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Helen Charlene Dixon "Cha Cha" Mathis


Posted: April 30, 2015 4:12 p.m.
Updated: May 1, 2015 1:00 a.m.

Funeral services for Helen Charlene (Dixon) “Cha Cha” Mathis, 43, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church, Camden, SC. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff and other times at the home. 

Charlene passed away on Wednesday evening, April 29, 2015. She was born in Camden. She was married to her first love and best friend Jim L. Mathis. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She was the daughter of George Dixon Jr. and Annie Mae Hahula Dixon. 

Charlene served for 21 years as a teacher in Sumter and Kershaw County Schools. She was a devoted and caring teacher who loved her students and was loved by them. Charlene loved spending time with her husband, sons, and her family. She enjoyed reading, watching football, fishing, spending time at the beach, and shopping with her family. Charlene had a heart of gold and was always willing to help others.

Surviving are her husband of 21 years, Jim L. Mathis; children, William and Jacob Mathis of the home; sisters, Darlene (Ricky) Ham and Marlene (Don) Bantum; brothers, Leon (Dianne) Dixon and Douglas (Leslie) Dixon; and many other family members and friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Brad Troublefield, Chuck Troublefield, Tony Smith, Joey Dixon, Josh Dixon and Dillon Young. Honorary Pallbearers will be Andy Troublefield and Mark Troublefield.

She was a member of Malvern Hill Baptist Church where she served in various ways. Charlene loved the Lord with all of her heart, soul, and mind. Memorials may be made to Malvern Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden, S.C. 29020.

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