Matthew James Chamness, age 20 of Trussville, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2023.
Matt’s life was all about his love of baseball, his family and his friends. He loved pitching, his coaches, and his teammates. He was very competitive. He played for several schools over the years (Sumiton Christian, Hueytown and Mortimer Jordan).
He graduated from Hewitt Trussville High School in 2021 where he spent his senior year homebound. His school nurse, Dana DePew, saved his life multiple times during the beginning of his diabetes diagnosis. Matt did not let his diabetes stop him from having fun.
Matt enjoyed playing his guitar, hanging out with friends, playing Xbox and making his own music. He took pride in the friendships he had.
He was the greatest big brother to his 4 younger sisters. Matt was silly and loved to have fun. He was always clowning around and making others laugh. His love of life, people and baseball will forever be his legacy.
Visitation for family will be at 4:00 p.m., friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Celebration of Life service starting at 7:00 p.m. at Boldo First Baptist Church. Jeremy Auvil will officiate.
Mr. Chamness was preceded in death by his Grandfather-Willy Ray Chamness; Great Grandparents-Bo and Aileen Chamness, James Autice Tubbs.
He is survived by his Mother-Jenna Lee Chamness and Father-Jonathan James Chamness of Trussville, AL; Sisters-Mary Katherine Chamness, AnnaLee Grace Trammell, Paislee Jane Trammell, Kinslee Alana Trammell of Trussville, AL; Grandparents-Joan and Chuck of Miceli of Montgomery, AL, Paula and David Johnson of Odenville, AL; Great Grandparents-Aurilla Tubbs of Morris, AL, Barb and Bob Newman of The Villages, FL.
In honor of Matt, in leu of flowers, we ask that donations be sent to Matt’s Kids Foundation. Checks can be made out to Matt’s Kids Foundation or Venmo is @MattsKidsFoundation