Wilma Pearce Mattingly

Published 9:55 am Friday, August 14, 2020

Wilma Pearce Mattingly


Wilma Pearce Mattingly of Lexington, KY, 93 passed away on August 12, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, J. Hulin Mattingly, Sr. of Danville, KY, her parents Butler Anderson Pearce and Frances (Fanny) Farris Pearce and her siblings Boyd Pearce, Garnett Pearce, Bonnie Pearce Hall and a stepson, J. (Joe) Hulin Mattingly, Jr.

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She is survived by her brother Bruce (Ruth) Pearce, Simpsonville, KY, brother in law Robert Hall, Jr., Georgetown, KY, her nephews and niece, Ken (Jane) Pearce, Nicholasville, KY, David (Linda) Pearce, Joel (Scottie) Pearce, both of Louisville, KY, Lee (Stephanie) Hall, and Julia Hall, both of Lexington, KY, two great nephews, Pearce Hall and Robert Hall, Lexington, KY, two step-children, Charles R. Mattingly and Joan Mattingly Kamman, 9 step-grandchildren, and 13 step-great grandchildren.

Born in Laurel Co, KY she worked as a bookkeeper at Blue Grass Electric Co., Danville, KY, and as a secretary for Mr. Henry Knight at Almahurst Farm, Nicholasville, KY.

She was a member of the First Christian Church (DOC), Danville, KY, where she served as President of Christian Women’s Fellowship, was an Ambassador to Christian Church Homes of Kentucky, as well as Central Christian Church (DOC), Lexington, KY, where she volunteered for God’s Pantry, Habitat for Humanity and was an active member of Disciples Women’s Fellowship. 

She was a member of Danville Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf and bridge. She will be remembered for her candor, and as a loving and generous daughter, sister, wife, aunt, great aunt and step mother, step grand-mother and as one who loved to travel, entertain and spend time with her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Central Christian Church, 205 E. Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 or Bluegrass Care Navigators, 1733 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40504. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 am. Both held at Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home, Danville, KY. Burial will be private.