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Matt Stone

Dec 31st, 1966 - Mar 20th, 2019

Celebration of Life: 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Visitation: 5 p.m until time of service Monday evening at the funeral home

 

 

    Matthew Stone, age 52, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

    He was born December 31, 1966, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Edward Stone and Brenda Franklin.  He married Mackenzie Rain Fulk Brooks March 13, 2008, in a ceremony in Flora.

    Matt loved Mackenzie and all of his family. Lyric was truly a shining light in his life and said “Papa” was his best friend.  He appreciated the great outdoors, especially at night when gazing at the stars and moon accompanied by those he loved.  He was eager to discover adventures at the spur of the moment like rafting on the Current River, loved listening to the music of “Journey,” and found great enjoyment in simple things like mowing his yard.  Matt had worked as a cook.

    He is survived by his loving co-pilot in life: Mackenzie Rain Stone of Flora, 7 children: Anthony (Natasha) Stone, Tommy Stone, Ciara (Aaron) Stoker, Brooksy Bray (Tyler), Bailey Bray, Briar Bray (Billy), and Macey Brooks; 10 grandchildren: Hayden, Hope, Wyatt, Skylynn, Helena, Lillian, Lyric, Carter, Sophia, and Bristol; mother: Brenda Franklin; a brother: Jeff (Vanessa) Stone; 2 sisters: Sue Ann (Brad) Stanley, and Angie (Eddie) Martin; parents-in-law: Tom and Gina Brooks; parents-in-law: Dale and Nancy Fulk; 2 grandmother-in-laws: Marge Thompson, and Doris Fraher; 2 sisters-in-law: Athena (Tom) Gordon, and Sierra (Chris) Young; many nieces and nephews; and special friend: Mitchell Fields.

    He was preceded in death by his father; a sister-in-law: Kelli Fulk, and a granddaughter: Lillian Stoker.

    A Celebration of Life service will be held 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Pastor Bruce Horsley will officiate.  Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers or gifts memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home.  

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Betty & Duane Bryant

March 21st

Our Love &Prayers are with you all!! Matt was such a great family man!!! God Bless you all!! Love you all bunches!!!

Paul & Kim Hill and family

March 21st

Mackenzie, We will be thinking and praying for you and your family during this time. God bless and comfort you all.

Chris and Amanda Lagle

March 21st

So sorry for your loss

patrick and crystal

March 21st

we will miss you Matt,god bless you and your family

Susan Spitz

March 21st

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Matt was a wonderful person. May you rest in peace. Love you Mckenzi.

Sue Ann Stanley

March 22nd

McKenzie we are so Sorry for our loss of Matthew . He was a good brother we always looked up to him . Then when he found out he had Cancer we alway's talked on the Phone. Then I found out I had Cancer we were each other's Chemo Partner's .We would Cry and Laugh together . It was so weird Matthew in Flora and me in Cottage Grove Oregon and both of us fighting Cancer. Matthew always had a Positive out look on the whole Cancer ordeal. When I was down he would pick me up because he had such a Positive out look on life . RIP Matthew I will alway's miss & Love You.

Leanne Goolsby

March 21st

Its crazy ur gone u was a wonderful step father,father,brother,husband ECT fly high Matt u wil be loved n missed dearly

Leah Henderson

March 21st

Rest in peace Matt Stone! You will always be in our heart.

Bailey

March 21st

I love you dad ❤❤❤

Jennifer

March 22nd

I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers

Elizabeth Pruitt

March 22nd

Kenzie, I'm so sorry you are going through this! I'll be praying for you all during this difficult time. Sending u love and lots of hugs. Love u!!

Larry and Donna Milner

March 22nd

JEFF and family, sorry for your loss. Prayers.

Sue Ann Stanley

March 22nd

McKenzie we are so Sorry for our loss of Matthew . He was a good brother we always looked up to him . Then when he found out he had Cancer we alway's talked on the Phone. Then I found out I had Cancer we were each other's Chemo Partner's .We would Cry and Laugh together . It was so weird Matthew in Flora and me in Cottage Grove Oregon and both of us fighting Cancer. Matthew always had a Positive out look on the whole Cancer ordeal. When I was down he would pick me up because he had such a Positive out look on life . RIP Matthew I will alway's miss & Love You.

Nikki Hawkins

March 22nd

My thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God send comfort to you all~

Jada Stark and Family

March 22nd

Matt was a beautiful soul! The love between the two of you could be felt by everyone who was near you. I can't imagine the loss you are feeling Mackenzie, I am so sorry for this terrible loss. Please know so many are lifting you up in prayer and positive thoughts and we will continue to as you journey through this difficult time.

Glenda Cooper

March 22nd

I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed talking with him we I was walking Isabelle. He told me she would settle down and be a good dog once she got over being a puppy. Will miss seeing him. God bless you all I know you will miss him allot. Rest in peace neighbor.

Jodi Pride

March 22nd

So sorry for your loss, prayers for the family

Robert A. (Bob) Lewis

March 22nd

I am so sorry Kenz prayers for you and your family. Never met a man with a more positive attitude than Matt. Enjoyed the many days we worked together and I was always greeted with a smile when I would run into him! God Bless!

Jessie Back

March 22nd

U all are in my thoughts and prayers loved seeing you guys come into Casey's when u were working on the remodeling always had a smile on ur faces

Jodi Mince

March 22nd

Kenz I Am so Sorry For Your Loss I Can't Even Imagine What You Are Going Through Matt Was A Great Guy!! R.I.P And Fly High Matt!! Prayers For You And Your Family!! Love Ya!! Kenz Hugs To You All!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Mark and donnie

March 22nd

We are so deeply sorry for this great loss. Donnie is broken hearted. McKinsey donnie thinks the world of you. He loves you so much. His heart hurts for you! You are so much in our hearts and prayers. If we can get do nie there we will. Prayers to you hon

Cole and Kelly Williams

March 25th

So sorry to all his family. Brooksy,Tyler,&Lyric thinking about you and your family .

Jessica Thompson

March 26th

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family!

 

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