Matthew was born on October 25, 2000, at DeKalb Medical Center to P. Mitch & Donna-Marie Mitchell. God needed his angel back to continue his work in heaven and so he recalled Matthew on January 1, with his parents at his bedside.
Matthew was a gift sent to us from God. He was a special needs child with multiple medical conditions who only communicated by smiling and gestures, and was sometimes able to convey his likes and dislikes using these means. He was a student at Heritage Elementary School and was loved by all his teachers, doctors, nurses and therapists.
Matthew was a remarkable child and was often referred to as a “trooper” by his admirers. He endured numerous surgeries from the day God sent him to us. He was loved and cherished by everyone who came in contact with him, and he left an everlasting impression on those who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Matthew went to Heaven to join his older brother Sheldon Suragh, who preceded him in death.
He will be sorely missed by his parents Mitch and Donna-Marie Mitchell, loving sister Liane Mitchell, grandmother, Pauline Haughton, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.
His memory will be cherished dearly by everyone who knew him.
The funeral service for Matthew will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2009, at Stronghold Christian Church, 724 Rock Chapel Road (also Known as Hwy 124), Lithonia, GA 30058 (770-906-5818).
Pastor R. Ben Gaither will officiate.
There will be a viewing from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday January 7, 2009, at Raleigh Rucker Funeral Home, 2199 Candler Road, Decatur GA 30032 (404-288-7015).
Matthew’s final resting place will be at Resthaven Garden of Memories Cemetery, 2284 Candler Road, Decatur GA 30032 (404-284-1162).
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