Matthew Adkinson
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Matthew Adkinson
  • September 2, 1983 - October 29, 2017
  • Pearl, Mississippi

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Matthew Adkinson, 34, passed from this life Sunday, October 29, 2017, in Oxford.

Visitation will be 9:00am-12:00pm, Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services will follow at 12:00pm, in the funeral home chapel with interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

He was born September 2, 1983, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Matt was a graduate of Pearl High School and attended Hinds Community College. He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Christy, on April 24, 2010.

Matt was often described as reserved, serious, and intelligent. These traits as well as his cautious attention to detail served Matt well in his career as a training supervisor with UPS. Very competitive, he loved sports, including basketball and kayaking. Matt enjoyed music, especially rap, and working on his beloved Nissan 350Z, but his favorite times were spent fishing with his buddies or playing cards and board games with his family.

Survivors include his wife of seven years, Christy Adkinson; mother and step-father, Rachel Cook and Doug Groom; father, Lloyd Adkinson; sisters, Rebecca Russell and Marie Adkinson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Peggy Roberts; brothers-in-law, Bill Russell and Mark Westberry; four nieces, one nephew, and his faithful canine companion, Chuppy.