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David Michael Mathews

September 17, 1980 - September 14, 2022
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Visitation
Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC
3738 Hwy 431 North / 280 West
Phenix City, AL 36867
Monday 9/19, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Service
Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC
3738 Hwy 431 North / 280 West
Phenix City, AL 36867
Monday 9/19, 2:00 pm
Cemetery
Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phenix City, Alabama
Monday 9/19

David Michael Mathews, 41, of Phenix City, AL stepped into Heaven on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, while with his family. Funeral Services will be held Monday, September 19, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. (EST) in the Chapel of Vance Brooks Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL with Rev. Andrew Spires officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview MemoryContinue Reading

Ed Crawford left a message on September 28, 2022:
George & Lynn - know that you are in our hearts and prayers during this most challenging time. Both Annette and I enjoyed our calls from David asking about us and our family. We know that he is looking down from heaven with a big smile on his face. So very glad David was part of our daily lives.
Jennifer Schwenson left a message on September 26, 2022:
David brightened my morning and sometimes I was lucky to receive two calls a day! He always was so positive and just really Blessed this world with his kindness. Thank you Mathews family for sharing him with us!
Leslie Godoy left a message on September 20, 2022:
Rest in Peace David! The Angel on earth that called every day and reminded us of the power of LOVE! Beautiful Boy John Lennon Close your eyes Have no fear The monster's gone He's on the run and your daddy's here Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Beautiful boy Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Beautiful boy Before you go to sleep Say a little prayer Every day in every way, it's getting better and better Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Beautiful boy Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Beautiful boy Out on the ocean sailing away I can hardly wait To see you come of age But I guess we'll both just have to be patient 'Cause it's a long way to go A hard row to hoe Yes, it's a long way to go But in the meantime Before you cross the street Take my hand Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Beautiful boy Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Beautiful boy Before you go to sleep Say a little prayer Every day in every way, it's getting better and better Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Beautiful boy
McKenna Bagwell left a message on September 19, 2022:
For years, I would overhear phones ringing all around me in the office one right after another. David would call and check in on everyone pretty much every day. I'm honored that I eventually made it on the call list and was able to get to know David a bit. He was the sunshine in a lot of our days, and is already so dearly missed by all of the Isuzu family. My deepest condolences to the Matthews family, praying for your healing. May we all go on and display the sincerity and love that David so generously poured into us. <3
Henry Apodaca left a message on September 19, 2022:
It is with my deepest condolences to David's family. I never had the joy of receiving a daily phone call from David, but I did have the privilege to experience the daily joy he brought to others. Every day I was in the office, and to hear "Good Morning David" brought a smile to my day. The warm hearted welcome he always received was just uplifting in the mornings. My prayers go out for your family
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Henry Apodaca left a message on September 19, 2022:
It is with my deepest condolences to David's family. I never had the joy of receiving a daily phone call from David, but I did have the privilege to experience the daily joy he brought to others. Every day I was in the office, and to hear "Good Morning David" brought a smile to my day. The warm hearted welcome he always received was just uplifting in the mornings. My prayers go out for your family
Michael Eads left a message on September 19, 2022:
I will forever be grateful for having known David. He was a light unto this world and was always positive in thought and action. His calls would always bring me joy and were a reminder that love exists in this hectic world. I am so very sorry for your loss, and I know that the days ahead will be difficult. Just know that David touched a lot of lives and his memory will live on in the hearts of many. Thank you for sharing him with us!
Mike McDonald left a message on September 19, 2022:
Lynn and George, I often tell people about our friend David that lives in GA and what an incredible individual he is. There were many days where my day would not start well and I would be aggravated about something and then I would get my daily call from David. After that call my day would be much better because of David and his wanting to know how may day was and about my wife and Son. This world would a much better place if more people had David's outlook on life and his concerns about other people. I will miss those calls very much, he was a very special person. Rest in peace my friend.
Diana Vo left a message on September 19, 2022:
George and Lynn, my condolences. David was such an amazing soul. It always made my day to get a morning call from David. He was always happy and chipper, truly an angel. This is tough one. He is so loved by his Isuzu family.
Diana Vo left a message on September 19, 2022:
George and Lynn, my condolences. David was such an amazing soul. It always made my day to get a morning call from David. He was always happy and chipper, truly an angel. This is tough one. He is so loved by his Isuzu family.
David Dowdy left a message on September 19, 2022:
I sit here this morning thinking about David’s life and the influence he had on me, and so many others. I am honored that I was one of David’s “conference calls”. I’ll miss the shot of energy and excitement he provided every morning. No matter how you felt David’s call would always lift your spirit. George, Lynn, and family please accept my deepest condolences. Thank you for sharing David with us.
Kenny Handelman left a message on September 18, 2022:
