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Date published: 1/20/2014

Matthew J. Rose

Matthew James Rose, 8, of Inwood, W.Va., lost his hard-fought battle to cancer at his residence on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.

Matthew had attended Lewis & Clark Elementary School, Caroline County from pre-K - first grade. While there he made a positive impact on the community and was loved by many. He played Parks and Recreation flag football and basketball. Matthew was an honorary member of the Chancellor Volunteer Fire Dept. Company 5.

Matthew is survived by his mother, Laurie A. Rose and her boyfriend, Sean Hiett of Inwood; father Donald R. Rose Jr., and his girlfriend, Michelle Childress of Stafford County; two brothers Justin Williams of Caroline and Donald "Trae" Rose III of Inwood; sister Brooke Rose of Stafford; maternal grandmother Cynthia Williams of Spotsylvania County; maternal grandfather Gary Williams and his wife, Hilda of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; paternal grandmother Ann Rose of Fredericksburg; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Donald Rose Sr.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.