Departed this life March 31, 2020. Sterling E. Matthews, age 60, of Richmond. He served as a Deacon at Moore Street Missionary Baptist Church since 2012. He retired from the U. S. Army after 21 years of service. He also served in the Air National Guard. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Beta Gamma Lambda Chapter. He is survived by his wife, Alice Matthews; one son, Jammal Matthews(Ebony); a niece, Michell Lyons(Chris) and her two children, Aaliyah and Caleb; one granddaughter, Devyn; parents, Sterling and Gloria Matthews; two sisters, Cynthia Folsom(Lacy) and Pamela Purcell(Anthony); a host of aunts uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; one sister- in- law ,Patricia Crear(Kenneth); brothers- in- law, Clarke(June), Calvin(Thelma), and Roscoe Allen(Nicky); and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Avenue. Burial private. Memorial services will be held be announced at a later date.