Susan “Kathy” Kathleen Mathis
LONGVIEW — Susan “Kathy” Kathleen Mathis, 64, passed away on February 18, 2021 after a long fight with cancer. Kathy was born on September 26th, 1956 to Laquita Joy Kimbrell and James Lewis Lyon in Bethesda, Maryland. Her father’s navy career took them to many places, finally landing in Daingerfield in 1968. Afterwards, also being raised by her loving stepfather, Donald Northam.
Kathy graduated from Daingerfield High School in 1975 and continued on to attend Tyler Junior College as a famous Apache Belle. She spent some early years working but ultimately lived her dream of being home to raise her children, Megan and Trevor. On January 3, 2004 she married Carl “Tony” Anthony Mathis after being reunited from high school.
Kathy enjoyed gardening, cooking, spending time with her family and loving on her dogs and cats. She spent a lot of time volunteering with the Longview American Heart Association and was a featured survivor for the 2020 Go Red for Women, an organization close to her heart.
Though her battle with cancer was long and hard, she never stopped fighting. Through her, we know what true strength, perseverance, and bravery look like. Just because she’s gone, doesn’t mean she lost her fight.
Kathy is survived by her husband Tony; daughter Megan Joy Davis and husband Ryan Austin Davis; son Trevor Don Jacobus; stepdaughter Brittani Anne Mathis; brother Kenton Mark Lyon and wife Dawn Renee Lyon; sister in law Nona Beth Mathis Morgan and James Mark Morgan and many special aunts and uncles, nephews and niece, and cousins.
A public visitation will be held Monday, February 22 at Mobberly Baptist Church from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 23 at Mobberly Baptist Church at 11:00 AM. An online guestbook may be signed at www.raderfh.com
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