Memorial service held for wife of Milwaukee County Board candidate
A memorial service was held for Daniela Matthews, the wife of Radolph “Ray” Matthews, Jr., a candidate for Milwaukee County Supervisor. The service was held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 1531 W. Vliet St.
Mrs. Matthews reportedly died late last week of a massive heart attack. She was 35 years old. She leaves behind four young children.
Her husband, Ray Matthews, is a candidate for the 10th District Milwaukee County Supervisor seat being vacated by Eyon Biddle, who is running for Milwaukee Alderman against incumbent Willie Hines. Matthews will be facing off against David Bowen April 3.
“She (Daniela) was dedicated to our four beautiful children and I know her love for me was pure and genuine,” Ray Matthews said in a Facebook message on the passing of his wife. A former assistant to former Milwaukee County Supervisor Elizabeth Coggs, Matthews was an integral part of the yearly MLK Back-to-School Festival Coggs, now a state legislator, sponsored for children in the community before the start of the school year.
Children receive a free book bag filled with school supplies.
In a message posted on her Facebook page, Coggs announced that following the memorial service and repast, there will be an “after-party” held in Daniela Matthews’ honor.
In lieu of flowers, individuals are asked to contribute to a memorial fund set up for the Matthews children. “The Daniela Matthews Memorial Fund” will be at Educator’s Credit Union.
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