Melvin(1941-1979):
Melvin in Extra Rich     Melvin Matthews before he passed away     

Melvin Wynn Matthews (12/19/1941~10/11/79) was the fourth son born to Amos Sr. and Bertha Matthews.  Melvin Wynn and Billy Glenn were like twins...very close.  He was a Viet Nam Veteran and served there from 1966 to 1968.  He has left us six reminders of how much we love and miss him...his children:  Rodney, Andre(11/12/1964), LiChelle(11/19/1968), Antwone & Darrone (twins 5/10/73) and DiMarco Matthews.


Andre'     LiChelle Matthews (Michelle)     

Antwone Matthews     Darrone Matthews

Melvin was a licensed barber/hairstylist and performed in a recording group called "Extra Rich" which was comprised of his brother Cleamon Lee, two cousins Nathaniel & Billy Wayne Jarman, and a friend Phil.  They made several recordings and performed throughout California, Nevada and Japan opening for such stars as Gladys Knight, B. B. King, The Temptations, Bobby "Blue" Bland and others.

Henry Shaw's Angels:  His Grandsons Melvin Matthews, Cleamon Matthews, Billy Wayne Jarmon
 Extra Rich in Soul