JONATHAN MATTHEW “MATT” ELDER, age 42 of Pelham, passed away suddenly on August 5, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Mobile, AL on April 26, 1978; the son of the late Colonel Jerry Elder and Mary Criswell Martin.
Matt was a 1996 graduate of Pelham High School. He graduated from UAB in 2009 with a degree in management information systems. He was employed in the technical services and IT support department of Tyco. He was also an avid Auburn football fan.
He is survived by: Son, Ethan Elder of Hoover; Mother, Mary Martin of Jemison; Brother, Jeff (Kelley) Elder of Mobile; Brother, Scott Elder of Montgomery; Step-Mother, Jackie Elder of Mobile; Nieces, Sydney Elder of Mobile and Addison Elder of Montgomery; Nephews, Jake Elder of Mobile and Noah Elder of Montgomery; The mother of Ethan, Anna Dryer and her son Patrick Dryer of Hoover; Step-Brothers, Robbie (Callie) Martin and Family and Kevin (Michelle) Martin and Family; and Step-Sisters: Scotia (Dennis) Robinson and Family, Kym (Paul) Baker and Family, and Sharyn (Tim) Kapp and Family.
He is preceded in death by: Father, Jerry Elder; and Step-Father, Bobby Martin.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 7:00pm from the Chapel of Ellison Memorial Funeral Home in Clanton with Rev. Jason Green and Rev. J. Aaron Ellison officiating.
The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service.
The family request in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Matt’s memory to your favorite charity.
Final care and arrangements entrusted to the Ellison Memorial Funeral Home of Clanton, AL.
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