Thelma Kitchens Matthews

Published 9:03 am Sunday, July 29, 2012

Thelma Kitchens Matthews passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at AMG Specialty Hospital at the age of 87. Born Feb. 6, 1925, she was a retired secretary who worked for the state of Louisiana. She was a longtime resident of Bogalusa and a member of Palestine Baptist Church.

She is survived by sisters Sarah Peterson of Covington and Barbara Bennett of Bogalusa; a brother, Thomas Wayne Kitchens of Ponchatoula; special nephews and niece, Darryl Peterson, Dr. Yancey Peterson, Kitch H. Peterson and Krystal K. Peterson; and special great-nephews, Bryce Peterson, Zachary Peterson, Daron Peterson, Flynt Peterson, London Peterson-Gross and Gunnar Peterson-Gross; and other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodie E. and Lillie Mae (Sullivan) Kitchens and a brother, Edward Talmadge Kitchens.

Visitation will be held Sunday July 29 from 1 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m., with Rev. Denny Brumfield officiating the services. Interment will follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery, located on Palestine Road.

Family and friends may visit and sign the online guestbook at www.