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Essex, Matthew David "Matt"

Matthew David “Matt” Essex, 36, of Dacula, Ga., died suddenly on May 10, 2011. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 14, at 4 p.m., at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Duke Forrester will officiate. The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 3 p.m., to 4 p.m., at the funeral home. Matt is survived by his children, Destiny Essex, David Essex, and Danielle Essex, of McDonough; parents, Tom and Margie Essex, of Clarksville; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Tonya Essex, of Bethlehem; grandmother, Reba Foskey, of Savannah; two nieces and one nephew. Matt was born on February 1, 1975, in Ypsilanti, Mich., and became a lifelong resident of the Metro Atlanta area. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, (770) 945-6924, is in charge of arrangements. Share memories of Matt at www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.