MY WAY BOOKLETS' is dedicated to a man who truly celebrated life in every sense. I am proud to say that this gentleman was my Dad, William P. Plumley, Jr., a/k/a Billy Matthews. He was an entertainer in the Pennsylvania and South Jersey areas for over thirty years and a Deputy Jury Commissioner in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

The only thing that surpassed his love for life and his family was his love for the Lord. From learning the Mass in Latin as an altar boy, to watching his father sing in Church, to praying the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary until he lost consciousness, his faith never wavered.

To me, he was a Dad unlike any other; loving, kind, funny, compassionate, always willing to help others and, if he could not help them, he would find someone who could complete the task.

I thank God every day that he was the man who created my existence and the one who was beside me when I drew my first breath. I feel privileged that God chose me to be the one who was with him when he drew his last breath while on earth. I look forward to smiling, laughing and, most of all, walking with him again when the day comes that our Lord calls me home to my eternal life. Thank you, Dad, for engraving a memory of everlasting love in my heart.