Sue Carlton Rogers Mathews

Published 11:03 am Friday, October 12, 2012

SHREVEPORT, La. — Sue Carlton Rogers Mathews passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, after a lengthy illness. She was 82.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight, Oct. 12, at Osborn Funeral Home in Shreveport, La. Graveside services will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Forest Park Cemetery. Officiating will be Dr. David Brice of Kings Highway Christian Church.

Sue was a native of Vicksburg. Her friends there always knew her as “Sue Carlton.” She earned a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in medical technology from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

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She was a resident of Shreveport for over 50 years. She began her career as staff technologist at P&S Hospital in Shreveport, and she worked there for 19 years. Beginning in April 1971, she served as laboratory director at Humana Hospital-Brentwood for 13 years.

Sue married James Benjamin “Ben” Mathews in 1953. When Ben Mathews died in 1969, she took up the raising of their four young children.

In the 1990s, she returned to Vicksburg to care for her aging mother. Sue was a quiet, home-loving person. She offered peace and cheerfulness to all who were blessed to know her.

Mrs. Mathews was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Mathews; parents, George Winters Rogers Sr. and Marion Todd Rogers; and her brother-in-law, Edwin Mathews.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy Mathews Creel and husband Kris; three sons, Mark Mathews and wife Penny, Reed Mathews and Gary Mathews and wife Stephanie; four grandchildren, Ben Mathews, Jake Creel and Keith and Amy Delahoussaye; brother, George Winters Rogers Jr. and his wife, Muriel; sister-in-law, Mary Doles and husband Sam; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to AmeriCare Hospice Agency and to Penny Mathews for the love and care she provided in Sue’s final months.