Jean Matthews Gossett-Williams

Jean Matthews Gossett-Williams, age 93, of Demorest, Georgia & formerly of Morrow, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 20, 2021, following an extended illness.

Born in Ozark, Alabama, on November 02, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Warner T. & Belle Marshall Matthews. Jean retired as a switchboard operator with Coca-Cola Company after many years of dedicated service. She was a faithful member of the Level Grove Baptist Church in Cornelia and was formerly a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. In her spare time, Jean was an avid gardener, enjoyed reading her Bible, & leading others to Christ. Most of all, she enjoyed spending precious time with her children, grandchildren, & great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard M. Gossett, second husband, Jerome Williams, brothers, Thomas Matthews, Edward Matthews, Zack Matthews, & John Matthews; and a sister, Myra Lowery.

Survivors include her children, Richard “Tim” Gossett of Atlanta, GA; Phillip W. & Dianne Gossett of Demorest, GA; brother & sister-in-law, Billy & Marie Matthews of Sharpsburg, GA; grandchildren, Matthew Gossett, Amy Gossett, Amanda Gossett, Jana & Jared Sanders, Dr. Michael & Katie Gossett; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, & friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with her grandson, Dr. Michael Gossett officiating. Entombment will follow the service at 2:30 p.m. at Sherwood Memorial Park Cemetery & Mausoleum in Jonesboro.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m & 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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