He was born January 21, 1960, in Washington, a son of Earnest Matthews of Canonsburg and the late Thomasina Lowe.
Mr. Matthews worked at Cellone’s Bakery in Pittsburgh.
He attended Canon-McMillan High School.
Mr. Matthews was a devoted and loving father.
He enjoyed watching basketball and was an avid Steelers fan.
Surviving, in addition to his father, are his significant other, Tamar Matthews of Pittsburgh; six children, Tasha Holt, Michael Matthews Jr. and Tisha, Cheyenne, Charell and Shawn Matthews, all of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Joe, Jasha, Amare and Laila; four sisters, Blanche McClain (James), his twin, Michelle, Pamela and Amanda Matthews; seven brothers, Donald, Dennis (Sherri), Charles, Thomas, Mack, John and Chuckie Matthews; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Deceased are two sisters, Carol and Connie Matthews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.