ATLANTA, Ga. - Mrs. Mildred Eugenia (Gean) Brandt Mathews, age 85, of Atlanta, died peacefully at home Thursday, December 22, 2005. Gean was born in Isley, Ala., in 1920 and lived for many years in North Augusta. She has resided in Atlanta since 1995 and was preceded in death by her husband, Don Mathews, Sr. of North Augusta. All throughout her life, Gean devoted her unconditional nurturing love and boundless energy to her family and friends. Surviving Gean is her loving daughter, Jana Wilhite Purcell and her husband, James, of Atlanta; sons, Fred Colston and his wife, Janice, of Greenville, S.C. and Don Mathews, Jr. and his wife, Brenda, of Augusta; along with grandchildren, Dana Colston, Chelsea Mathews, Blake Mathews; and sister-in-law, Jo Brandt of North Augusta. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 7, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Sandy Springs Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Sandy Springs Chapel FuneralDirectors, 136 Mt. Vernon Hwy., Sandy Springs, GA, 404-255-8511. Condolences may be sent to Jana Purcell, 7515 Princeton Trace, Atlanta, GA 30328.
The Augusta Chronicle January 3, 2006