Matthew Aaron Criswell, age 35, of Jesup, died Sunday, January 22, 2023. He was a native of Vidalia and lived most of his life there. He graduated from Vidalia High School in 2006. Matt worked as an electrician beginning his career with Criswell Electric. For the last ten years, he has worked with Sack Company of Statesboro. Matt loved the Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldogs, throwing darts (he won several tournaments), fishing, arrowhead hunting, and spending time with his family. But most of all, Matt loved his kids, Kensleigh, Jackson, Liam and Jonah. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Effie Criswell and his maternal grandparents, Billy and Chen Mosley and step-grandmother, Karen Marsh
Matthew is survived by his wife, Rocheta; children, Kensleigh, Jackson and Liam; one stepson, Jonah Hawkins of Jesup; father, Mike Criswell (Monica) of Bellaire, Michigan; his mother, Mary Anne Mosley (Migna) of South Thompson Community; stepmother, Becky Loveall (Donnie) of Metter; four brothers, Ryan Criswell (Macy) and Zachary Loveall (Ashby) of Stillmore; Michael Loveall and Hunter Loveall of Kansas; four sisters, Ashley Villegas (Arturo) of Petross Community; Alicia Kingery (Chad) of Stillmore; Andrea Quinones (Luis) and Shelby Thompson (Westley) all from Metter; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The funeral service will be Friday, January 27 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Chad Kingery officiating. Burial will follow in the Cedar Crossing Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday afternoon from 1:00 until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by visiting their website at Afsp.org