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Matthew Hamilton,

Matthew Dewayne Hamilton, Jr. age 2, of Cleveland , passed away on Sunday May 20, 2012 at the LeBonheur Hospital in Memphis , TN. Visitation will be held Wednesday May 23, 2012 from  10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Boyle.  Funeral services will follow at11:00 AM in the First Baptist Church in Boyle.  Burial will be at the Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville. Rev. Raymond Hamilton and Rev. Clarence Edwards will officiate the service.  Matthew was born on July 31, 2009 to Matthew and Whitney (Simpson) Hamilton in Clarksdale .  Matthew was diagnosed at the age of four months with Menkes Disease; he was not expected to live very long but was a fighter and extended his time here on earth so that he may draw closer to his family during his illness. Matthew was able to experience many joys in his life such as fishing, going to the park, visiting the zoo and the Pink Palace . He especially enjoyed his time with his nurse Lee Ethel Evans. Matthew had a contagious personality for his young age and he will be missed by his many friends and family. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Derrell Hamilton, Great grandparents Otis Pyron, Joyce and Rollie Goff, Maurice and Margaret Blalock and Bobby & Bonnie Simpson.  He is survived by his mother and father, Matthew and WhitneySimpson Hamilton of Cleveland , .  Sister, Leah Hamilton of Cleveland , MS .  Brother, Brandon Hamilton of Cleveland, MS. Paternal Grandparents, Brenda & Robert Goff of Bartersville , OK . Paternal Great Grandparents, Kay Pyron of Cleveland , MS , Jerry and Carolyn Coleman of Belmont , MS, and  Martha & Raymond Hamilton of Cleveland , MS .  Maternal Grandparents, Marsha Simpson of Cleveland , MS. and, Bo and Lori Simpson of McKenzie , TN.  Host a aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Pall-bearers are Tony Goff, Tripp Maddox, Dustin Hamilton and Kevin Hamilton. Memorials may be made to the Menkes Foundation 23397 Dahlia Circle California , MD 20619 or the Habitat for Hope 2041 Locke Cuba Road Millington , TN 38053 . Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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He was my buddy and best friend. He was a fighter with a loveable personality. He's a bundle of joy that will be loved and missed.

Lee Ethel Evnas - May 22, 2012 at 11:14 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for the passing of your sweet angel, Matthew. The only comfort that any parent can feel at the loss of a child is that he is not suffering any longer and is in our Lord and Savior's loving arms and experiencing all the joys and wonder of Heaven. I pray that God touches each of you and gives you the strength to see you all through the upcoming days, months, and years to come.

Reba McKnight - May 22, 2012 at 07:19 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I cannot begin to know the depths of your loss but I DO know the depths of your love for your beloved Matthew. As his parents,you showed that love in everything you did. What a blessing he will always be to all of us who had the joy of knowing him. God bless you Whitney,Matt,Leah,and Brandon and your families.

Susan Bills - May 22, 2012 at 06:53 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Matthew has forever touched my heart...you and your family are in my prayers...God bless you!

Jackie Lipinski - May 22, 2012 at 06:50 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

my prayers are with your family

Katie Warren - May 22, 2012 at 06:30 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Love y'all

Caitlyn Harris - May 22, 2012 at 04:01 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Matthew's God-given smile, winning attitude, love, devotion, determination, and sweetness remain unsurpassed and will remain within all of us who had the blessings of knowing him. Rest in the arms of Jesus Little Man and go sing His praises with the angels.

Regina Brock - May 22, 2012 at 01:25 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We have you in our prayers ...We Love You All...

Jimmy&Betty Coleman - May 22, 2012 at 01:08 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Whitney Im Very so for your loss of little Mattew. He was a very special lil boy who has my heart and god bless you and the rest of the family this time. we love you matt. from judith and peyton and justin and noah and jordynn till we see you again.

Judith - May 22, 2012 at 08:08 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our family is sad to hear know that he will be will u always. From Roland and Kim

Roland Beaton - May 22, 2012 at 12:57 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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