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340 East Prien Lake Road
LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601
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Marcus Matte

Marcus Lee Matte

Wednesday, October 8th, 1958 - Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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Marcus Lee Matte passed away suddenly on March 24, 2020. A lifelong resident of Lake Charles, LA, Marcus was born on October 8, 1958 to Doris J. and Geni Matte.

He graduated from Lake Charles High School in 1977 and was crowned LCHS Homecoming King that same year. Marcus excelled in sports, playing football and baseball, where he was named to the LA All State Baseball Team 2 years in a row and was also chosen as an HS Parade All American Pitcher during his Junior year. Marcus attended LA Tech University on a baseball scholarship as an outstanding pitcher, 1977- 81. Upon graduation, he worked for Calcasieu Parish as a probation officer, and later worked for local businesses. Marcus was a wonderful conversationalist and entertainer, and he loved to cook gourmet dishes for family and friends. Marcus had an engaging personally and was loved by all who knew him.

Marcus was preceded in death by his infant sister Deidra and his father Doris James "DJ" Matte.

Left to honor his memory are his son Gordon and Gordon’s mother Angie Matte; his mother Geni Matte; his brother Barry Matte and wife Julie; his sister Jennifer Matte; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private services will be held for family at Lakeside Funeral Home. Private burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens.

Memories and words of comfort may be expressed at www.lakesidefh.com
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    Highland Memory Gardens
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    6325 Gulf Highway
    Lake Charles, Louisiana 70607
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BLUE

Posted at 10:50pm
Marcus I will miss you !! We had so many good laughs and so many rough times together.. Fly High Man....GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY and FRIENDS ! HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND Eugene Blue Duraso
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Amelia Buller

Posted at 12:59pm
I am so sorry for your family's loss. You all are in my prayers at this most difficult time.

Amelia Hay Buller
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Paul Hart Miller

Posted at 11:03am
This especially challenging week for all of us brought about an even deeper hurt. The passing of our dear friend and Lake Charles High School Class of 1977 classmate and President, Marcus Matte. The news of Marcus' unexpected passing earlier this week just plain hurts. We all have our special memories of great times with Marcus that we all will cherish the rest of our lives. Marcus was the true Mr. LCHS for our generation. I have never heard a bad word about him from anyone because there was nothing bad to say. His smile and charisma brightened people's spirits. Marcus set sports records, led teams, was our Class President and he was our friend. He knew how to live life on his terms. May Marcus rest in peace knowing that his contributions to humanity while he was on this earth were meaningful, loved and appreciated. My heart and prayers go out to his sister Jennifer Matte, his mom, the entire Matte family and to his very close friends at this sad time. I hope that the many special memories of times with Marcus help comfort and sustain them as we say goodbye to our dear friend. ---Paul Hart Miller
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John Shreve

Posted at 10:05am
I am so very sorry for your loss. Played baseball with Marcus and Barry. Remember the "Orange Machine." May he rest in the peace of Christ. John Shreve (Cat Squirrel)
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