Matthew Stephen Able

February 25, 1973January 16, 2013

Matthew Stephen Able, 39, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at a local hospital. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Father Mike Cavanaugh and Deacon Dave Hayden will officiate. A Rosary will be said at 5 p.m., Friday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel Cherry Street. The family suggests that those who wish may make memorial contributions to Mount de Sales Academy, 851 Orange Street, Macon, GA 31201.

Mr. Able, son of the late Stephen O. Able, was born in Dallas, TX and had lived in Macon most of his life. He was a graduate of Mount de Sales Academy and Georgia College and State University and was an Emergency Dispatcher with the Georgia Forestry Commission. Mr. Able was a founding member of the Buffalo Bills Fan Club in Macon. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Survivors include his mother, Patti B. Able of Macon; his brother, Michael Joseph (Betsy) Able of Savannah; two nieces, Jordan and Emily Able of Savannah; his uncle, John Edward “Jay” Mullins of Greenville, SC and his step grandmother, Alberta Brown of Holly Hill, FL.

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Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street has charge of arrangements.


  • Rosary Friday, January 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 19, 2013

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Gerdine Dawson

January 23, 2013

To Mrs. Able and the Able Family, I and my family express our respects on the passing of my friend Matt Able. I always considered him my friend and loved him as a brother. To Mrs. Able, just know that my prayers are with you and that I always have thought of you. I love you and my hope is that the Lord will bring about that perfect peace that surpasses all understanding. May God bless you and keep. I will miss Matt!

Gerdine and Natalie Dawson

andrea murray

January 23, 2013

I was in GREAT shock to hear of Matt's passing. He was always such full of life & he touched everyone's heart in school. Still does not seem true. My deepest sympathy is with you. Andrea Stembridge Murray

Lisa Kersey

January 22, 2013

Please know that my love and prayers continue to be with you. I have no doubts that Steve was there waiting with a bear hug of his own to share. As I read the many beautiful things written by so many about Matt, I see and remember Steve and his loving spirit as well. With God's grace and the love & prayers of family & friends you will make it through this horrible time. I love you!

January 22, 2013

In Loss there are TEARS and GRIEVING HEART, however in HEALNG there are the BLESSINGS of MEMORY, and the ETERNAL HOPE of a LOVING JEHOVAH GOD.

Our Hearts go out to you

David & Peggy Trahan
433 Cornell Dr
Battle Creek MI 49017

January 21, 2013

Patti, I just heard about Matt. I am so sorry for your loss. When we get to be our age we never expect that any of our children will pass before us. My heart is heavy for you and you are in my constant thoughts and prayers as you go through this grieving process. Much love, Gail Gilbert


January 20, 2013

Ms Able & Matt, I am so sorry for your loss. Mike, seems like Matt & Lil Denny were just teanagers! I love you all and you will be in my thoughts & prayers. (Ms Able you raised 2 wonderful men!!)

The Mama's

January 20, 2013

Just saying his name always brought a smile to our faces! What a gentle giant- his love of music, love for animals, and most of all his love for others... We will miss our big hugs! Heaven received an angel and we lost a dear friend. We will dance and drink wine together again my friend.....

January 19, 2013

Patti & Mike & families. My thoughts, prayers & love are with you as you say goodbye in this world to your darling Matt. He will be missed. Margaret Wallace Snow

Essie Morgan

January 19, 2013

So very sorry for your loss, Patti. So very, very sorry. I love you, girl.

Shannon Grush

January 19, 2013

To say Matt will be missed is not enough... Heaven just got alot more exciting. We loved Matt and he will remain in our hearts and memories "Larger than Life".