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Roy E Matthews, Jr
Nov 09, 1970 to Sep 25, 2017

 

 
Roy Emanuel Matthews, Jr., 46, entered eternal rest on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter. Born November 9, 1970, in Manhattan, NY, he was the son of Roy Matthews, Sr. and Ruby Rembert. Roy received Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of 12 and made a choice to live a Christian life from that day forth. He attended Inglewood High School in Los Angeles, CA, Mount San Antonio College in California, USC of Sumter and Morris College. He worked as a Pipe Fitter at Macco Construction Company, Los Angeles, CA, and later became a Professional Boxer and Trainer and a Sumter County firefighter. In his boxing career, he was a Golden Glove Champion for 2 years straight in South Carolina. Roy is survived by: his parents, Roy Matthews, Sr. (Pat) of Georgia and Ruby Rembert of Sumter; his wife, Tenikqua; five sons, Anthony, Roy III, Ramseas, K’Shon and Torri; three daughters, Rorie, Ruby and Ta’Miyah; one grandchild, Amaree Coleman; one brother, Kenneth Lewis; four sisters, Rhonda Matthews, Christine Matthews, Shannel Zicel and Savashia Matthews; a host of nieces, nephews, other special relatives and friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 2733 Sandhill Drive, Sumter. Celebration of Life services will be held 12 noon, Friday, September 29, 2017 from the Grace Cathedral Church, 60 Oswego Highway, Sumter, with Bishop Anthony Gibson, pastor, eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 11 a. m. The funeral procession will leave from the home 11:20 a. m.
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