Matthew Ryan Gresham

matthew gresham
Matthew Ryan Gresham, 25, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, following a courageous 12 year battle with leukemia. Matthew was born in Buncombe County and was a son of Christina Edwards Wykle of Bryson City and Eric K. Gresham of the home. He is also survived by a brother, Adam Keith Gresham of the home; maternal grandfather Wade Edwards; paternal step-grandmother, Joy Gresham, as well as many other loving family and friends. Matthew attended Enka High School and was a member of New Morgan Hill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at New Morgan Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Craig Hamlin and Pastor James Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at New Morgan Hill Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Friends of Santa or to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 4724 North 24th Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. Eric & Adam – We are so sorry for Matt’s homegoing. We will continue to remember you in our prayers. Love you – Nancy & David Coley

  2. Heaven got another angel. Matt we love you you were a beautiful person with a beautiful soul..Gone but never forgotten..

  3. Love you so much matty watty heaven got an amazing angel you earned your wings Matt. Love you forever . Adam and Eric you’re in my prayers

  4. Matt, you were always so sweet and genuine. It is your kindness and strength that will live on here on earth. I will miss you and wish you an eternity of peace in Heaven.

  5. We miss you pretty boy. Mr. Gresham, Adam, my heart is with you. You brought an amazing soul into this world. It was a pleasure to have had him in my life. Thank you.

  6. Through the years I have enjoyed spending time with matt, his father and brother during Friends of Santa trips. We always had a great time filled with fun and laughter! I grieve for your loss but rejoice in knowing that he is with his Father and that we will see Matt again!

  7. Matt had such a loving spirit. His hugs made the world a better place. He now can watch over the ones he loved and I feel so blessed to have been a part of his sweet life. We love you forever Matt. Eric and Adam may God give you peace knowing that he now is with our sweet Jesus, in a new body with no pain, no trials, no tears. We all shall meet again that side of heaven.

  8. Eric, Adam and family, you are in our family’s prayers. May God’s grace and Mercy be with you. Doug, Caye, Kevin and Morgan King.

  9. Praying for God to wrap His loving arms around all of you and give you peace and comfort you as only He can. You are all in my thoughts with Loving Care. Death has No Victory, and God’s still on the Throne. God Bless.

  10. Keeping the family and his friends in my prayers, praying for you to feel God’s loving arms around you at this difficult time. So sorry Christina.

  11. I am very sorry to read of your family’s loss. I hope you will find comfort in these wonderful promises from our Heavenly Father, the God of all comfort–Revelation 21:4, John 5:28,29.

  12. Adam and Eric,
    You both are in my prayers. It was a long tough battle but the 3 of you fought it with strength and grace. Matt is now free from the pain and the battle. That does not make it any easier for the 2 of you. Eric, you are a perfect example of what a father should be and Adam everyone should have a big brother like you. Find peace in the memories and know that you will find Matt all around you. He will be in the morning breeze, the serenity of the night and gentle rain that falls around you.
    Teresa Varga

  13. Eric, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God wrap his tender loving arms around you

  14. My thought’s and prayer’s are with the family during this time he will be missed. Chris R.

  15. I am sorry for your loss. My thought’s and prayer’s are with the family. He will be missed dearly.

  16. I am so sorry to hear of Matt’s passing. I pray that God will send you His peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  17. My deepest sympathy for your loss of Matthew.My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Maria Yianopolous from Dillards.

  18. Christy, I am so sorry to hear about Matt. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all of my family. May God hold you close and give you comfort. I am so sorry I am not able to be with you at this very difficult time. I love you all with all my heart. Debbie

  19. Christy and all of the family, So sorry to hear about Matt. I will be praying for the
    family. I did not know Matt but everyone tells me he was a great person.
    May God help you at this time. Betty Sims

  20. From: Thomas and Amanda Fayssoux
    Adam & Eric-
    Sorry about your loss. You are in our prayers.

  21. Praying for you, Eric, and your family. Matt was an amazing strong warrior!!!!! Our hearts go out to you all.
    Mark, Tammy(Swayngim) and Bri’anna Zimmermann

  22. Eric, we are so sorry for your loss. Matt was a loving person and we loved his smile. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. Eric and Adam, we are so sorry for the loss of Matthew. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jerry and Donna Adams

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