Cerriea Elaine "C.J." Matthew

Cerriea Elaine "C.J." Matthew, 53, affectionately known by her family and friends as “C.J.”, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

A resident of Pierce County for over 30 years, she was born May 2, 1966 in Okeechobee, FL.  She was always a hard worker and had held down several jobs at a time for much of her life. Most recently, she had been working as a server at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores while operating her own business, Cerriea’s Organizing and Decorating and cleaning houses on the side. She enjoyed dancing, singing, listening to music, trips to the beach and collecting “what nots” of all kinds, but mostly loved spending time with her beloved family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Her father, Leon Ferris Cotton, and her brother, Houston “Bucky” Cotton, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her four daughters, Candice Jordan Mitchell and husband, George, Blackshear, Sarah Darlene Barr and husband, Cody, Okeechobee, FL, Caity Dawn Henderson and husband, Nicholas, Blackshear and MacKenzie Jordan, Blackshear; mother, Brenda LaGrange Prescott; grandmother, Evelyn LaGrange; two sisters, Angeline Horton and husband, Trent and Renee Cotton; brother, George “Buddy” Cotton, all of Okeechobee, FL; nine grandchildren, Gadge, Carigan, Abbigail, Ashley, Walt, Kiley, Brody, Bailey and Drake; a host of nieces, also known as “glitter girls”, nephews, cousins and extended family members.  

A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Laura S. Walker State Park in Waycross.

Please sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com

Howard & Jones Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.

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