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Matthew Monroe Shrewsbury

Nov. 12, 1984 — Jan. 2, 2017

“Do not cry for me, for I go where music is born.” – J.S. Bach

SUMMERSVILLE, S.C. – Matthew Monroe Shrewsbury, “Earth Angel” of Music, 33, of Summersville, S.C., left this world Tuesday, Jan. 2, to join his true family and peers.

He leaves behind the many friends, colleagues and students from all the places that he studied, performed, taught and generously shared his gift — The University of South Carolina, Epiphany Drum Corp, Costal Carolina University, Dixie High School, Upstate Winds Community Band, CCU Bands, Coastal Surge Drum Corp, Pulaski County High School, New River Valley Winds and Cane Bay High School. Also left behind are his totally devastated family: Mother, Mary; Grandparents, Bill and Elrica; sisters, Ashlyn, Brandi and Lakin; “brother,” Joe and his wife, Susan; and nephew, Hunter.

There is little to be said about Matt that hasn’t been said on Facebook in the past few days and the family urges everyone to please read the many kind and loving tributes to him.

A memorial service is being held Sunday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m., from the Little Theater at Pulaski County High School, Dublin, Va., with the family receiving friends after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial gifts are made to the Fine Arts Department at Pulaski County High School, 5414 Cougar Trail Road, Dublin, VA 24084.

Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.

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