Matthew WiLson
1977 - 2020
BORN
1977
DIED
2020
Matthew WIlson

May 17, 1977 - September 17, 2020

Matthew Wallace Wilson, 43, of Madison Heights, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 17, 2020. He was born on May 17, 1977. He was the son of Ronald & Shelia Wilson of Amherst, Va.

In addition to his parents Matt was survived by two brothers, Mark Wilson of Amherst, Va. and Ronald Wilson Jr., wife, Heather and their son, Jack of Monroe, Va. He loved his family so much especially his Tennessee family, Uncle Jim, Aunt Mary, Kay, Cindy, Pat and their families. Many other uncles, aunts also meant a lot to him also.

Matt attended Calvary Chapel Church and Matt loved his Pastor Troy and his friend who was like a brother, Dave Fillenger, wife, Tye and their daughter, Loundon. Matt always looked forward to his birthday, Christmas, Thanksgiving and having dinner with his parents every day. He always reminded them of his love each and every day. Matt today has a new body, free of pain and no more health issues in Heaven.

Arrangements are being planned and in lieu of flowers, Love gifts in Matt's memory can be made to, Calvary Chapel Church, 20722 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502. To send condolences online please visit tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

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Published by The News & Advance on Sep. 20, 2020.
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I only knew Matthew as Matt. I knew him from our Church that Matt loved so much. Matt became my friend through mutual friends, Dave, Tyana and London Fellinger. Matt was a kind, sweet and fun to be with fellow. Despite the struggles with his health he always had a smile and kind word to say. I am thankful he walks with Jesus and no longer struggles on this earth.
To Matt's family/parents I wish to say what a good job you did of raising this awesome young man. You must be so sad to lose him and so proud to have called him, "son".
Linda Driskill
Linda Benoit Driskill
Friend
September 20, 2020
I only knew him as Matt. So I went to Calvary Chapel Church in Lynchburg, with Matt. I first met him through a mutual friend, David Fellinger. I so enjoyed hanging out at Church/lunch after with Matt. What a "sweetheart" this young fellow was. Despite the health issues Matt endured, he always had a smile and kind words to say. He truly was fun to hang around. Matt loved Jesus and for me to know he walks the streets of Gold with Him so makes my heart leap for joy that Matt is no longer in a struggle on this earth. To his parents I have to say thank you for raising such an awesome son. Sincerely, Linda Driskill
Linda Driskill
Friend
September 20, 2020
Matt and I worked together years ago. He would always seek me out at church. He was so optimistic and full of joy despite what he was going through. You always felt uplifted after a conversation with him. So sorry for our loss but thankful for Heavens gain. He is having an incredible time I know!
Ty and Dave, so sorry for your loss. Love, Tanya
Tanya Paulette
Friend
September 20, 2020
Matt and I were in the same class through elementary school at LCA and we rode the bus together. I came to his house many times for his birthday parties and remember his slip and slide parties the most. I knew even as a child that there was something extraordinarily kind and genuine about Matt and considered him a friend. I’m very sorry for your loss.
Tonya Sorrells Pafford
Friend
September 20, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Matt’s passing. We worked together at LGH for several years. He would always go out of his way to speak to me every time he saw me. He was a kind sweet soul. Sending love and prayers to all of the Wilson family ❤
Nancy Ayers
Friend
September 20, 2020
Very thankful to have had a friend like Matt Wilson. He was so full of life. He had a great sense of humor & loved to laugh. We used to love joking about things on the menu at Backyard Grill or Shakers that sounded funny to us. “How can they call it Texas Toast when we’re in Virginia?” One time I dropped my fork under the table & when I reached to pick it up I came back w/a spoon. We thought that was hilarious. Matt liked his drinks w/no ice & didn’t like when someone gave him a hard time about it. When I encouraged him to write some poetry for my self-published poetry collection that’s exactly what he wrote about. Drinks w/no ice. & baseball. We made countless trips to Blockbuster Video & stood in front of their impressive wall of wrestling videos. After carefully selecting the perfect one for the night, we went back to my apt. to enjoy it. We loved to joke about our dream match of Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Goldberg in a hair vs hair match where the loser has to grow their hair back. When Matt moved out of state we still stayed close by talking on the phone & emailing all the time, reminding each other of the same jokes that always made us laugh & checking in on what was new w/each other. Eventually though life took us in different directions & as so often happens when we let it, we just went our seperate ways. It was always nice the few times after he moved back to Lynchburg that our paths crossed. I was able to introduce him to Gala & Douglas, so that was very special & meant a lot to me. Very sad to find out that he just passed, but I know he is in a better place now. I’d like to think he is sipping on a drink right now w/absolutely no ice in it & watching some amazing wrestling matches taking place in the big ring in the sky. I’m sure he has a ringside seat. I will miss you Matt, & I will never forget your laugh, your smile, your warmth & how quick you were to tell someone how much you care for them. I can still here your philosophy on life, “Whoopdedeedoo!” Or was that your battle cry? You were certainly one of a kind in a very wonderful way. I’ll see you again, my dear friend Matt. Rest In Peace.
Brien Powell
Friend
September 19, 2020
Very thankful to have had a friend like Matt Wilson. He was so full of life. He had a great sense of humor & loved to laugh. We used to love joking about things on the menu at Backyard Grill or Shakers that sounded funny to us. “How can they call it Texas Toast when we’re in Virginia?” One time I dropped my fork under the table & when I reached to pick it up I came back w/a spoon. We thought that was hilarious. Matt liked his drinks w/no ice & didn’t like when someone gave him a hard time about it. When I encouraged him to write some poetry for my self-published poetry collection that’s exactly what he wrote about. Drinks w/no ice. & baseball. We made countless trips to Blockbuster Video & stood in front of their impressive wall of wrestling videos. After carefully selecting the perfect one for the night, we went back to my apt. to enjoy it. We loved to joke about our dream match of Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Goldberg in a hair vs hair match where the loser has to grow their hair back. When Matt moved out of state we still stayed close by talking on the phone & emailing all the time, reminding each other of the same jokes that always made us laugh & checking in on what was new w/each other. Eventually though life took us in different directions & as so often happens when we let it, we just went our seperate ways. It was always nice the few times after he moved back to Lynchburg that our paths crossed. I was able to introduce him to Gala & Douglas, so that was very special & meant a lot to me. Very sad to find out that he just passed, but I know he is in a better place now. I’d like to think he is sipping on a drink right now w/absolutely no ice in it & watching some amazing wrestling matches taking place in the big ring in the sky. I’m sure he has a ringside seat. I will miss you Matt, & I will never forget your laugh, your smile, your warmth & how quick you were to tell someone how much you care for them. I can still here your philosophy on life, “Whoopdedeedoo!” Or was that your battle cry? You were certainly one of a kind in a very wonderful way. I’ll see you again, my dear friend Matt. Rest In Peace.
Brien Powell
September 19, 2020