Although I never had the privilege of meeting your son in person I traveled with Shaun earlier this year when he took a call from him. He excused himself and was completely engrossed in the call. As we were traveling all in one car he explained the conversation and the relationship that he had with the caller. He was very animated about how awesome David is and I was unfortunately not part of this very exclusive club. I know that he Brian and others cherished the relationship. I am sorry for your loss and wanted to express my condolences. I will be thinking of you all tomorrow. Kenny H. New England ICTA.
Tricia Thompson left a message on September 18, 2022:
David was such a special person. I was blessed to get to know him early in my career at St. Francis through working with his mom. His Saturday morning calls asking if me or my daughter needed anything always made us smile. His “have a good day” at the end was so sincere. David brought many smiles to our halls at St. Francis and he worked hard to make sure his work was done. David will truly be missed.
Michael Warren left a message on September 18, 2022:
David was a special soul that God put on this earth. To be on his “call list” was truly and honor, and I cannot tell you how many times his call to me helped set a tone for my day; As it grounded me and often made me realize and remember what the important things in life truly are. Each day is a gift from God, and David often helped me to remember that. God's blessings during this most difficult time
Jamie Hale left a message on September 18, 2022:
Thoughts and prayers to the family. I worked with David for many years at St Francis. I will never forget his loving smile.
Jamie Hale left a message on September 18, 2022:
Thoughts and prayers to the family. I worked with David for many years at St Francis. I will never forget his loving smile.
JOYCE WATSON BROWN left a message on September 18, 2022:
George & Lynn, my heart is saddened to learn of your precious son's passing. But I am sure he is smiling as you weep and greeting those in heaven. I had only a couple opportunities to meet David but I recall his sweet nature as we had those chance meetings at Cracker Barrel. Please know my prayers are for God's arms to embrace you along with friends & family during this difficult journey. He, like my husband,is not lost to you but simply resting and waiting for us to join them one sweet day! GOD BLESS YOU!
Leslie Gray left a message on September 17, 2022:
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Mathews, Your son David was a special man! I was privileged and honored to meet him when my sister Wendy married his brother Brandon. I was also blessed to hear his sweet voice and caring words at times when he called my sister to check in on her, Mason, and Brandon. He not only inquired about them but he would always ask about me and my parents faithfully Wendy said. In the world we now live in and where selfishness/vanity are gods, David was a breath of fresh air to me. His devotion and love for those he cared about, is something to be admired, deeply respected, and cherished. David’s example and love for others, reminded me to love without restraint or hesitation. The impression David gave to me was that he was going to love with all he had, no matter what. Most of us will never be a tenth of what David Mathews was. I feel honored that he cared to ask about my well-being and that I even was on the radar of someone so special. I am praying for you both and pray that God wraps his love around you both as I know he will and continue to hold you both up in this time. Love in Christ, Leslie Gray
keith harden left a message on September 17, 2022:
My wife and me had the pleasure of photographing David several years ago. I will never forget meeting him at the door of our studio and that smile and handshake that he gave me. We enjoyed so much the little time we spent with him. I know he will be missed by many people. Mr. and Mrs. Matthews you have my deepest symphony.
keith harden left a message on September 17, 2022:
My wife and me had the pleasure of photographing David several years ago. I will never forget meeting him at the door of our studio and that smile and handshake that he gave me. We enjoyed so much the little time we spent with him. I know he will be missed by many people. Mr. and Mrs. Matthews you have my deepest symphony.
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Jan Benton Scott left a message on September 17, 2022:
David always had a smile to share and loved people. Praying for your family.
Mark Bettes left a message on September 17, 2022:
I am so sad to hear about David,. He was so kind and nice to everybody,. I know he is with our Heavenly Father. We will miss him. I pray his family will be comforted at this very sad time.
Fred & Margaret Van Horn left a message on September 17, 2022:
David and I became friends several years ago. He was very faithful in asking about Margaret and myself, in church or on his conference calls. When ever he knew that we had a doctor appointment, he would want to know how we were doing, the next day when he called, he would always remind me, "if you need me, call me". I will miss those calls in the days ahead. Lynn and George, prayers for you and may God's presence and love cover you.
Teresa pledger left a message on September 16, 2022:
David was a very special young man. I will miss his phone calls and him checking on me every day. I feel Blessed that he was a part of my life these last years. Praying that God will comfort you and Lynn, George🙏🙏🙏
Linda Sanders left a message on September 16, 2022:
I remember David coming over at my sister Gloria’s house who lived just down the street from his home. He always smiled and was so soft spoken and very polite. Having a son his age, I can imagine your grief. I am sorry for your loss and pray that God will give you comfort. He loved David , and still does.
Sharon Minor left a message on September 16, 2022:
God is taking care of this precious angel now but my heart hurts and grieves with you. He was so very special.
Trish Cutler left a message on September 16, 2022:
David and I crossed paths many time in the Auxiliary office when he was signing in / signing out of his volunteer position. He was always so keen to do a good job. He was a dedicated volunteer and enjoyed his duty in IT. I was in the office one of the last times he was able to volunteer. God bless you David and thank you for your service. Prayers and condolences to you all. Trish Cutler, Piedmont Columbus Regional Auxiliary
Keith Coleman left a message on September 16, 2022:
Send prayers to family/friends for strength during this difficult time.
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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