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Mrs. Phyllis E. Matthews, of Gloucester Point, passed away on Oct. 22, 2019 at the age of 75.

She was born Feb. 12, 1944 in Gloucester, the second of three children to the late R. L. “Scoot” and Dorothy Emerson. Phyllis was a longtime floral designer at Flowers by Phyllis and Gloucester Florist. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church.  John and Phyllis enjoyed each other’s company and spent many hours antiquing, eating out, and hosting their special Christmas breakfast.

First husband Eugene Hogge, and her brother, Franklin Emerson, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, John Matthews; two sons, Neal Hogge and wife Shirley,  and Alan Hogge and wife Janet;  five grandchildren, Lauren Sigmon and husband Michael, Neal Hogge and wife Annie, Corin Hogge and girlfriend Heather Pearson, Jordan Hogge, Tristan Hogge; six great-grandchildren, Kinslee Sigmon, Braelyn Sigmon, Felicity Sigmon, Claire Sigmon, Grayson Hogge, and Oliver Hogge; a sister, Brenda West; niece, Karen West Ward, and stepmother, Christine Hogge Emerson.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, from 10-11 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church, 3501 Providence Road, Hayes, followed by an 11 o’clock Celebration of Life service, conducted by the Rev. Chris McMillen. Inurnment will be private.

Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.