Matthews Thomas, or "Turkeybone" as he was lovingly referred to by all, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 18, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Ernest Thomas and Eva Thomas Walker Harris, Matthews was born in New Orleans, LA, raised and educated in St. Charles Parish, and later became a longtime resident of Jefferson Parish. He accepted our Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at Zion Baptist Church of Jefferson, LA. Matthews is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Thomas; Children, Timmy Thomas, Arnell Waters and Renita Thomas Royal (Lynn "Hurk"); four grandchildren, Tempestt, Monterey and Ladon Thomas, Jacob Royal and the late Marquis Thomas. Brother of Samuel Walker, Jr. (Marlene), Doris Green, Ora Lee Weber, Satin Mitchell, Eva Edai', the late Leona Rattcliff, Edna Carwell, Evelina and Gayle Weber. Also survived by one uncle, Elvin Martin (Fay), seven great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service honoring the life of Mr. Matthews "Turkeybone" Thomas at Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip Street, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 1 pm, Elder Samuel Walker, Jr. Officiating. Everyone in attendance will be required to adhere to all COVID 19 restrictions. You must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Interment private. Visitation 12 noon in the chapel.