Bernilla Jean “Jeanie” Matlock


Bernilla Jean "Jeanie Matlock
Bernilla Jean “Jeanie” Matlock

Bernilla Jean “Jeanie” Matlock, 78, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on June 26, 2022.

Celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, June 30, 2022, at First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler, with Dr. Howard K. Batson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Jeanie was born on August 8, 1943, in Sayre, Oklahoma.  She graduated from Sayre High School in 1961.  At that time, she met the love of her life, Dale Matlock.  They married in 1961, made their home in Amarillo, and celebrated 59 years of marriage, prior to Dale’s passing in 2020.

Jeanie was a homemaker, raising Brad, Brent, and Jan. She began her career as a cosmetologist, before finding her true calling in life, which was childcare. She worked as a teacher’s aide before opening her own daycare, Kids, etc. She owned and operated one of the best daycare facilities in Amarillo for 12 years.  She touched and mentored many lives.

Jeanie and Dale were blessed with an early retirement, which allowed them to travel for many years.  Their many trips included family and friends, pulling their 5th wheel, and meeting new people. Jeanie never met a stranger and loved to talk! Jeanie’s inviting and loving personality made her loved by all.  She was the best cook, Nanny, Mom, and sister.  Her family will forever cherish the memories made at Sunday dinners and trips to the lake.  Nothing made her happier than spending time with her family!

She was preceded in death by their infant son, Ronnie Dale Matlock in 1962, her parents, and one sister.

Nanny’s legacy she leaves behind include Brad (son) & Brenda Matlock; Brent (son) and Roxanne Matlock; Jan (daughter) & Troy Lowery; Zachary (grandson) & Jenny Matlock; Bailee (granddaughter) & Jansen Riddell; Madison (granddaughter) & Parker Martinez; Rance (grandson) & Melissa Lowery; Jace Lowery (grandson); Breken Matlock (grandson); five great grandchildren, Austin & Livi Matlock, Caroline, Bailor & Emmerson Riddell.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all who helped Jeanie on her journey with her cancer diagnosis, including Trisha Aylor (niece), family members, and extra special people from various agencies.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Gracie’s Project, First Baptist Church Children’s Ministry, or favorite charity of your choice.

The world lost a special lady, but heaven gained a beautiful soul!

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His mercy endures forever – Psalm 118; 29

5 Replies to “Bernilla Jean “Jeanie” Matlock”

  1. There are just no words to express our sincere sympathy in the loss of Jeanie. One of the best people I ever met, kind, sweet, caring, awesome cook, and the list goes on and on. It has been great knowing Jeanie for so many years and as a part of The Sooter family. Jeanie will be so missed in this world but thankful she will now be with her beloved Dale– she is at rest and peace!

    Our thoughts, prayers and hugs be with the Matlock family. We love you all so much! God bless you.

  2. Jeanie was a lifetime friend. Throughout our school days she was always a shining star. Heaven truly has another bright shining star! She will be so missed on earth but Jeanie & Dale are reunited in their forever home! Love you girl!!

  3. I met Jeanie in our Bible study group. She was such a loving and caring person. We shared a lot of laughs together. I love you Jeanie and I will miss you dearly. You were a special lady.

  4. I loved Jeanie. She absolutely was one of the nicest people I have ever known. She was such a joy to be with.
    She loved her family. I knew all the names. She was so proud of all of you…and that black cat. She loved that black cat
    I will miss her so much. she was just the best person ever.

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