Matt Burnside (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Matthew Jason Burnside, 32, entered into rest Friday, February 27, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 3, 2009 in the Telfair Street Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Drake officiating. Interment will follow at West View Cemetery. Tony Reese, Brian Wingate, Stuart House, Buddy Snipes, James Bush, Phillip Patterson, Chris Janes, Earl Mills and Vince Mills will serve as pallbearers. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, C. W. "Doc" and Susie May Smith Mills, Elizabeth Chavous Burnside and Merritt Burnside. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Jennafer Burnside; sons, Matthew S. Burnside, Lane D. Burnside; mother, Brenda Drews, all of Waynesboro; biological father, Leon Burnside, Japan,; father, J.D. "Pops" Reese, Augusta; sister, Lisa (Brian) Wingate, Waynesboro; brother, Tony (Heather) Reese, Harlem; nieces and nephews, Tayler and Austin Wingate, Hunter, Amanda and Erica Reese and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Matt lived in Augusta most of his life, recently moving to Waynesboro. He was self-employed as a vinyl siding contractor. He was known for his selfless behavior, always willing to help others. He had a big heart and showed it with his tremendous compassion. He took pride in everything he did and was a wonderful artist. He will be truly missed. The family will receive friends from 6 - 9 PM Monday, March 2, 2009 at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 1134 Telfair St., Augusta, Georgia, 706-722-5566. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-March 2, 2009