Melvin Harry Matthews Jr., 71, of Moravian Falls passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at his home. Mr. Matthews was born Dec. 29, 1948, in Camden, N.J., to Melvin Harry Matthews Sr. and Lidia Monarca Cini Matthews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He enjoyed word search puzzles, and loved to play golf and work on his 1966 Volkswagen Bug.

A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Miller Funeral Service.

Mr. Matthews is survived by his wife, Patricia Brooks Matthews of Moravian Falls; one daughter, Melissa Barnhart and spouse, Douglas, of Kentucky; one son, Mason Matthews and spouse, Bethany, of Kentucky; one brother, Joseph Cini of New Jersey; and his  grandchildren, Logan Barnhart, Mallory Barnhart, Macy Kate Matthews and Will Matthews, all of Kentucky.

The family requests no flowers or food, please. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in memory of Melvin Matthews Jr., 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-9956 or visit

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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