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Theresa Ann “Sissy” (Brank – Butler) Matthews

June 14, 1956 - November 4, 2021


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    Tresa Rucker says

    My heart 💜 goes out to her children , her siblings and grandchildren! I grieve with them! Sissy lived her life in an exemplary and steadfast way ! She was filled with compassion! As a relative told me she would give a stranger a glass of water on a hot day ! I know Dear Lord called one of his own ,children/queen own home to Rest In Peace ! I’m sure the signs said job well done ! Can you imagine all the rejoicing taking place ??? My prayers extend past this month but in all the days ahead!! 🙏🏽

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    Gerald C Arnold says

    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Roman 8:28

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Theresa Ann “Sissy” (Brank – Butler) Matthews, 65, departed this earth on Thursday, November 4, 2021. She was born on June 14, 1956, to Hence Brank, Sr. and Blanche Etta Butler in Henderson, KY.


Theresa was a phenomenal woman. She was known to be a hard worker, an extraordinary cook, and a stickler for cleanliness. Theresa was filled with compassion and empathy for others. She freely opened her hands to those less fortunate and was quick to reach out to those in need, giving of her substance and giving equally of herself. She was always that person you could count on. Theresa was a member of Seventh Street Baptist Church, Henderson, KY where she served on the Usher Board. Also, she was a member of the Independent Club and the Black Essence Club. Theresa was truly inspiring in all her ways. 


 Theresa was preceded in death by her parents, her late husband of 22 years, Donald Matthews as well as her four brothers, Hence Brank, Levin Brank, Henry Lewis Brank and Jerry Thomas. 


She leaves to cherish her memory four children, DeVona (Timothy) Sims, Anthony Jermaine (Jill) Butler, Tonika (Roland) Butler-Brown, and Menelik Brank whom she loved very much. Additionally, she is survived by her five siblings, Charlene Turner, Archie Turner, Ralph Turner, Hence Brank, Jr., Anna Cole; six grandchildren, Brittany Butler, Anthony Butler, Bianca Wargel, Timia’ Sims, Trevion Butler, Roland Brown III and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021, at Sunset Funeral Home with burial to directly follow at Sunset Memorial Park.