Tellis “Poopie” Phore Matthews, Sr., 67, a resident of New Iberia, LA and native of Houma, LA, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12:50 PM at his residence.
Visitation will be observed on Saturday January 27, 2018 at Jones Funeral Home, 1101 Main Street Franklin, LA 70538 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. A Celebration of Life Service, celebrating the life of Tellis Matthews, Sr., will begin at 11:00 A.M. Military Honors will follow the services. Tellis will be laid to rest on Monday January 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary, Louisiana.
Memories of Tellis or "Poopie," as he was known to many, will forever remain in the hearts of his six sons, Tellis (Rashonda) Matthews, Jr. of Opelousas, LA, Shane Matthews of Arizona, Demetrius (Lasonda) Crachain, Deon (Jennie) Phillips both of New Iberia, LA, Daniel (Stacy) Nixon of Amelia, LA and Keddrick Peters of Franklin, LA: six daughters, Shimara Phillips, Arriana (Brandon) Fontnett, and Chantel Brisco all of New Iberia, LA, Telisha Matthews of Thibodaux, LA, Monica Peters and Michelle (Ronald) Hilts both of Franklin, LA; his companion, Debra Mack; one brother, Robert (Barbara) Matthews, Sr., of Franklin, LA; four sisters, Emma (Earl) Singleton of Atlanta, GA, Ida Matthews and Shirley Matthews both of Houma, LA and Victoria (Kim Sr.) Provost of Baldwin, LA; a step-daughter, Danielle Mack; a god-daughter, Danielle Lockette and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Tellis was preceded in death by his parents, Foster Matthews, Sr. and Lizzie P. Matthews; a daughter, Telisha Madison and four brothers, Foster Matthews, Jr., Jospeh Matthews, Peter Matthews and Paul Matthews.