Leonard Lee Mathews

Leonard Lee Mathews, age 62. Sunrise January 27, 1956 in Atlanta, GA and Sunset January 7, 2019 in Columbus, OH.

Leonard was educated in the Beaver Falls School System. He graduated in 1974. Soon after graduation, Leonard went to the US Army, where he was honorably discharged. Serving his time in Germany.
As an adult Leonard lived in Atlanta Georgia, then finally settling in Columbus, Ohio in the early 80’s. He started a career in fast food management, eventually retiring from McDonald’s

Leonard was one of a kind and had the biggest heart. He would do anything for you. He was a jack of all trades. He loved working on cars, doing yard work, cooking, and boy did he love to eat!! Leonard knew how to fix anything! He also loved to cook out, getting up early in the morning to get things going. As a child Leonard was involved in many activities, drill team, football, and basketball. He was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ohio State Buckeyes.

He is preceded in death by father Bill Curry, and step son JoVan.

Leonard will be lovingly remembered by mother Edna Mathews, sisters Janice Mathews, Leatha (Tony) Washington, and Stacey (John) Eddings, brothers Greg Mathews, Wayne Mathews, and Andre Curry, his loving partner of 22 years Stephanie Wilson, step children Amber (Isaac), and Natasha, grandchildren J’Shon, Jeremiah, Jordan, and Cameron, special nephew Greg (Whimpy) Price, also a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation 6:00pm and Funeral 7:00pm Sunday January 13, 2019 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave

Condolence Messages

  1. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. May the peace of God guard your hearts.
    With caring thoughts.

  2. Jimmy and Cynthia Caracter

    Matthews Family

    I would like to express my deepest condolences on your lost. Leonard and I were great friend, tigers for life.

  3. Irish J. Richardson

    To the Matthews family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) (John 5:41-43) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) To learn more about God’s promises go to JW.ORG. Love Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson.

  4. Irish J. Richardson

    To the Mathews family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) (John 5:41-43) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) To learn more about God’s promises go to JW.ORG. Love Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson.

  5. Christina Mason

    To the Mathews family. My deepest condolences to you all. Growing up with your family was priceless and memorable. We all had fun and great times growing up. May Leonard Rest In Peace

    Sincerely, Christina Mason

  6. To the Matthew families:I extend my sympathy for the passing of Leonard. He gentle with each other,it takes time to grieve and heal.

  7. Robbin Caracter

    I’d like to send my condolences to the family of Leonard Mathews. I will always remember his sweet nature and smooth voice(smile) So many good times with the Drill Teams! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless you! With Love,Robbin Caracter and family.

  8. Elder Ray & Gail Emerson

    Praying that God will strengthen your hearts during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss Stacey, Mrs. Edna and family. God bless.

  9. Dearest Matthews Family,

    Leonard did have a sweet nature. Never saw him get angry. I am sure those skills served him well in this life. A good Manager, spouse, parent & grandparent. We were all a little better with him in our lives.
    See you on the other side dear classmate.

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