FAYETTEVILLE - Gilbert Ray Matthews, 77, passed away peacefully in his home Monday, February 12, 2018. He was born August 14, 1940 to the late Willie C. Matthews and Daisy Sykes Matthews. He leaves to cherish his memories, two brothers, Julius "Curney" Matthews (Margie) and Jerry Matthews; two sisters, Carolyn "Doll" Matthews and Nancy Matthews McDowell and a host of nieces and nephews. Gilbert is preceded in death by his parents, his sister-in-law Louise Gore Matthews, and a great nephew, William Gray Myrick. A graveside service will be held at Lafayette Memorial Park on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home one hour prior to the service. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Cape Fear Valley Hospice Team. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in memory of Gilbert. Memorials may be mailed to the Hospice Promise Foundation LHC, 901 High Wallis Road South, Lafayette, Louisiana, 70508.