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“Did You Know That???
by Sis. Joan Jackson, Daughter of Mrs. Ruth Matthews
MRS. RUTH FRANCES BARNES MATTHEWS
- Was born on July 17, 1920 at Columbia Hospital in Washington, D.C.; the second child five children born to Mary Agnes Hawkins Barnes and James Arthur Barnes. Has affectionately been called “Shorty”, Little Bits” and “Pig Tails” ?
- Was married to Walter Francis Matthews for over 40 years until his passing 1981?
- Is a devoted and loving mother of five children; Gloria (deceased), Roland, Walter, Joan, and Gregory (deceased); grandmother of 13, great-grandmother of 20+, and great-great grandmother of 10+?
- Was baptized at the age of 11 at Mount Airy Baptist Church to which she is still a faithful member and has sang with the senior chorus recently?
- Was Captain of the girls’ volleyball team in high school and also played the violin?
- Graduated from Cardoza High School in 1938 and was the Salutatorian of her graduating class as Terrell Junior High School?
- While employed as a clerk during her first federal job with the National Youth Administration in 1939, was mentored by Mary McLeod Bethune, the Director of the Division of Negro Affairs at that time, from whom she received a letter of recognition?
- Was employed by the federal and district governments for over 20 years upon retirement?
- Loves the Lord and people, believes in the power of prayer, has unlimited faith in God?
- Has lived in the same house at 3440 23rd Street, SE since 1956?
- Her favorite colors are pink and blue?
- Loves to eat out and her favorite food is fish, but she does not like shrimp. Also eats oatmeal and/or Cheerios cereal every morning?
- Loves to dance, listen to classical and jazz music, write poetry (has written several poems and two have been included), read, tutor, and wishes to visit Paris, France?
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