The smile we remember.
Matthew Lee Moncrief
  • 28 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 11, 1984
  • Place of birth:
    Minot, North Dakota, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 26, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Denton, Texas, United States
Trust in the Lord with all your hearts and do not lean on your own understanding. ~ Proverbs 3:5

Matthew Lee Moncrief left this world to be with our Heavenly Father just a few short weeks ago at the young age of 28. Matt leaves behind a legacy of dedicated love to his family and friends. His infectious smile, sense of humor and a heart bigger than the state of Texas are just a small part of who he was. Matt lived every day to the fullest and loved spending time with his brothers and sisters. He also treasured his nieces and nephews and we all know he would have made an awesome father. Matt was attending an art institute and recently shared with his father how excited he was at the prospect of a future in the media arts. He also had a great passion for music. Matt is survived by his fiance' Kate Harral, his father David Moncrief, mother Debbie Miller, brothers Jonathan Moncrief, Randall Moncrief, Mark Moncrief, and Daniel Moncrief. And two sisters, Jessica Moncrief, and Christine Moncrief, as well as  step mom Deborah Forrest, and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.  Matt also left behind a wealth of friends and a community who watched him grow up and loved him as well. May Matt's untimely passing help us to remember that our time in this life is short, and to love each other and never take life for granted. Matt was a special person who was dearly loved and will be forever in the hearts and minds of those who were fortunate enough to have known him. He will be forever missed.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kera York on 12th July 2014

"Happy Eternal Birthday Matthew. I miss you and not a day goes by that i dont wish you were here or think about you!!"

This tribute was added by Wayne Aleshire on 29th April 2013

"Matt there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you!!! Miss you so much!!! Tomorrow is Nathaniels birthday he turns 2 and I wish you were here!!! Remembering the fun we had last year chasing each other with water!!! I just wish I would come home one day and find you sitting on my porch!!! Love you so much!!!!"

This tribute was added by Daniel Moncrief on 13th April 2013

"Matthew, so much time has passed since we've got to see your face, and hear your voice. Things are so incredibly hard without you, i miss you so much, it hurts so dam bad, nothing can take this pain away, i love you so much, i wish we had more time together i would make up for all the time lost, i cant wait to get up there and see you!! I love you and i miss you, watch over everyone bro!!!"

This tribute was added by Jon Moncrief on 15th February 2013

"Its been almost 5 months dude, and I sit here missing you every time I have a thought to myself.  More than anything I wish you were here and I could talk to you again.  I wish I told you I loved you, I wish I didn't assume.  I miss you dude, I love you and I can't wait to see you again so I can tell you exactly that"

This tribute was added by B Taylor on 19th October 2012

"I did not know you, but I was nearby in my car when the helicopter landed and took you away.  So many worked to keep you here.  I know you are at peace.  
I said a prayer for you and your family."

This tribute was added by Daniel Moncrief on 18th October 2012

"My Brother, My Best Friend, And Now My Guardian Angel..I Love You So Much. I Miss You So Deeply, Not A Day Goes By To Where I Do Not Think About You..You've Always Kept Me Level Headed, And Have Helped And Supported The Things That I've Done..I Am Missing The Times Were We've Hung Out..You Were And Still Are One Of The Greatest Guys I Know..I Love You And Miss You....FOREVER IN MY HEART!!"

This tribute was added by Kera York on 17th October 2012

"To my best friend and brother: I have known you for a long time now and we shared so many great times. You were always there for me when I needed to laugh and you were there for me on my tough times when I needed a shoulder to cry on. You protected me when I was in danger and always had my back. I will never forget you matt and you will always stay in my heart! FOREVER MISSED!!"

This tribute was added by Christine Moncrief on 16th October 2012

"My dearest brother I always loved the way you were always there for me and the way you cared is so unspeakable ur love for me was unreal.....even though I was as stubborn as a bull
...you never gave up on trying to help me do right..I miss you more than you can imagine there isn't a place I go in this town that doesn't remind me of you....I love u"

This tribute was added by Deborah Forrest on 16th October 2012

"Dear Matt: I didn't have the pleasure of knowing you very long, but I will always treasure the time I did spend with you. Your heart was as big as the Texas sky, and your infectious smile and laughter are the most precious of memories. Your father & I love you very much & you are so missed. We will all see you again soon when Jesus returns for us."


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