Matthew D. Benway passed away January 28, 2021 at the age of 50.
Matthew was born in Massachusetts on July 13, 1970. He attended Shepard Hill Vocational School in Charlton, Mass and then moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi at the age of 16. He graduated from Warren Central High School in 1988.
Matthew was interested in building, modifying, and repairing car and truck engines as an early teen and continued to work as a mechanic at local repair shops in Vicksburg. He worked at Steven's Auto Repair for several years and then moved to Raymond, MS. He then started working at Mak Haik in Jackson and soon qualified as an ASE Certified Master Mechanic.
He is survived by his father David Benway (Brenda); his mother Sheila Benway; significant other, Shanta Sampson; brothers, Jesse Jones (Kathy); sisters, Lora Hoagland (Charles) and Nicole Elledge (Elden).
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery with Sam Godfrey officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home.
Friends and family are welcome to attend a small reception at Christ Episcopal Church at 1115 Main Street in Vicksburg after the graveside service.
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