Edward W. (Snook) Mathis, Sr. was born on July 13, 1951 in Birmingham, AL to the late Mr. Willie Martin and Mrs. Mary L. Carter. He was a member of the New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church.
He was educated in the Birmingham City school system, where he was a graduate of A.H. Parker High School class of 1970. After graduating high school he married his loving wife Brenda Mathis, May 13, 1971. To this union was born two children Son, Edward W. Mathis, Jr. and Daughter, Damisha N. Mathis.
In 1973, He answered the call to serve his country by joining the U.S. Army. He served faithfully for 20 years until his retirement in 1993. After retirement from military service, he was employed by ABC Coke in Birmingham, AL from 1994 until he retired in 2008.
On Friday, April 19, 2019 he was called home from his earthly work to eternal rest. He was preceded in death by Mary L. Carter (Mother), Willie Martin (Father), Larry Mathis (Brother) and Margaret Jones (Sister).
Edward leaves to cherish his memory: Wife, Brenda Mathis; Son, Edward W. Mathis, Jr.; Daughter, Damisha N. Mathis; Brother’s, James Mathis, Tampa, FL; Johnny Orum, Detroit, Michigan and Freddie (Patsy) Mathis; Sister’s, Alma (Donald) Wilson and Mary Ann (Arteris) Pittman; Mother-in-law, Ada Riggins; Sister-in-laws, Linda Auguster Davis, McCalla, AL, Patricia Dawson, Savannah, Georgia; Debra (Michael) Blackmon; Susan Riggings and Renee Riggins; Brother–in-laws, Michael (Diane)Watts, Equality, AL and James (Gina) Riggins; Grandchildren, Jhane’ Mathis, Katice Mathis, Dominque Mathis, Jhamal Mathis, Ellese Mathis and Jerome Holman; Great Grandchild, Belle Raine Mathis; Kesha Wiggins (Bonus Daughter); Bill Eddleman (Special Friend) and a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.