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Obituary for Lisa Gay Mathews (Dow)

Lisa Gay Mathews, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and daughter, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas at the young age of 46 years. She is survived by her husband Trent Mathews, her son and daughter in law Preston and Sharon Johnson, her mother Imogene Dow and her granddaughter Arianna Johnson. She was preceded in death by her father Lorenzo Dow.

Lisa was born June 15, 1977 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to Lorenzo “Jim” and Imogene Dow. She spent the majority of her young life in Clarksville, where she went to High School. Lisa married her husband Trent in July of 2008 in Maumelle, where they lived for 15 years. She loved her sweet grandbaby Arianna and her “baby boy” Theo – her poodle.
Although Lisa had health issues most of her adult life, she made the best of every day and strived to live her life to the fullest. She loved the beach and went every opportunity she could. She had the opportunity to visit Europe in 2010 with her husband, where they spent two weeks in The Czech Republic and she spoke of it frequently, always wanting to return.

Lisa had the kindest soul and went out of her way to make people feel good. Although she’s no longer with us, she now rests, pain-free and whole again with our Lord. She will be missed by so many people and the loss saddens us deeply. The mark she made on the world, in such a short time, will never be forgotten. Her kindness touched so many people and reached so far. Heaven has been brightened by her arrival.

Visitation is from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksville, Arkansas.

Funeral Services are at 10 a.m., Friday, October 6, 2023 at the Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksville, Arkansas with Pastor Tom Bartzsch officiating.