Matthew Scott Thompson, 17, of Sydnorsville, died suddenly on Thursday, August 22, 2013, as a result of a automobile accident. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, James Murphy Jr. and Mae Murphy, and John and Doris Blackwell; and cousin, Justin Thomas Blackwell.
Matthew was a very intelligent young man who was a youth pastor at Oak Level Baptist Church. He enjoyed working on small engines, fixing chain saws and trailers.
Surviving is his mother, Diona Thompson; father, Russell Thompson; brother, Jonathan Thompson; sister, Holly Thompson; grandparents, Tom and Jean Blackwell, and Gordon and Snookie Moses and their daughter, Courtney; uncles and aunts, Tommy and Dawn Blackwell, Gary Blackwell, Wanda Owen, and Maynard Thompson; Matthew's second family, Jim and Debbie Wyatt and family; and numerous family and friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013, from Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Taylor-Blackwell Family Cemetery. His family will be receiving friends on Sunday, August 25, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and at others times at the home of Tom and Jean Blackwell, 165 Blackwell Road, Sydnorsville, Va.
Arrangements by Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, 140 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount, Va., www. lynchconnerbowman.com