Michael David Matthews, 54, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013 surrounded by his family.
He spent his final days with family and special friends who reminded him of what a special person he was. Mike was the son of Claudia Matthews of Commerce and the late Buckley Matthews. He enjoyed listening to country music - particularly Bill Anderson, and watching golf and Walker, Texas Ranger. Mike loved to laugh and he loved people, loved ones stated. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce, a worship home that he loved to visit to hear God's word and music. Mr. Matthews was preceded in death a brother, Daniel Matthews.
Survivors in addition to his loving mother include a sister and caretaker, Lucille Wilson; brother, Buckie Matthews and wife Sharon; brother, Tom Matthews and wife Jane; sisters-in-law, Donna Matthews and Dianne Matthews; special friends, Nancy Smallwood, Hazel Benton, and Evelyn Christian; loving nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 10 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with the Revs. David Harbin and Carlton Allen officiating. Interment will be in Grey Hill Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church on Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jackson Creative.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.