Justin T. Matthews
Justin T. Matthews
  • October 27, 1998 - January 20, 2018
  • Machesney Park, Illinois

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Justin T. Matthews, 19, of Rockford, Il. departed this earthly life on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Although Justin wrestled with stumbling blocks in his earthly journey, he had a tender, generous and caring heart. A gentle giant who would do anything for anyone. He was a guardian angel to those not able to stand up for themselves, he gave them a voice. He was a "dog whisper" who could train and tame any dog in a short amount of time. He was an avid reader, had a great sense of humor and loved being surrounded by kids. Justin's favorite holiday was Halloween and he embraced all the elements of the season. He had the best time working at the haunted house; reading dark novels; and playing Halloween tricks on people. Justin was a gifted artist who enjoyed showcasing his talents with friends and family. He was born October 27, 1998 in Rockford to James and RaeAnn Matthews.

Survivors: parents, RaeAnn (fianc, Adam Traeger) Matthews, James (fianc, Megan McMillen) Matthews; siblings, Brandon and Titus Matthews; grandparents, Wayne (Beverly) Lundeen, Thomas (Suzzanne) Dykeman, Shelley (Robin) Burger, Sandra Kisling, Sonny Matthews; great-granparents, Joan (Kenneth) Luckey, Tom Dickson; girlfriend, Giana Condon; best friends, Colby Bunton and Gage Johnson; many aunts, uncles, cousins. Predeceased by father, Gregory Clapp; ; great-grandfather, George Sellers; great -grandmother, Edie Dickson.

Services: 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 25 at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park, IL. Visitation: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Condolences www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com