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Matthew Brandon Reed Guestbook



i think of matt often. he was always such a sweet and kindhearted person, and his genuine nature didn't go without notice. the last time i saw matt was after i joined the navy (and everyone else had gone off to college), and i was home for the holidays and had to do recruiting around the mall in my uniform. as ridiculous as i felt, matt didn't make mention of it. he just hugged me and we exchanged stories of what we had been up to lately and how life was going. he gave me one last hug before we parted ways and had a great big smile on his face as he told me it was good to see me, and i, him. he had a way of making you feel good about yourself and about life. matt was such a wonderful person. he is thought of often, and always missed.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Anita Demby

Mt. PleasantTX

My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your families with your recent loss. My prayers are with you all.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Ashlye Creed


Cody- I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I know how much your brothers mean to you. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers daily. I love you and hope that you know that I'm ALWAYS here for you....now, later, and always. xoxo
Monday, April 9, 2007


Josh DuBose


I am shaken and heartbroken for the loss of Matt. I played a few years of football with Matt at Austin College and he was always a great man. He was kind, funny, laid back, and somebody I greatly respected. I just want to give my respect to his family and say how great of a person Matt was. God bless.
Thursday, April 5, 2007


Sherry Gleason


I can't even begin to grasp the idea that the world could be without Matt Reed. Matt, I am honored to have been a part of your life. Mrs. Gleason - English teacher (formerly at Vines High School, Plano, Tx.). "Some people come into our lives and quietly go, Others stay for a while, Leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same!"
Friday, March 30, 2007




David, I'm so sorry. If there is anything we can do, please give us a call.
Friday, March 30, 2007


Terese Anderson


Dear David, I am so sorry to have read about your Son. I know your heart is broken. Please know that my family and I are thinking of you and your family at this terrible time. Sincerely, Terese Anderson
Friday, March 30, 2007


Terese Anderson


Dear David, I was so sorry to read this about your Son I know your heart is broken. My family and I are thinking about you and your family. Sincerely, Terese Russell.
Friday, March 30, 2007


David Helffrich


Lisa, David, Andy, Cody, Zac, and Chris.....They say in life you know who your "true" friends are. Matt was a "true" friend to me, always looking out for myself or others long before himself. He had a special ability to make you feel better, lift your spirits, and bring joy to a room no matter the time, day, or situation. In the recent days my mind has been flooded with memories, which will undoubtedly continue for the unforeseeable future. I will forever cherish these memories, as Matt played an integral role in my life over the past 10 years. Finally, Matt, I love you dearly, you will always be considered one of my best friends, and I will always remember, "If You're Gonna Play in Texas, You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band."
Friday, March 30, 2007


Christopher Miller


We will always miss Matt's great sense of humor and undying will to make others around him happy and comfortable, you'll always be in our hearts buddy.
Friday, March 30, 2007


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Matthew Brandon Reed
July 15, 1983 - March 26, 2007

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