Writing Clerical 03

Matthew Michael Coates

June 1, 1981 ~ April 20, 2021 (age 39)

Obituary Image


Matthew “Matt” Michael Coates was born June 1st, 1981 to Larry Coates and Shelia Selvage in Huntsville, Alabama at Huntsville hospital. He was raised as an only child. Matthew had a fair childhood yet, made sure to show love and kindness to the fullest extent, even when growing up and as an adult. Matthew was a loyal, Godly driven big-hearted man. His love ran deep. Music and poetry were the way Matt best expressed himself. He’d write lyrics and scriptures all day to vocalize his hurt, sorrow and happiness. Matthew also enjoyed barbering and basketball.


His family moved around throughout his childhood and teenage years. While moving around he met his high school sweetheart, Angelina Cuevas in Tarpon Springs, Florida at the age of 17. Angelina lived and traveled around with his family.  Matthew graduated from Tates Creek Highschool in Lexington, Kentucky and received his diploma. April 13th, 2001 Matthew and Angelina introduce their first and only child together, a beautiful baby girl, Jasmine Malina Coates. Matthew loved his daughter very much. In turnover the couple part ways and did not keep in much contact, losing partial to all contact with Jasmine.


Matthew was adjusting to life events happening. He was looking for love again, when he met Yaniva Reyes. In 2002 the two kicked it off immediately eventually having Matthews second child but their only one conceived in the relationship, a healthy baby boy, Makiah Michael Coates. Born September 27th, 2007. Matthew, thrilled to have two children. The couple part ways in 2010. Resulting in Matthew staying to himself for later years.


Matthew stayed close to home, making sure his parents health and well-being were top priority, always. He was a family man, enjoying the quality time. Beyond ecstatic to have his daughter, Jasmine in 2017. He never needed to have the materialistic things in life, he knew love and God would surpass all things. Matt was rebaptized June 23rd, 2020. Mathew made sure to have a clear conscious with himself and others. He could never hold a grudge. Matt didn’t have many friends and family but the ones he did truly have, expressed loyalty and that’s all he could’ve asked for. With all obstacles facing him, he always stayed in high spirits to strive for greatness.


Matt was sick in his later years on this earth. He faced all obstacles’ confidentially even in the scariest of times. He never let his conditions get the best of him and to the very end spread grace and mercy upon everyone including himself. Matthew was too kind-hearted for this mean world.


Matthew Michael Coates will be greatly missed as he has left a great impact on so many lives he’d encountered. Touching so many lives and demonstrating what love and loyalty really mean. Matthew was dearly and passionately loved by his kids and friends.



JUNE 1st, 1981- APRIL 20th, 2021

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Matthew Michael Coates, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Matthew Michael Coates
© 2021 Spry Funeral Home & Crematory. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy