Matthew David Burrell
1962 - 2021
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Matthew David Burrell
Bonifay - Mr. Matthew David Burrell, age 58, of Bonifay, Florida passed away February 17, 2021 at Ascension Sacred Heart Bay in Panama City, Florida. He was born November 26, 1962 in Suffern, New York to the late David Alfred Burrell and Mary Cecilia Block Burrell. In addition to his parents, Matthew was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Jimmy Simms.
Matthew worked at the Florida State University Libraries since 2009 serving most recently as a Senior Application Analyst. He was passionate about his work and truly believed that libraries make a difference in our communities. He was a caring, thoughtful, and friendly face to everyone he met.
Matthew is survived by his spouse of 39 years, Neal Simms of Bonifay, FL; seven siblings, Mary Ellen Davis and Michael of Hobe Sound, FL, Joseph A. Burrell of Bonifay, FL, Leonard Burrell and Wendy Shermet of Gilford, NH, Daniel Burrell and Lisa of Ventura, CA, Catherine Tuel and Terry of Eatonton, GA, Patricia Wolf of Milledgeville, GA, and David Burrell and Tina of Bellevue, WA; mother-in-law, Myrtice Simms of Bonifay, FL; two sisters-in-law, Regina Hedbawny and Billy of Panama City Beach, FL, and Melisa Simms and Greg Jackson of Panama City, FL; one brother-in-law, David Simms and Ivana of Alys Beach, FL; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 23, 2021, in the Peel Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the St. John Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Panama City News Herald from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2021.
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February 22, 2021
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February 22, 2021
Matt and I entered employment at FSU Libraries the same year, 2009. We spent enjoyable chats hearing about his weekend farming, delivering and raising lambs. That's how gentle Matt was, like a lamb. You are dearly missed buddy. One day we'll all head out to the Happy Hour in the sky. Love, Jane
Jane Marie Pinzino
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February 22, 2021
Matt and I entered employment at FSU Libraries the same year, 2009. We spent enjoyable chats hearing about his weekend farming, delivering and raising lambs. That's how gentle Matt was, like a lamb. You are dearly missed buddy. One day we'll all head out to the Happy Hour in the sky. Love, Jane
Jane M Pinzino
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February 20, 2021
Just can't say enough about such a wonderful man. Matt had a heart of gold and a genuine and sincere love of life. His upbeat and loving nature was contagious. God has been delivered a special angel. Matt, we love you and will miss you dearly.
Mary Daugherty
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February 20, 2021
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Mary and Tab
February 19, 2021
Matt was an asset for the PLAN organization, where he served on the Board of Directors and was a two-term Board President. He worked with me when I first started at PLAN, when we took on the priority of improving the organization's financial status. That was a project that was very successful because of his dedication and quick grasp of the situation. Matt was always kind and humorous and I think all of us that worked with him loved joining in his good-natured humor. He will be missed by all knew and worked with him. May God bless him.
Charles Mayberry
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