Matthew Alexander Rose, 34, of Goldsboro, N.C., passed away May 24, 2019, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Matthew was born Jan. 25, 1985, in Brunswick, Ga. He was the son of Cathy K. Rose and Ray Rose of Cherokee, N.C. He was currently employed by Sanderson Farms, Inc. of Goldsboro as a maintenance technician.

Matthew is survived by his parents, Cathy and Ray Rose; his wife, Kathy S. Rose and daughter Trinity Elise Rose of Goldsboro, N.C.; his daughter, Andyna Jewel Rose of Cumming, Ga.; stepchildren, James Valley, Carter Valley and Ruby Valley of Rocky Point, N.C.; a sister, Jennifer Rose of Franklin, N.C.; and nieces, Erika Wachacha of Cherokee, N.C. and Mia Bouakhamphong of Franklin, N.C. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his close friend, Shannon Scott of La Grange, N.C.

Matthew was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Yankees.

A celebration of life ceremony was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Long House Funeral Home in Cherokee, N.C.