With our most heartfelt condolences, the management and staff announces the transition of Mrs. Ida Pearl Mathis, 68 on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at Tift Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Mathis was born on March 3, 1954, in Sumner, Georgia to the late Sara and Robert Green. Ida was given a lovely nickname, Pee-Wee, by her family. Ida attended Tift County Public Schools, graduating from Tift County High School in 1972. Ida spent her career working at JP Stevens, now Horizon, Heatcraft, and later private sitting. Ida Pearl really did love her family. Whenever her family needed her, she was only one call away and you better believe that she was coming. Ida was a faithful member of First Albany Deliverance Cathedral, serving in the choir and security guard to the Apostle Isaiah Revills. Later, she became a member of IHope Church of God in Tifton, Georgia. Ida found passion in decorating, cooking, gardening in her yard, and she was a fashionista in her own right.
Ida departed this life on January 29, 2023 to take her seat with our Heavenly Father. Ida was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Sara Green; siblings, Roberta Green, Ben Bobby, Lucille Manning, and Rob Hamilton; and a loving niece, Tavia Bateman. Ida leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband, Leon Mathis; her loving children, Lashonda (Rod) Cromer, Kina (Shane) Davis, and David (Takiea) Ford; her bonus children, Love Albert Kitchens and Nochelle Mathis. She also leaves behind her amazing siblings, Carrie Smith, Betty (Lewis) Farrie, Rosetta Taylor, James (Annie) Green and Robert Green; two nieces and a nephew that were raised like sisters and brother, Willie June Green, Emma Turner, and Rosa Taylor. Ida leaves behind twelve beautiful grandchildren, whom she loved dearly and took care of-two, of whom, she affectionately raised as her own, Me-Me and DJ Ford; a special niece, Mrs. Janice Pearson; godson, Kenneth Wilcox; and her neighborhood watch, Carlisa Dawson; and a host of amazing nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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