Matthew Lee Summers passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, May 20, 2017, in an auto accident near Sasakwa, at the age of 22 years.
Matthew was born June 3, 1994, in Ada. He was brought up and attended schools in Saskawa. In high school he played football and was a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society and 4H Club, and he graduated from Sasakwa High School with the Class of 2012. He was employed for the past two years by Flex-N-Gate in Ada and had recently attended Pontotoc Technology Center in Ada to obtain training for his position of maintenance mechanic. He loved to hunt and fish, and one of his favorite things was riding a wave runner.
He was preceded in death by: his great-grandfather Perry Walter Epley and great-grandmother Maxine Elise Lucille (Wallace) Epley; grandmother Patricia Bernice (Jenkins) Epley; great-grandmother Virginia (Mayo) Jenkins; great-grandfather James Roy Jenkins; great-grandfather Phillip Hershel Poindexter; and grandfather Alvin Summers.
He is survived by his fiancee, Haylie Kathleen Landreth, of the home; his parents, Timmy Don Eubank and Priscilla Matilda (Hotsie) Eubank of Sasakwa; his brother, Michael Derrick Summers of Redding, California; two sisters, Brittany Nicole Summers and Timberlyn Hotsie Dawn Eubank, both of Sasakwa; two nieces, Jessie Nicole Bambam Choate and Daisy Louise Choate, both of Sasakwa; maternal grandparents Perry Walter Epley Jr. and Sara Janell Reich Epley of Sasakwa; paternal grandparents Debbie Yavonne Poindexter of Ada and Deanna Broghton of Redding; aunts and uncles Patricia and Carl Annanders of McComb, Perry Epley III and Christy, Almon and Tiffany Epley, Linda and John Choate, Millard and Allie Epley, all of Sasakwa, and Heather Broghton of Redding; numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and many friends.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Sasakwa, and Matthew will be laid to rest at Pontotoc Cemetery in Johnston County. The Rev. Gary Choate is the officiating minister. Pallbearers are Dakota Davis, Millard Epley, Daniel Luce, Almon Epley, Danny Choate, Cedric Sweed, Beau Johnson and Michael Morrison. Honorary pallbearers are Victor Johnson, Kevin Landreth and George Epley.
Published on May 23, 2017