Your Neighbor: Meet Becky Williamson Matlock
By Mandy Haggerson
For the Clemmons Courier
Becky Williamson Matlock was born in Winston-Salem and lived in Clemmons for 40 years. “I’ve always loved being a part of this community and raising our family in it,” says the longtime native. Williamson Matlock remembers a time when Clemmons wasn’t quite as bustling and could even ride her childhood horse into town. “I was 13 years old when I got my horse because of how much I loved horseback riding,” recalls Willamson Matlock. “I would take her from the barn she was boarding at off Kinnamon Road to where now all the businesses are. It was such fun and memories I treasure.”
When Williamson Matlock got to high school, she attended West Forsyth. “I was a majorette when I was there,” remembers Williamson Matlock. Williamson Matlock met her future husband, Jeff, when she was at West Forsyth. Jeff was a grade ahead of Becky, and they both knew that there was something special between them.
After high school graduation, Williamson Matlock headed to Forsyth Technical Community College to get her associate’s degree in business. Once she earned her degree, Williamson Matlock was hired at Northwestern Bank in Clemmons where she worked for seven years as a customer service representative and head teller. “We had a great group of women that formed a softball team during this time, and we played together. I was the pitcher for us, and we played for several years,” says Willamson Matlock.
Times began to change when Becky and Jeff added to their family with son, Jake (38) and daughter, Jessica (30). “I stayed home a bit and also worked at the Clemmons Moravian Church in their preschool for about eight years. I just loved teaching those little ones at preschool,” says Willamson Matlock. “It was wonderful having the ability to stay home with my children too for a bit. Being a parent teaches you so much about love and patience. We treasured going to all of their events, traveling with them and having them be very active in our church.”
Church has always been an important focus in Williamson Matlock’s family. “Sadly, our church, Clemmons Moravian has not been open since COVID-19. However, it’s always been very special to our family,” says Williamson Matlock who has served on the board of elders for two terms and on the preschool committee. “Pre-COVID in this capacity I would be assigned to go out to a nursing home and spend one-on-one time with a couple or someone there and sit with them. It was so lovely to spend time with them and minister them,” explains Williamson Matlock.
When Williamson Matlock wasn’t serving in her volunteer roles at church, she worked at Clemmons Family Medicine for 24 years as an administrative assistant. “It was such a wonderful place to work for those many years,” recalls Williamson Matlock. She made a transition to Salem Plastic Surgery about two years ago and has been working with her daughter, Jessica. “It’s fun to be able to work in the same office as Jessica,” says Williamson Matlock.
Our neighbor has found that through her journey of life that strong roots in her church, family and friends have brought her much joy and happiness. That faith and love has continued to keep Williamson Matlock going during these challenging times of COVID-19, and she hopes to soon share her time and talents in person soon with her church community.