OBITUARY

Matthew John Flanders

November 15, 1997January 3, 2020
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Matthew John Flanders took his life Friday, January 3, 2020. He was born in Corpus Christi Texas November 15, 1997. He moved to Louisville Ky in 1999, where he attended South Oldham High School until his sophomore year. At that time he left to get his GED, which he accomplished in record time. He loved playing lacrosse and was a talented artist. What he will be most remembered for is his kind heart and gentle spirit. He would give you the shoes off his feet and shirt off his back if he thought you were in need. He never met a stranger and strove to share kindness to all he encountered. He was a courageous soul who battled mental illness and addiction for many years. Matthew will always be remembered for his courage during difficult times, and even though he took his life we know he is at rest (without pain) now. His name means “gift from God” and he truly was. We will not focus on this one horrible day, instead we will find gratitude for the 22 years we got to spend with him and remember the joy he has brought to our lives. Matthew is survived by his Father John Flanders, Mother and stepfather, Kimberly and Brann Clore, Sister and brother-in law Rebecca and Andy Yocum and his nieces and nephews, Catherine, Jacob, Ethan and Madelyn who brought him so much happiness. Grandmother Linda Blessing, Grandfather Richard Cossey, Great Aunt Stephanie Petersen and Great Uncle Ken Carlson, Aunt and Uncles Elizabeth and David Simms and Peter Flanders. Joining them in grief are also his step brothers and sisters as well as his cousins. Too soon gone, but never forgotten. May his soul find the peace he fought so hard for on this earth. A funeral service will be conducted at 5 PM on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home with visitation from 2-5 PM on Thursday. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the foundation of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020

Memories

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Whitney Wyatt

January 9, 2020

One of the best memories with Matthew, going on a hike up a mountain in Woodland Hills California. Talking about nature, art, and spirituality. I captured a picture of him and a few friends when we got to the top. We got into some pretty deep conversations in the short time I knew him. He had the kindest most pure heart, and so glad we crossed paths when we did. It was truly a pleasure Knowing this man. I Will definitely miss you Matty. ❤️ Love you always

Jennifer Starr

January 9, 2020

Matt was a good friend to my son, Kurt. He was always polite, sweet, and had a wonderful smile. Thank you for sharing Matt with us. He is greatly missed. My sincere condolences to your family. Love and Peace be with you.

Keegan Curry

January 9, 2020

Matt, you were my best friend for so long. People would always say our friendship was funny because we were inseparable even though we were so different. You were always there for me, you made the bad times ok and the good times better.

You were a light in some many people's life. You were always telling me I would go on to do great things. We had so many plans to do together as adults. You got me this far brother... I'll get us the rest of the way.

You have all my love. I am so happy you are finally at peace.

Nathan Ashley

January 9, 2020

Oldham county was my hometown and have made many friends, Matt had a heart of gold and was always around if you needed him. He was loving caring for one another even if he bearly knew you.
Rest in peace

Tamara Berry

January 9, 2020

so many great memories playing on the swing set , splashing in little pools, and the neighborhood bike rallies, and baseball games. A sweetheart from birth.

Michelle Couch

January 9, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear this I was Matthew bus driver for a long time he was a sweet kid will be missed

savana stampler

January 8, 2020

i am so, so sorry for your loss. there aren’t enough words to explain how much matt will be missed. he was such a kind person and he was loved by so many people. i wish we hadn’t grown apart like we did, i wish i could’ve made more memories with him. i hope he finally has the peace & happiness he always deserved.

Kay Oliver

January 8, 2020

I spent time with Matthew a couple of times. He was so friendly and outgoing, and he was able to converse on a wide variety of topics. My thoughts and prayers are with all you loved him.

Jonathan Hunter

January 8, 2020

I just recieved the news of his passing. He was truely one of the best people i ever met in my life. I never had a dull momemnt when he was around and he was a amazing kind hearted soul... Never would i have expected to recieve this news in my lifetime. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends which we shared alot of. You will forever be in out hearts and live on thru our stories and cherished memories.

Jenny Watts

January 8, 2020

Matthew and I grew up close to one another throughout our school days, where he played lacrosse with my brother and was always a humorous presence in class. When I found myself fighting my own battles he could manage to put a smile on every persons face around him. I am deeply saddened by his passing, and will never forget what an amazing person he was to me, my siblings, and my fellow classmates. Thank you for everything, Matthew.
God bless, I send my prayers to your family.

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Biography

Matthew John Flanders took his life Friday, January 3, 2020.
He was born in Corpus Christi Texas November 15, 1997. He moved to Louisville Ky in 1999, where he attended South Oldham High School until his sophomore year. At that time he left to get his GED, which he accomplished in record time. He loved playing lacrosse and was a talented artist.
What he will be most remembered for is his kind heart and gentle spirit. He would give you the shoes off his feet and shirt off his back if he thought you were in need. He never met a stranger and strove to share kindness to all he encountered. He was a courageous soul who battled mental illness and addiction for many years. Matthew will always be remembered for his courage during difficult times, and even though he took his life we know he is at rest (without pain) now. His name means “gift from God” and he truly was. We will not focus on this one horrible day, instead we will find gratitude for the 22 years we got to spend with him and remember the joy he has brought to our lives.
Matthew is survived by his Father John Flanders, Mother and stepfather, Kimberly and Brann Clore, Sister and brother-in law Rebecca and Andy Yocum and his nieces and nephews, Catherine, Jacob, Ethan and Madelyn who brought him so much happiness. Grandmother Linda Blessing, Grandfather Richard Cossey, Great Aunt Stephanie Petersen and Great Uncle Ken Carlson, Aunt and Uncles Elizabeth and David Simms and Peter Flanders. Joining them in grief are also his step brothers and sisters as well as his cousins.
Too soon gone, but never forgotten. May his soul find the peace he fought so hard for on this earth.
A funeral service will be conducted at 5 PM on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home with visitation from 2-5 PM on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the foundation of your choice.