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Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church
Thursday September 20th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Friday September 21st, 2018

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James Matthew "Matt" Grandstaff

ATKINS, Va. JAMES MATTHEW "MATT" GRANDSTAFF, age 48, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at his home. Matt was a loving son, brother, father, "poppy" and friend to many. He loved anything that included hunting or shooting. He loved to work and was the proud owner of Grandstaff Tile. Matt was a good man, but the best thing he ever did was accept Jesus Christ as his Savior just a few weeks before he passed. He was a member of Connect Church in Chilhowie where his uncle Mark is the Pastor. He used these last weeks to make things right with many folks. Matt is now at the truest peace. He was preceded in death by his father, James Franklin Grandstaff; grandparents, Marvin and Virginia Totten; and his faithful four-legged friends, JJ, Baby Girl, and George. Matt is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Ashton Grandstaff; mother, Donna Lee Totten Grandstaff and her life partner, John Raymond Mullikin, all of Atkins, Va.; sisters, Corinza Marissa Sullins Cross and husband, Les of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Sharon Elizabeth Grandstaff and husband, James Harvey Taylor of Rural Retreat, Va., Julie Fonda Grandstaff and partner, Jack Billings, Jr. of Atkins, Va., and Virginia Dawn Thompson and husband, Leroy of Rural Retreat, Va.; grandchildren, Jacob Kayne Grandstaff and Cameron Lee Grandstaff Thompson; several special nieces and nephews; and special friends, Danny Sullins, Rusty Cox, Tommy Kegley and Richard Powell. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 21, at 11 a.m. at Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Totten officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to his Go-Fund Me account can be made at www.gofundme.com/matt-grandstaff-retired-by-cancer Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the family of James Matthew "Matt" Grandstaff.

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Ashton, I'm so sad to read of your dads passing! Just trust in the Lord and have faith That is what will comfort you I would love to see you and Jacob Love Bonnie

Bonnie Atkins Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

I was very sorrry to hear of the passing of Matthew. Carolyn and I will be thinking about you and your family and praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Charlie Wymer Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you

Karen Stevens Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Matt" Grandstaff

Karen Stevens Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

RIP Matt.. You'll always be fondly remembered by me..

Xenia Dutton Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Matt" Grandstaff

Xenia Dutton Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

Donna & Ashton, I'm in shock.. This doesn't seem possible! I'm so sorry for your loss.. Matt was a great guy.. Please don't hesitate to holler at me if you need me for anything.. Or just to talk.. Love to you both.. Cissy.

Xenia Dutton Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts & prayers.

Cindy Poston Blevins Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

Miss Donna Saundra Cindi Steve and the rest the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Alan and Angi

Alan and Angi Anderson Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

Iam so sorry for your loss. I was coming to see Matt on Tuesday evening and got the news of his passing Tuesday afternoon. Iam sorry I missed getting to talk to him. I pray for comfort for your family. May God bless you.

Chris Fulton Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

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