Gilbreath, Matthew

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Matthew Gilbreath
Matthew Gilbreath

Matthew Gilbreath, 40, died peacefully on January 1, 2013 in Sugar Land, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leon and Vonzelle Wilbanks of Ooltewah, and Ruby Jo Gilbreath of Rainsville, Ala.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Monica Gilbreath and his two beautiful princesses, Rylee and Makenna Gilbreath, all of Sugar Land; parents, Linda and Jim Olive of Ooltewah, Don Gilbreath (Virginia) of Ooltewah, sister, Stephanie Culberson of Soddy Daisy, mother-in-law, Cathy Lumbreras, Clute, TX, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He will also be missed by a host of friends, his church family and co-workers who loved him dearly.

Matt lived his life in Tennessee, Florida and Texas. He was an amazing husband, father, son, brother and friend. He loved the outdoors, fishing, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Dallas Cowboys. His greatest love of all was Jesus Christ, followed by his wife and two beautiful daughters. He wanted everyone to know that he was not dying, but going to heaven to live.

A celebration of Matt’s life was held on Jan. 6, in Sugar Land. 

The burial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m. at Lakewood Memory Gardens East on 4621 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga. 

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity.

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Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family-owned and operated.

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