Matthew Broughton Garrett
  • 31 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 20, 1978
  • Date of passing: Oct 9, 2010
Let the memory of Matthew be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Matthew Garrett, 31, born on November 20, 1978 and passed away on October 9, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by DEBRA GARRETT on 19th December 2013

"Matt, it is December 19th, 2013, 2:41am and I just had Christmas at Donna's with her family. They made me feel such a big part of their event as they always do. We talked of you and I shared pictures of you and yes,  I cried.  I cry for you almost everyday, I just can't help it, I guess I always will.  I miss you so much. You taught me how to love like this,  but you never taught me how to stop.  I just can't accept your death.  I cling to every memory,  every picture,  every card, every scrap of paper you wrote on. Anything that might help me to feel your presence.  I think I'm going crazy.  I didn't realize how much grief can emotionally change a person's life and the will to live it without their child. Goodnight my son,  I love you.  Mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Cornwell on 21st November 2013

"I remember Matt as a precious little boy that often came to my house to play with Brandon. Their birthdays were one day apart! He was always such a cute kid, full of mischief  and a smile that would melt your heart! I know that he is missed so much much by his family but just know that even though you can't see him he will always be with you!"

This tribute was added by DEBRA GARRETT on 20th November 2013

"Happy 35th Birthday Matt. You always said you couldn't see yourself as an old man and you were right as you were about so many things. You always had this extra sight into things that most of us don't posess. What is Heaven like? Are the streets really paved with Gold? Do the  voices of the Angels have a mystical sound that mortal ears cannot fathom? Are the colors more vibriant and beautiful than the mind's eye can create? What does God's embrace feel like? Are you with all your family and friends? ...Just wondering!  I love you my son, my Matt. Mama     11-20-13"

This tribute was added by Debbie Collins on 9th October 2013

"Matt I know you are smiling and you are lighting up every place you enter with your beautiful eyes and contagious smile. You are missed and loved by so many, especially your mom, you were her world! We don't understand why God took you so soon, but we will always be so thankful He created you and let you be a part of our lives! There will be a great time of rejoicing 1 fine day my friend!"

This tribute was added by DEBRA GARRETT on 9th October 2013

"My Son, Today marks 3 years since you left me and it IS NOT getting any easier on me, Zack, or your Dad. I miss u so much...even the times when u were a little shit. You could always make me laugh and talk me into anything! You just had this way about u that always melted my heart with just a little smirk or the words "BUT I WUV U MOMMY" when I was about to spank u. I Love Matt...MOM"

This tribute was added by DEBRA GARRETT on 1st January 2013

"I know that time is of no essence in Heaven but here in the physical world it is New Years Day, 2013. The beginning of another long year without u. I miss ur funny stories and the attention u showed me. We knew how much the other loved us because it wasn't just spoken it was shown thru actions.I can't wait to be in Heaven with u. I love and miss u so much...Mom"

This tribute was added by DEBRA GARRETT on 25th December 2012

"Dear Matt, It's Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2012 and I'm missing u like crazy! I'm burning a candle in ur honor so I hope u can see it and feel the love that I'm sending u. I'm lost without u & feel so empty. Zack, your Dad and I struggle everyday with the grief of losing you.You were loved more than u ever imagined & still are. I wish we could turn back time. Love u with all my heart...Mom <3"

This tribute was added by DEBRA GARRETT on 20th November 2012

"Today is the 34th anniversary of Matt's birth. From the moment I looked into those beautiful eyes, I was hooked. So much in love with this precious gift from God. And from then on our hearts became one. I love you...Happy Birthday, my child!  And between you and me it doesn't get better!"

This tribute was added by CarriAyne Jones on 20th November 2012

Love you, Aunt D! Thinking of you and Matt. Hugs!"

This tribute was added by DEBRA GARRETT on 17th November 2012

"Matt is the most beautiful and unselfish soul I have ever known. I miss him so much, the pain is almost too much to bear. With God's help I continue to live on only because I know I will be with him again. He is MY heart & soul. He was so loving and caring...I can only hope to be as much. The world lost a funny, kind, & spirit-filled man when it lost Matt. Heaven gained an awesome angel!"

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