Angela Robin Matheson Sheldon

1973 - 2023

Angela Robin Matheson Sheldon went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 13, 2023, after a lifelong battle with diabetes.

Most everyone knew her as “Angie”. Some referred to her as just simply “Ang”. Her nieces called her “Aunt Tootie”. Other little ones affectionately called her “Gigi”. Regardless of how you referred to her, one thing that everyone had in common, was how much they loved her.

Angie spent most of her time in and around Athens GA. In her younger years she could be found spending time with her friends at the skating rink and later on, she developed a passion for bowling, which is where she bonded with so many others who would become her lifelong friends. She worked at Showtime Bowl in Athens for over 20 years, as a shift manager, and all who encountered her were instantly drawn to her smile, her laughter, her kindness, and her fun-loving spirit. Every year the entire Georgia Bulldog Football team would come to bowl, and she had so many fond memories of her times spent with the coaches and the players and the conversations they would have. When Angie wasn’t working, she was bowling, or often would be baking. She was an incredible baker who impressed everyone with her amazing cakes and desserts. Angie also spent a good bit of her time at Jefferson Lanes in Jefferson GA, where she formed many precious friendships. She never met a stranger, and everyone fell in love with her instantly. Her passing has left us all with a huge sense of emptiness, and a void that no one else can fill.
Angie was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Matheson, her paternal grandparents Rev J.D. Matheson and Mabel Matheson, her maternal grandparents James and Elizabeth Murray, and her aunts Mary Murray Bland and Ann Murray. She is survived by her mother, Rachel Murray Matheson, of Walkertown NC, her sister Janet Matheson Odom (James), and nieces Amber Odom and Kendall Odom all of Mayodan NC, and her uncle and aunt, Randolph and Vickie Murray (Brantley and James), first cousins Beverly and Donnie Brown (Nathan and Savannah), Tim Paterson (Leslie), and Jim Paterson – and of course, many, many dear friends.

The family has chosen cremation and will have a memorial service in Georgia at a date to be named later. You can remember Angie, by donating to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) or by donating a Gideon Bible in her memory.


5 tributes for Angela Robin Matheson Sheldon

  1. Lynn Bennett

    I still cannot believe this is true. Angie was one of the sweetest, funniest people I have ever known. We could make each other laugh even when we felt like crying. She was loved by so many people and she will be missed by all of us. Love you, Angie. I depend on the knowledge that we will see each other again some day!

  2. Sandy Maxwell

    Angie was a good friend. She love bowling. She loved everyone. She is going to be missed. Angie every time that I heard thunder I know you making a strike in Heaven with your bowling friends in Heaven. Angie love you. Praying for the family.

  3. Eric Polite

    Friend and Classmate…you are and will be dearly missed, but we will meet again in Glory.

  4. Ace Callahan

    A True Friend with a Gentle Loving Caring & Compassionate soul. G.B.N.F

  5. Karen Turner

    What can I say…we lost a precious friend on August 13. I say WE because she was such a good friend to many! I met her when she started working and bowling at Showtime. We went to Biloxi for bowling tournaments over the years. Over the last 2 and a half years we got closer as her diabetes
    was really getting her. She ( knowing I was a nurse) we would talk more about her illness and things to come. Through her amputations she amazed me with her positivity of walking on her prostheses and beating this diabetes. When she moved to NC
    We continued to keep in touch by phone and talked frequently. The last time she was in the hospital she was still trying to be positive but I could hear that it was getting harder and harder for her to keep positive. She wanted to obtain her independence again but sadly she did not. I called her twice on the day before she passed and she answered the phone both times but was talking confuse and I thought it might be from anesthesia.
    Sunday I saw the text from another friend that she had passed.
    This world lost another daughter, sister, aunt and a friend to all!
    I know she is in heaven sitting next to God and no longer in pain.


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