Matthew Russell Christian

Matthew Christian, 25, of Fountain Inn, died on Friday, August 7, 2020.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of Sunshine Christian-Usher (Scott) and Roy Michael Christian (Dolly). Matthew was a graduate of Hillcrest High School and worked at General Equipment & Supply.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Corey (Gabby) Christian, Taylor (Anthony) Christian, Andrew Usher, Emily (Timothy) Usher, DJ (Kristen) Parker, Angel Mabry, Brandon (Victoria) Wallen, Ashley (Michael) Brooks, and Frankie Martin; his maternal grandmother, BJ Davis; his paternal grandfather, James Strickland; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Joe Russell Paxton; and his paternal grandmother, Darlene Strickland.

Matthew will available at the family home for those wishing to pay their respects. Calling hours at the home will be Wednesday 2:00 – 9:00 PM, Thursday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM in Cannon Memorial Park with Rev. Anthony McCaleb of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be mad to “M.A.D.D.” Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, 511 East John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75062, (p) 1-877-623-3435, www.madd.org.

Condolences to the family of Matthew Russell Christian

  • Kimmi Kappenberg
    4 months ago

    Matthew,
    You are loved and missed by so many. Your smile and kindness will always be remembered. You truly have a glowing soul and we will see still see it even though we can’t hold you. Heaven certainly gained an angel that none of us on earth were ready to let go of. My condolences to your family. I will always remember you and smile, even if I’m crying.
    Xoxo Kimmi

    • Quintarius
      4 months ago

      Love you bro always From Baseball to graduation … QT

  • Pal McCarter
    4 months ago

    Brother you will be missed by so many including me. The line dance king as far as I’m concerned. Love ya brother. Ride on brother ride on.

  • Kaitlyn Mcleod
    4 months ago

    My big fluff ball I love you so much an this is hurting me so bad you are such a beautiful soul an you where loved by many you will forever live on inside of all of us bubba we all love you give heaven hell till we meet agin because heaven is getting one heck of a guy gosh ima miss the heck out of you but I will keep my promise to you I promise that bubba an me an momma and daddy an Blake an Marhsall an grandma love you so much an miss you like crazy hold it down up there this isn’t good bye bubba this is see ya later I love you so much bubba

  • Julia Ebenboeck
    4 months ago

    You always lit up a room with that perfect smile! You were the most loyal, respectful, kind hearted, genuine, selfless person I knew. I will miss you! Rest easy in heaven my friend!!

  • Justin brown
    4 months ago

    Matthew, brother you mean the world to me! You were always there for me! I’m so happy that you played a big role in my 3 sons life!! They looked up to you and always respected you to the max! I miss hearing your loud jeep crank up outside my house and the random pop ins at each other houses! Brother I miss the late night talks about about life and love! I miss being able to come to you in confidence! I miss our cookouts! Buddy I miss so much but I’m also so thankful that we had our bond and our time together! Sunshine you raised one of the most loving men I knew! He’s left a footprint on all of our lives! I’m truly thankful for my time with your wonderful son! Rest easy my brother!

  • Kim Klink
    4 months ago

    Your Mama Kim loves you sweetheart. To say you’ll be missed is such a huge understatement. Your light is so bright. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to love you. Thank you Sunshine for sharing him with us.

  • Tony Brown
    4 months ago

    Matt, you were the sweetest dude I think Ive ever met and had the pleasure of riding with, being neighbors with and amazing friends and co-workers with. Thank you for loving me (which were the last words you said to me Friday afternoon) and especially for loving my son and grandkids. They truly and honestly loved you my brother. And I truly love you and will miss you terribly. Please rest easy my brother and I’ll see you again one day. God bless your mom and family and their all in my prayers. I love you Sir!!!

  • Kris Alley
    4 months ago

    Rest easy big guy! You were always a nice guy filled a room with lots of energy.

  • Ashley Nickel
    4 months ago

    I just cant stop crying. I wish we would have seen you more often. Me and Trevor will always love you!

  • Ken Clardy
    4 months ago

    Matthew hard to believe you have gone on to ride in the heavens. Seems like yesterday that you and Matt and Blake were just teenagers. Gonna miss that smile brother.

  • Taylor G
    4 months ago

    ?Riddle me this? , Of 3 with Love, Respect & Soul, Of whom does this bell toll, for of Angels he does see & God he is given unto thee. & Within the Heaven he rides you see, For he is our forever Brother , Matthew C ,

    You will always be remembered in so many ways by so many, including us , Much Love to you , see you again when the time comes, from all of the Graham Family , Haphazard & crew ,

  • Taylor wendt
    4 months ago

    I know I didn’t know you very well Matt but I knew your family and I give y’all my deepest sorrows and I will be keeping y’all in my prayers,to the family of matt christian if yall need anything just send me an email or message me on fb.

  • My deepest condolences to the family and friend’s of Matthew. May the Lord continue to shine His light upon you all in a daily basis as you all try and cope with this horrific tragedy. My heart goes out to Sunshine and Michael as well as the rest of the family. I’m definitely here for you, you’re in my thoughts and fervent prayers. May the Lord capture tears and the weight in your hearts. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Sincerely,
    LaVelsa Mae Shell-Smith

  • April Gross
    4 months ago

    Sending love and prayers to all family and friends. Matthew was a great person, always bring light to all. I have been thinking of all the times when him and kids were together when they were young. My heart breaks for Sunshine and Roy. Let the good lord see you through. Fly high and rest easy Matthew..love to all

  • You be miss so much , you was a sweet and caring young man .love always and rip Lisa

  • Hey man I got the call Saturday about your accident . I couldn’t believe what I was hearing when buck called and said u was killed in an accident . Man I’m gonna miss seeing u at the barn and out and about. But I know u are watching down and looking on us all . I love u my friend and u will always be in my heart. You will always be my Buddy. I want never forget u calling me ur buddy. I love u and your family. May u rest in peace and I will see u again . love u and ur family. U will b missed . REST IN PEACE BUDDY . LOVE AND GONNA MISS U SO MUCH .😭😭😭😭😭 Jerry the canteen guy at the 418 dance barn . love u

  • Taylor Christopher
    4 months ago

    Hey bro im gonna miss you man words cant describe how hurt i am to hear this to lose my brother. Growing up as kids was the best. I love you bro and i miss you. Fly high my brother rip this is not goodbye this is see ya later

  • Matthew I’m going to miss u nephew and I really wish u was still here but I guess god need some more angels there.But we want ever forget how u could make us laugh or how u always had some fun joke.So I hope u know we all love u and will miss u dearly

  • Maria Ortiz
    4 months ago

    I am so sorry for you loss Roy. May God give you and your family the strength that you need in a difficult time. We love you very much and will continue to have you in our prayers.

  • Devin Curtis
    4 months ago

    Mathew I know we have had our ups and downs as friends but I have always loved you as a brother I can’t believe this has really happened to you man we have had a lot of good memories starting at durbin creek fire department that’s where our friendship started and then all the times at the dance barn then the river I didn’t want to end like this man I miss your company bud just know I love you bro and one day I’ll see you again

  • Matthew I will miss you and the you treated me like family aftee and macell was over love you son rest in peace and God you are with

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