Matthew Denniston Williams

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on December 11, 2002

Departed on August 26, 2016 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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Matthew Denniston Williams, age 13, passed away of an accidental death on Friday, August 26 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born to parents Drs. Brad and Kathleen Williams on December 11th, 2002.  He is survived by his parents; brother whom he adored , Nathaniel Kennen; half-sister, Dottie Williams; grandparents, Dr. Denniston and Kay Crews and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.  Matthew was a former student at Oak Hill School and a current student at Christ Presbyterian Academy.  Matthew excelled as a classical pianist. He was an accomplished gymnast, winning the Tennessee gymnastic state championship in 2015.  Matthew was loved dearly by friends and family and had a tremendous zest for life. In his few short years he won the hearts of many and was known by all for his love of the Lord and his family.  He was an outstanding son, brother and friend.

Visitation and funeral services will be held at Christ Presbyterian Church. 2323 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 30th 5:30-7:30 p.m. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, August 31st at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Harpeth Gymnastics at 2204 Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN 37069. Please send donations directly to Harpeth Gymnastics and specify in the memo line “Matthew Williams’ Fund.”


3 Comments to Matthew Denniston Williams

  1. Peggy McNeil Horner
    August 31, 2016 9:56 am

    Dear Kathleen,
    We are so saddeneded by this tragedy. Please know you and your family are in our hearts and prayers.
    With dearest sympathy and love,
    Peggy McNeil Horner.

  2. Nancy and David Swann
    August 31, 2016 10:10 pm

    Dear Kathleen, Denny and Kay,

    David and I are deeply saddened to learn tonight of your family’s tragedy and devastating loss. We had a dear friend from New Orleans who lost his son-in-law on a zipline in Highlands, NC several years ago. We are so sorry another family is now having to go through this nightmare. We send you our heartfelt prayers and our deepest sympathy.
    Nancy and David Swann, Asheville, NC

  3. iris smith
    September 6, 2016 6:52 pm

    Dear Mr. And Mrs. Swann, I am truly sorry about the lost of you son. As a parent i can sympathize with your pain since I also lost a son at a young age. I found comfort in this scripture at 2 Corinthian 1: 3-4.I hope it will be comfort to you both.Jehovah God is a God of all comfort and want to comfort us, if you would like more comforting thought, please visit our website

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