|Birth: ||Aug. 3, 1990|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 2009|
Matthew Scott Gatewood, 18, died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, MS.
A celebration of Matthew's life will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 4, 2009, at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Clinton with burial following in the Raymond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton and will resume at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church.
Matthew was born on August 3, 1990 and was a lifelong resident of Clinton. He graduated from Clinton High School in 2008 with honors and was a member of the Attaché Crew and the National Honor Society. He continued his education at Mississippi State University where he was majoring in civil engineering at the Shackouls Honor College. Matthew had just completed his freshman year where he maintained a 4.0 average.
A faithful communicant of Holy Savior Catholic Church, he was active in the Catholic Youth Organization and previously served as president of the C.Y.O at Holy Savior. He enjoyed assisting on mission trips to Tutwiler, MS and Saltillo, Mexico. Matthew also was an altar server until he left for Mississippi State.
Matthew was a member of Boy Scout Troop 39 where he obtained the rank of Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm. He also was a Brotherhood member the Sebooney Okasucca Lodge of the Order of the Arrow. Matthew enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing his bass guitar.
Matthew is survived by his parents, Robert Scott Gatewood and Catherine Podlin Gatewood; brother, Robert Bernard Gatewood, all of Clinton; maternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Bernard and Mary Anne Podlin of Long Beach; paternal grandmother, Frances Hunt Gatewood of Clinton; his beloved dachshund, Bandit; and many other loving family members.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Matthew Scott Gatewood Scholarship Fund, Catholic Diocese of Jackson, P.O. Box 2248, Jackson, MS 39225-2248.
Published in Clarion Ledger on May 3, 2009.
Created by: Ron Collins
Record added: Jul 21, 2012
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