April 21, 1962 - September 13, 2021
Donielle Anthony Matthews was born on April 21, 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland to Delores Theresa Coles Matthews and William Collins Matthews. Don's early years were spent in the Baltimore City Public School Systems. He graduated from Milford Mill High School where he played football, lacrosse and was an honor student. He continued his education at Towson State University. Don was baptized at Concord Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Matthew Lincoln Jones. While at Concord, Don served as a Missionary, sang on the Men's Chorus, organized the pick-up and distribution for the Share Food Program and attended Bible Study. He was always willing to participate or help with any ministries around the church. After relocating to Orlando, Florida, Don attended the Agape Perfecting Praise and Worship Center where Minister Sharon Riley is the Pastor. He later became an active member at First Baptist Church of Orlando under the pastorate of David Uth where he was a part of the Foreign Missionary Ministries. Don loved cars, including model cars and airplanes. He liked sci-fi and all Marvel movies. He was a gifted artist and was very musical. He was called a "Household Engineer"; he could build, create, or fix anything. He loved spending time with family and their comfort was his comfort. Don retired from Proctor and Gamble in Cockeysville, Maryland after 20 years. He later worked at Disney World in Orlando, Florida in Hospitality for approximately 10 years until his death. Everyone who knew Don knew he was a gentle but kind and strong soul. His Florida and Maryland friends will greatly miss him. He fought a good fight, has reaped his reward and Heaven is now his home. He endured the pain but kept the faith. Don was preceded in death by his father, William C. Matthews He leaves to cherish his memory: his mother and devoted care giver, Delores C. Matthews; two children, Lex and Alexander Matthews; sister, Teresa (Sterling) Butcher; god-sister, Dr. Rhonda (Ralph E.) Harris; favorite cousin Sheila Eley and other family and friends who will truly miss him.
Donielle Anthony Matthews was born on April 21, 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland to Delores Theresa Coles Matthews and William Collins Matthews. Don's early years were spent in the Baltimore City Public School Systems. He graduated from Milford... View Obituary & Service Information
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