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1933 Matthew 2023

Deacon Matthew Moses

March 10, 1933 — September 1, 2023

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Matthew Moses was born March 10, 1933 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late William Clark Moses and Laura Mae Poldo Moses. He was the fifth of the six children born to this union. 

 

He was educated in the Atlanta School District, graduating from Booker T Washington High School, class of 1952. Matthew attended Morehouse College for one year prior to entering the military. He was an enlisted soldier in the Army during the Korean conflict, working as a Supply Sergeant. After retiring from active duty, he worked full time for the Pennsylvania National Guard for 36 years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) as a Military Personnel Technician.  Among the many medals he received are:  Meritorious Service, Army Commendation, Army Reserve Components Achievement, National Defense Service, Korean Service, United Nations Service, Armed Forces Reserve Metals and Army Service Ribbon. Following his military career, Matthew had multiple other jobs with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania working in various departments until his 80th birthday.

 

In 1956, following an Honorable Discharge, Matthew moved to Philadelphia, PA.  The next year he met the love of his life, Gwendolyn Viola Jones.  They were married on September 6, 1958.  To this union were born three children:  Renee’, Matthew B., and Daniel.  He enjoyed spending time with his family at family gatherings, cookouts, traveling, and working in his yard. His specialty at his cookouts were bar-b-que ribs and potato salad. In addition, he prided himself with constant employment, working hard so that he could allow his wife to be home with their children; that was very important to him.

 

Deacon Moses loved singing and praising his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Some of his favorite songs include:  Order My Steps, You Can’t Make Me Doubt Him, This Little Light of Mine. He accepted Christ and was baptized as a young adult. He joined the New Jerusalem Baptist Church where he held the position of Treasurer. Later, he and his wife joined the First Corinthian Baptist Church.  Here he served as a Trustee and church Treasurer due to his superior organizational and bookkeeping skills. After years of service there, he was ordained a Deacon in 1975, and he served faithfully until moving to Harrisburg, PA. Upon his arrival, he and his wife united with the Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church in 1977, continuing faithful service.  In fact, due to recommendations from his former pastor, Rev Silas Thomas, Rev L S Morrison, allowed him to serve communion the same Sunday he joined this church. In addition, he served as the Deacon Family Ministry Coordinator, Sunday School Teacher, Laymens Ministry, and sang in the Men’s Chorus.

 

In addition to his parents, Dea. Moses was preceded in death by his siblings, brothers William (Rock), Clarence, Poldo, and Lonzo (Tank) Moses and sister, Isabel Moses Coleman.  Matthew is survived by, his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Gwendolyn Moses; his daughter Renee Chambers (Raymond Chambers, Jr), his sons, Matthew Bernard Moses (Andra Moses), and Daniel Moses (Lisa Scott-Moses); his grandchildren:  Daniel Durrell, Jonathan (Tanesha), Michael, Christina (DeMarcus), Bryce, Jasmine (Michael) and a bonus grandson Joseph Cooke; several great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Beverly Collier; brother-in-law, Aaron Jones; goddaughters Patricia Boatright and Sheila Woodson; extended family, the Chambers and Ellis families; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Our deepest appreciation    to his Caregivers:  Sue Pinti, Sharon Rideout, Toya Williams, and Michael Solomon and many supportive neighbors.

 

Matthew Moses was a devoted man of God. He loved the Lord and his devotion showed throughout his life, not only with his family but his church family, and to all he met. Today we celebrate your life and thank God for allowing us to be a part of it!

 

Lovingly Submitted,

By The Family

 
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