Matthew Garrett Strickland

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Arden – Matthew Garrett Strickland, 14, passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. A native of Buncombe County, Matt was the son of Ann MacSorley Strickland and the late James C. Strickland. Matt was a freshman at T.C. Roberson High School and loved all things outdoors including biking, skateboarding and music. In addition to his mother, Matt is survived by a brother, Jason Edward Glenn of Asheville and the loving family he lived with, Danny and Sydney Glover and their five daughters, Jessica, Christina, Meredith, Julia Hailey and Nikki. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and a community of friends. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 Sunday at Biltmore Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Eblen Charities (eblencharities.org). Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family

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  1. Sydney, Danny,
    You were wonderful parents to Matt and made his life special. You gave him a family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The memories of the time you had Matt as a part of your life will last forever..

  2. Sydney, Danny,
    You were wonderful parents to Matt and made his life special. You gave him a family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The memories of the time you had Matt as a part of your life will last forever..

  3. I did not know any of these young men but I just want the families to know that you are in many thoughts and prayers of people you do not know. Just remember we may not know the why of this but God makes not mistakes.

  4. Ann,
    It has been several years since we worked together at TDP Electronics. I remember Matt when he was a little boy. I pray that God will give you strength and comfort during this time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. If I can help you in anyway please do not hesitate to contact me.

  5. Dearest Ann,
    Though I never met Matt personally, I know through the loving words of his brother that he was a wonderful boy. I have no doubt that he knew he was deeply loved by both you and Jason. My heart breaks for you both, and for everyone who knew and loved him. Please know I am here for you if you need me. You are and forever will be my sister-in-law. Jason, we love you so much. Please be strong.
    Meredith Glenn

  6. May The Lord comfort you and family at this time of great sorrow. God works in mysterious ways, so trust In his love and wisdom always. My sincere condolences. Jack Spirtos

  7. May The Lord comfort you and family at this time of great sorrow. God works in mysterious ways, so trust In his love and wisdom always. My sincere condolences. Jack Spirtos

  8. May The Lord comfort you and family at this time of great sorrow. God works in mysterious ways, so trust In his love and wisdom always. My sincere condolences. Jack Spirtos

  9. Syd and Danny, I am so sorry for your loss of this young man Matt.I only met him once but it was enough to let me know what a loving spirit he was….God has his ways and reasons…we don’t underand them sometimes but they are all part of his plan…Matt is ok…know that..Blessings on you and your family.

  10. May God bless you and comfort you during your time of grief and sorrow. I didn’t know anyone involved, but my heart breaks for all the family and friends.

  11. Dear Ann
    I am sorry for your loss. I know it has been a few years since I have seen you both but I have thought of you often.

  12. Ann, My heart is breaking for you and Jason. I wish there was something I could do to help. Please know I love you both.

  13. Dear Ann
    I am sorry sorry for your loss. May you feel God’s loving arms around you giving you comfort and strength. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Peace and love
    Helen

  14. Well we was not actually real close but it would always seem as though we was because the way he made everyone feel he’d make everyone laugh and was always a friendly character he felt like a brother and was a good guy

  15. MY heart goes out to the families of david matt and shawn. they were such good kids and have had such an impact in my live in the time that I had got to know them. I pray that god in heaven blesses them and lets them know how much we miss them. gone but never forgotten.

  16. He will be very missed i didnt know him personaly but i knew one of his friends that died. he will be missed.

  17. he is a good kid that will be missed dearly he was a beautiful kid with bright ideas he will be missed i am so sorry for your loss and i hope to see him again.. i know you guys are upset but keep your heads up he loves you and he is in a better place now..


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