June 9, 1962 ~ March 23, 2021
Born in: Blythevile, AR
Resided in: Grayson, GA
Aaron Robert Matlock, Sr. was born on June 9, 1962, in Blytheville Arkansas to the late Hermon and Emma Lucille Matlock. Aaron was the youngest of seven children born of this couple Aaron made his transition from this earthly life to his next life on March 23, 2021. He touched the lives of many from coast to coast on his earthly journey.
At an early age, Aaron joined St. Luther Missionary Baptist Church and later joined New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church under the pastor ship of the late Dr. W.D. Carr. Aaron answered Gods calling to proclaim His word.
Aaron received his early education in Jackson Public Schools in Jackson, Mississippi. In high school was active in ROTC and upon his graduation he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard on September 9,1980.
Aaron was united in holy matrimony to Cherlynn Manns Matlock on June 16, 1984. From this union of 38 years, 3 children were born. He served his country receiving a mass array of distinguished awards, letters of recognitions, medals, ribbons and achieving the rank of Chief.
After 22 years of service Chief Matlock received his honorable discharge, then began his second career with the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC.
He continued to grow in the fullness of the Lord serving under the leadership of Bishop Wesley T. Cherry Sr. of Word Alive Church International in Manassas, VA. Aaron loved the Lord with all his heart, soul and mind. He lived for Christ so that he could go and be with Him upon leaving this earth.
He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and devoted wife, Cherlynn Matlock. Three children, Paula Manns of Lawrenceville, GA. Adrienne Matlock, of Port Huron, MI. and Aaron Matlock Jr. of Oklahoma City, OK. He also leaves to cherish his memory, 3 grandchildren Alexus Haskins, Jesse Scott and Aaron Matlock III and 3 Godchildren.
He will be truly missed by his siblings, Billie Dean (Scottie) Scott of Chicago, IL; Mon Nellie (Tresvan) Lawson of Inglewood, CA; Frans Aornetta (Anthony) Reid of Jacksonville, FL; Cogan Tyrone (Alicia) Matlock of Gardena, CA; Sandra Ann (Lawrence) Joiner of Norman, OK; Alfonzia Matlock, Chicago, IL and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Aaron had 5 special brothers in Christ, Pastor Tyrone Burrell, Elder Myron Valentine, Pastor Thomas Simpson, Rev. Jeff Gaines, and Elder Stacey Fayne.
Aaron was preceded in death by his parents Hermon and Emma Matlock, sister Shirley Redd, brother Wilson T. Matlock
Funeral Service: March 29, 2021 11:00 am - March 29, 2021 12:00 pm
Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046