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Matthew Whitlock

November 29, 2018 GMT

Matthew Jacob Whitlock, 25, of Bourbonnais, passed away Thursday (Nov. 22, 2018).

He was born July 9, 1993, in Kankakee.

Matthew loved being outdoors in nature, animals — especially his cat, Cookie, trains, writing poetry and music. One could always find him smiling, and everybody who met him loved him. He was gentle, kind and sweet.

Surviving are his mother, Carrie Meents, of Bourbonnais; his father, Michael Whitlock, of California; maternal grandmother, Carol (Rick) Patton, of Bourbonnais; one sister, Alyson Thomas, of Bourbonnais; two brothers, D’Mitre Thomas, of Bourbonnais, and Shane Whitlock, of Ashkum; and one niece, Avree June Whitlock.

Preceding him in death were his maternal grandfather, Jerry Meents; and his best friend, Renae Culp.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Schreffler Funeral Homes, Bourbonnais Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.

Please sign his online guestbook at schrefflerfuneralhomes.com.