Relatives and friends are advised of the passing of Elvin E. Matthias, better known as Eddie Matthias, of St. Thomas and St. John, who died May 5, 2019, at the age of 80.

Elvin E. Matthias is survived by sons, Charles E. Jackson, Gary Matthias, Thomas F. Matthias; daughters, Corine Matthias and Monique Matthias; daughters-in-law, Wilma Matthias and LaTanya Matthias; grandchildren, Shaina Matthias, Eric T. Andrews, Marcus Andrews Genece Matthias, Genea Matthias, Tahlya Matthias and Tianna Matthias; brothers, Alvin Matthias, Allen Matthias; sisters, Ida Rhymer, Elecia Parson, Dorothy Thompson, Sylvia Webster, Yvonne Todman and Susie Joseph; brothers-in-law, Carl Thompson and Raphael Rhymer; sisters-in-law, Aethra Matthias, Gloria Matthias and Edita Matthias; aunt, Luna Nibbs; uncle, Roy Blyden; nephews, Dale Matthias, Steven Matthias Oswald Venzen Jr., Oswain Venzen, Antonio Venzen, Angel Venzen, Kenneth Matthias, Raphael Matthias, Brian Matthias, Willie Matthias, Gerald Walters, Ramon Matthias Jr., Angel Matthias, Ricky Matthias, Antonio Matthias, Alvin Matthias Jr., Robert Matthias, Steven Matthias, Robert Matthias, Dwayne Matthias, David Matthias, Michael Matthias, Bruce Matthias, Wilburn Rhymer, Bruce Rhymer, Brian Rhymer, Wesley Rhymer, Deron Parson, Reuben Carty, Austin Matthias, Keith Krigger, Kenneth Krigger, Carl Thompson Jr., Courtney Todman, Cornelius Todman, Stanley Todman, Jareem Anderson; nieces, Betty Matthias, Ann Marie Matthias, Theresa Tyrell Laura Venzen, Lisa Venzen, Betty Lou Matthias, Lenore Serena Matthias, Geralda Walters, Laverne Matthias, Lynette Matthias-Scott, Michelle Matthias-Dudley, Dawn Matthias Curtis, Carrie Eddy, Rosemarie Matthias Webster, Elizabeth Matthias-Olivace, Laurie Matthias-Thomas, Joy Rhymer, Desiree Parson, Annette Parson, Esther Matthias, Reubina Carty, Ayanna Thompson, Diane Webster, Debbie Webster, Diedre Coulter, Daysha Matthias, Jessica Matthias, Jaliya Anderson, Jareese Anderson; best friend/ride or die, Edwina Dore; extended family, Noel and Bernice Boynes and family, Leale and Elsie Trotman and family, Carl and Veronica Powell and family, Carolyn D. Thomas and family, Carolyn A. Thomas-Richards and family, Lydia Thomas-Brow and family, Cecile Thomas Richards and family, and many more cousins and relatives of the Matthias and Blyden families too numerous to name.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the first viewing on Friday, May 24, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Celestial Chapel of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals. A second viewing will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church on St. John. The service will follow, immediately, at 11 a.m.

Interment is at Bethany Moravian Cemetery, St. John.

Arrangements are under the care of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals and Cremation Center of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

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My deepest sympathy to the surviving members of the Matthias family. May you find comfort in the words found at 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.

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