CONOVER Brenda Joyce Matthews, 75, of Conover, died Monday, July 8, 2019, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born Sunday, Feb. 13, 1944, she was the daughter of Berlie Leonard Michael Sr. and Doris Eloise Michael. She loved her family and enjoyed crafting. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Glenn Marshell Matthews; sons, Jereme Matthews (Shannon), Eric Matthews (Tonia); grandchildren, Haley, Hannah, Logan, Hunter, Holden; and brothers, Berlie Michael Jr. (Erica) and David Michael (Jeanne). She was preceded in death by her son, William Matthews; and brother, Jerry Michael. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 12, at Woodlawn Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Anderson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 11, at Jenkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Catawba County, 772 4th St. SW, Hickory, NC 28602. Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net. The Matthews family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton, 828-464-1555.

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