Pierre Augustine Matthews, son of Delores Matthews and the late Augustine Burgos Jr, was born on June 14, 1968, in Wilmington DE. He departed this life on September 4, 2020, at home.
Pierre received his early education at St. Peter’s Cathedral School and graduated from Howard High School in 1986, with his Electrical Trade/Culinary Arts Certificate, Upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army.
Pierre held various jobs in Wilmington and Philadelphia. He was a jack-of-all-trades and loved to work with his hands. He had a strong, stern, take-charge personality which allowed him to complete any task or project that may have been challenging to others.
Everyone who knew Pierre, loved him. He was well-known and liked by many friends, family members and co-workers. He was affectionately known as P or Big P. Pierre was always ready and willing to help anyone. He was a talented leader and instructor.
In addition to his father, Augustine Burgos, he was preceded in death by siblings, Kim Grayson and Tonu Brooks.
He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, his mother, Delores Matthews; his children, Jazzmyn Lum, Pierre Caine, Michael Miller, Carlise Johnson and Sierre Matthews; one grandson, Quadir; three granddaughters, Jachaela, Ge’Onni and Aynre; siblings, Nikole Matthews, Tiana Russell and Christopher Burgos; two loving adopted brothers, Jan and Shaka; Godmother, Carmen Burgos; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral 11 AM Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Congo Legacy Center, 501 W. 28th Street, Wilmington, DE 19802. There will be a public viewing from 9:00-10:45 AM only.
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