Melissa Marie Matus
2/3/1959 - 1/23/2020
In loving memory of Melissa Marie Matus, 60, of Hutto, Texas formerly
of Bellmead, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 in the early
morning at Hospice Austin Christopher House in Austin, Texas after a
courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
wishes a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, February
1, 2020 at Bellmead Funeral Chapel, 809 LaClede St, Bellmead, Texas 76705 with Deacon Denver Crawley
officiating. A lunch will follow the service at Geneva Hall, 740 N.
Connally Dr., Elm Mott, TX 76640.
Melissa was born
February 3, 1959 in Waco, Texas the daughter of the late Albin and
Adele (Kolar) Matus Sr. of Bellmead.
She attended St.
Joseph Catholic Elementary School, La Vega Junior High and in 1977
she graduated from Reicher High School. In 1982 Melissa graduated
from McLennan Community College as a nurse and worked at Providence
and Hillcrest Hospitals and several nursing homes. She loved caring
for her patients for over 20 years. She had a homemade remedy to cure
She married the love
of her life, Charles (Charlie) Reither on March 7, 1997 in Austin,
Texas. They loved going fishing and walking their dog, Buzz. She was
interested in taking pictures of nature. She enjoyed shopping at
Angies Grocery Store and treasure hunting at thrift stores and garage
sales. Melissa sold Avon products and had a collection of perfume and
cologne bottles. She always had fun singing Karaoke, Tanya Tucker and
Chrystal Gayle were her favorites. She was an avid reader and liked
going to Librarys to walk through the art exhibits. Chocolate and
coconut were her favorite candies. Lemon was Melissa’s favorite
pie. Yellow was her happy color. Melissa cherished her grandchildren, Jessie and Emily and was
very proud of them.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and
Laddie Nors; and a brother, Albin Matus Jr.
her beloved husband Charlie of Hutto; her son, Scott Lewis of
Georgetown; her 2 grandchildren, Jesse Lewis and Emily Lewis; her
siblings; Milton Matus and his wife, Mary Jean of Austin, Marsha Gerik and her
husband, Ronnie of Aquilla, Benny Matus and his wife Kim of Austin, Monica Williamson and
her husband, Ken of Arlington, sister-in-law Marcia Matus of Sunnyvale, Uncle Johnny Matus of Irving, Aunt Jo Ann Cepak of West, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd.,
Austin, TX 78759.