instead of a cousin. She will be missed dearly.
    Wished we didn’t live so far away and was fiscally able to visit more often.
    Sorry for your loss

  • Cindy Smith May 12, 2021 2:10 am

    I love you mama, when you went home to be with the Lord you took a part of me with you. I miss you so much!

    • Sharon Amos May 15, 2021 4:08 pm

      My condolences Cindy, Our moms shared a hospital room when we were born. I remember my mom always telling me that story. She graduated from high school with my mom and they knew each other a long time. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. Take care birthday buddy.

      • Cindy Smith May 18, 2021 12:58 am

        Omg, thank you Sharon, I do remember my mom talking about that and yes I’ve always remembered we have the same birthdays, it amazing how they went to school together and so did we! Thank you for your condolences, you put a smile on my face in such a sad time in my life.

  • Wendy Scott May 12, 2021 2:56 am

    Jackie you will be greatly missed by all who knew you. Thank you for welcoming us into your family. I’ll never forget the love you always showed me. My heart felt condolences to your family.
    Much love and care Wendy Scott

  • Ben snd Randa Williams May 12, 2021 4:15 am

    Jackie was a sweet, fun and loving friend. We had some really fun times together at retreats. I will cherish those memories forever. My sincere condolences to your family.

  • oilfield May 12, 2021 8:55 pm

    Aunt Jackie you will be missed so much you called me often . I’m really going to miss that. I love you all ❤️

  • Pam Killian May 12, 2021 9:15 pm

    Aunt Jackie you will be missed so much. You called me often I’m going to miss that😢love to all

  • Valerie May 13, 2021 1:20 am

    My Dear Sweet Mom
    The words cannot describe how much I miss you . I love you with all my heart. Until we meet again in Heaven . I will wait for that day .

  • Jennifer May 14, 2021 1:48 am

    Aunt Jackie was the best! Kind, caring, fun, compassionate and above all genuine. My daddy loved you so much. Thank you for holding the Blount family together.
    Love you.

  • Cupcake Ragsdale May 14, 2021 4:55 am

    I’m so lucky to have met such a sweet caring Christian woman of God, you will be dearly missed

    • Cindy Smith May 18, 2021 12:59 am

      Thank you girlfriend, you have know my mom since we were in high school, love you

  • Kay Bowerman May 14, 2021 3:16 pm

    Jackie was a wonderful friend. I have so many memories. I am going to miss her. May she rest in peace. My love and sympathy to her dear family.

  • Erlinda Ewing May 15, 2021 6:43 am

    Jackie was a very loving, caring person, we worked together for many years, she was very devoted to her job, I will miss receiving her Christmas cards every year, my condolences and prayers to the family god bless.

  • Karyn J Blount May 16, 2021 3:32 pm

    Aunt Billie, you will forever be in our hearts. Thank you for the memories & the Birthday song you sang to me in March. I will cherish you forever! You always kept the family reunions going, & boy what a reunion going on in heaven! You raised some good girls and they are truly Loved. We will all be together someday!

  • Wanda Blount May 17, 2021 3:17 pm

    Jackie, you have always been a sister to me. We have so many fond memories . You were always an inspiration to me. I will cherish you forever until we meet again. Love you always, & your girls.

  • Elsa Cerecerez May 17, 2021 5:50 pm

    My dear friend Jackie, I have always remembered and treasured are many years working for the county. The many miles we shared wasn’t even like work for me. It was like just being with a good friend who always made me smile and laugh sharing stories.
    I always remember how you talked about your faith and family, you had a gift for making everyone feel important .
    I will miss you but never forget you.

  • Cindy Smith May 18, 2021 12:58 am

    Omg, thank you Sharon, I do remember my mom talking about that and yes I’ve always remembered we have the same birthdays, it amazing how they went to school together and so did we! Thank you for your condolences, you put a smile on my face in such a sad time in my life.

  • Kimberly Herd May 18, 2021 11:23 pm

    Momma has not stopped talking about you Jackie . She tells me everyday I come in I was just sitting here thinking of Jackie and how you would go to church togather and sang in church together at I street church where uncle Lee met aunt Judy and they fell in love 😍 Momma tells me how she went to your house after church and ate with you and how Mrs. Blount made the best fried chicken 🍗ever .She said Jackie would be shy and bashful and giggle alot at Momma and tell Momma Dorothy your crazy. Momma has not stopped talking about you and will miss you until she see’s you again she said she is so Happy you and Uncle Lee came to her 80th. Happy Birthday 🎂 Party . We are praying for all of you and Love you all . Momma says she will forever Love you as her childhood friend she knows your with Jesus because you loved him so much and your with uncle Lee and all your family now and her prayers now are for all your girls and family.

  • Rolanda Smith May 21, 2021 5:40 am

    Oh my sweet grandma I have no words to describe how you will be missed. I cherish everything about you Until we meet again keep watch over us, Love you so much Mo. Il always be your sweet angel.

  • Udera Lee May 21, 2021 10:25 pm

    Dearest Aunt Jackie, you’ve Fought the fight you’ve run the race,now you are reaping the rewards that Jesus Christ promised you. You were the last of the 10 kids and that battle its self is over, I know how it really bothered you but thats over now, what a reunion in heaven, please give my Daddy a big hug and kiss from me. The best thing is you get to see our SAVIOR oh what a day . You were greatly loved and you will be missed Auntie, love to you from Udera and 👪 family. To all 4 of you girls you had a good Mama, our prayers for your peace and comfort,,remember the good memories.

  • Michael Stephen Blount June 20, 2021 6:38 pm

    Aunt Jackie, I have a memory of chocolate gravy at your house..Please give Dad a hug for me..Today is Fathers Day.
    And enjoy worshiping the Heavenly Father. See you all soon.

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