Matthew LeMonte Montgomery Sr.

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Matthew L. Montgomery Sr., 53 years old, gained his wings unexpectedly on November 3, 2021 and went home to be with the Lord. He was born on July 5, 1968 to Matthew Echols and DeVonna Sue Montgomery.

Matthew had a smile that lit up an entire room. He was the most loving caring person you could meet. Anything one may have needed, he gave it. To know him was to love him. He will be missed more than anyone could explain.

Matthew attended South High School. They say he was a bit of a basketball player with a little jumper. Matthew also coached the little league Springfield Little Tigers for approximately seven years. He was known for always having a clean Cadillac or an Old School vehicle of some sort. He enjoyed watching football on Sundays as he was a Die Hard Cowboy fan. His love for dem Cowboys was something fierce. He was a great father and grandfather. I kind of think he may have loved the grands a bit more than his kids.

Matthew’s memory will be cherished by his wife Christina Hernandez; Children, Matthew (Ariel) Montgomery Jr., Ciera (David) Montgomery, Treyvon (Ashley) Montgomery Sr., Nyia Montgomery,  and Marissa Montgomery; Grandkids, Ja’Lynn, Ja’Nyia, Kahlil, Tre’San, Armonee, David Jr., Treyvon Jr., Laylah, Tristan, My’Sonn, Ty’Meir and Achilleas; Brother, Derrick (Larissa) Montgomery; Sister, Stephanie Montgomery; Special Sister, Jamey Bradley; Special Brothers, Duncan (Elaina) Bradley, and Lawrence (Cubby) Beavers; Special Nephews, Stephen (Sherri) Montgomery Sr., Stephen Jr., Stephan, Shiloh and Sakai; Special Cousins, Erinn Echols, Calvin Echols and Martel Owens; God kids, Alaisha Long, Ryan Long Jr., and Dontéz Bradley and a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Matthew was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, his parents, and his sister, Erica Montgomery.  

Visitation 2pm and Funeral 3pm Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Greater Grace Temple 380 W Leffel Ln.

Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave. To order flowers and to offer condolences to The MONTGOMERY Family, visit

Condolence Messages

  1. Aunt Margaret, Bonnie, Stephanie, Robert Echols

    Matthew “Lil Man” will be missed. He will always be in our hearts. We love you nephew & cousin. May God watch over your entire family.

  2. Linda Bentley Stroder Smith

    Little Man was my son friends .H e was like another son when he grew up with my sons, Brian and Bobby Stroder. Always respectable and kind. He had smile that you never for get. Never forget him like eating my cooking. May God continue to strength you as you grief the loss of your Love one. God’s loves you.

  3. Gone but not forgotten….your body may be gone but your spirit will live on forever with us. Love ya and miss ya bro

    From Franco Livingston and I

  4. Lil Man! Good friend you will be missed! You were always something to me like a Big Cousin and that’s how we treated one another, like family! Love you Fam Heaven just became a little brighter now that your in it!

  5. Matt you will be missed & you were loved. Can’t believe you’re gone! Continue to watch over & protect your kids as they still need you.

    Love always,

    Ms. Monica Moss

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