Bert Matthews. Source: Rogers Pickard Funeral Home.

Bertha “Bert” Matthews, a longtime Lee County Commissioner also known for her involvement in any number of other local and state civic activities, has passed away, according to an online obituary from Rogers Pickard Funeral Home. She was 83.

From the obituary:

Mrs. Matthews served as a Lee County Commissioner for twenty plus years, served the National Association of County Commissioners, and served on the Lee County Dept of Social Services Board for many years; Bert also served on the Board of Directors of First Citizens Bank, Board of Directors of N.C. Farm Bureau, Past President of Lee Co. Democratic Women, and Past President of the Lee County Home Extension.

Read the full obituary, which includes funeral arrangements, here.