Matthew William Deen age 23, of Central, passed away Friday January 11, 2013, after a brief illness at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, surrounded by his Family and Friends. Matt is survived by his father James C. "Jim" Deen, Sr. and his mother Karen Goodwin Deen; his brother James C. Deen, Jr and his sister Chase Deen Landry. He is the grandson of Frank and Mary Goodwin of Boyce and Carl Deen of Baton Rouge. Matt has 9 cousins, 5 aunts and 4 uncles. He will be dearly missed by his long-time companion Jordan Patterson, whom he loved deeply and many, many close friends. Pall Bearers will be his brother: James Deen; his cousins: Kaleb Mayes, Ryan Goodwin, Eric Norsworthy, William and Colton Nalezinek and his best lifetime friends Miles Kaiser and Brent Michael Campbell. Matt was preceded in death by his grandmother, Thelma Deen, his brother, Brady Deen and his uncle, Bill Goodwin. Matt was a 2008 graduate of Central High School, he worked alongside his father and brother in their family business, Gutter Plus before recently becoming employed by SGS at Shell Chemical in Geismer. Visitation will be held at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church in Baton Rouge from 4 until 8:30 p.m. Monday, January 14 with a Rosary at 5:00. Additional visitation will be Tuesday, January 15 from 10 until 11:00a.m. with services to follow at St. Louis King of France at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Green Oaks Memorial Park and Cemetery in Baton Rouge. Matthew had a contagious smile that made friends of strangers. His love of life brought laughter and joy to his family and friends. Matthew's presence will be fondly remembered and deeply missed and his memory will bring us Joy forever.
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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 13 to Jan. 15, 2013