Matasen Kenleigh Linson-“Matie” was born on February 15, 2000, in Austin, Texas and died on December 25, 2012 in Houston, Texas, at the age of 12.
Matie is survived by her parents Kristen Linson and Brian Spies of Johnson City, Mat and Elysia Linson of Houston, sister M’Lehne and brother Keen. Grandparents- Sharlene Sultemeier, Mary Ann Spies, Rick and Marie Keller, James and Rita Linson, Tony Franty, and Marsha Franty. Great grandparents Louise Trigg and Bud Linson.
She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins that loved her very much.
Matie was preceded in death by her grandfathers Harry Sultemeier and Daniel Spies and her cousin Slater Sultemeier.
Matie was a 7th grade student at LBJ Middle School in Johnson City. She had attended school in Johnson City since the age of 3, when she joined the PPCD class.
In 2011, Matie participated in the Special Olympics. At the local level she received a silver medal in the 25-meter walk and a bronze in the ball throw. At the area level she earned a silver medal in both events.
We would like to thank the Johnson City ISD and all the teachers and therapists that contributed to her growth, development, and educational needs.
Pallbearers include Casey Buaas, Brent Harris, Scott Johnson, Phil Granger, Brad Jameson, and Patrick Stahl.
Honorary pallbearers include her cousins Lauren Sagebiel, Jamie Felps, Brittany Sultemeier, Clay Sultemeier, Kyler Sultemeier, Ryleigh Needham, Hadleigh Needham, Bryce Linson, Quynten Linson, Tyler Noonan, Kennady Spies, Audrie Spies, Landri Sagebiel, and Reese Sagebiel.
Visitation was held Friday, December 28, 2012 at Crofts Funeral Home, Johnson City, Texas from 6-8 pm. Services were Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 10:00 am, at Liberty Lighthouse Fellowship with Pastor Jim Boatright officiating. Interment was at the Sandy Cemetery, Sandy, Texas
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Slater Sultemeier Memorial Scholarship Fund, Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas, The Sandy Cemetery or the charity of your choice.
A celebration of Matie’s life will be held at the Liberty Lighthouse Fellowship Hall immediately following graveside services.