Matthew Scott Roper, 51, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2023.
Matthew was born on August 4, 1971. He loved the Lord, his son Tanner, and his church. He was known for being very well-groomed and always put together. Not only did Matthew enjoy birds and wind chimes, he was also a big child at heart and shared a mutual love for toys with his son, so it was not uncommon to find them both playing together with airplanes and other games. Despite being a simple man, Matthew’s love for his friends and family transcendent above and beyond.
He was a member of former Aldersgate UMC and a Charter Member of Connexion United Methodist Church. Matthew loved his church family as much as they loved him. He leaves behind family, friends, and many people who love him and will miss him dearly.
He is survived by his sister, Alicia Watts; his mother, Julie Cooper; and his son Tanner Proctor.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be sent to Connexion UMC or a charity of your choice.
Family and friends are invited to honor our beloved Matthew at the service on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at the Connexion Church on 5411 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA 31406, at 12:00 p.m. lead by Preacher Michael Culbreth.
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Oh Julie. I’m so very sorry to hear this.You are in my prayers and on my heart. Please pick a time I can visit to give you a hug and share your pain. Love you always.
I can’t even imagine how your tender heart feels right now. I know you are hurting. I am so sorry. May God wrap you and your entire family in his love to bring you peace and comfort!
Harry and Carol Baum
Julie, Harry and I are so very sorry to hear of your son’s passing. We send much love to you.
My heart breaks for you in the loss of your son. God never meant for us to bury our children, but remember thos, God feels your pain and knows your heartache because he lost his only son too.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Julie, my prayers are with you and the extended family. I offer up my favorite scripture to you, Philippians 4:6,7. So sorry for your loss.
Gail Roper DeLoatch
As family, we are comforted by the knowledge of Matthew’s salvation through Christ Jesus! His father, Phillip Earl Roper, shared his faith & the two of them discussed the Bible many times. Matt was a sympathetic loving older brother to Daniel! He called & talked to him many nights & continued to be involved in his life. We extend our deepest sympathies to the rest of the family.
Love, Mama & Daniel
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Julie, my heart breaks for you and all of the family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you will find comfort in all of the good memories, and in knowing that Matthew is in a much better place. I am so very sorry for such a deep hurt and loss. Sending much love, Linda Combs.
I went through school with Matthew. He had a great personality that he was just friendly and easy to like. His laugh was infectious. It sounds like he was involved in church and a giving person. RIP Matthew.
My memories of Matthew range from a mischievous, loving child to surprised , loving father. He survived his demons and found healing in faith. He will be missed by those who loved him. Rest In Peace, Matt
Paula L Wise
I always loved Matthew and I am really sorry. I hope he is at peace. He was a kind and gentle soul.I wish I hadn’t found out on the internet.
Matthew was one of my best friends. What I loved most about him was his compassion for other people, especially those in need. He always gave to the homeless no matter if he had the means to or not. If he didn’t he would bum it off me. I’m glad he is at peace and out of pain. Fly high my friend…Fly High!