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Michael John Mathias

1944 - 2021

Miramar Beach


Michael John Mathias, Sr., 76, passed away at his home in Miramar Beach on April 4, 2021 with his family surrounding him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Joan Mathias and sister, Jane Pizzigno. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeannie Leabo Mathias; his children, Michael Mathias, Jr. and wife, Dorrie; Stephen Mathias and wife, Shannon; Renee Wiggins and partner, Coley Hansbrough; Aimee Ballard and husband, David; his grandchildren, Corry Wiggins (Katelynn), Austin Mathias (Caitlyn), Josh Mathias, Maddie Mathias, Will Ballard, Cole Ballard, Annie Ballard and Michael Mathias, III; his great-grandchildren, Callie Wiggins and Mae Mathias; his siblings, Bernie Mathias, Mary Ann Johnson (A.D.), Jean Keaton, Linda Bishop, Pat Mathias, Cathy Ellsaesser (Charlie), and Becky Bass and numerous nieces and nephews. A special thanks to his brother-in-law, John Leabo, for his comfort and care.

"Big Mike" lived big, loved big and will be missed even bigger.

The family will have a private memorial in Florida and a Celebration of Life in Shreveport, Louisiana at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Mathias Family Scholarship at Loyola College Prep, 820 Jordan St., Shreveport, LA 71101.



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Jackie and George

April 8, 2021 9:15 AM

Mike loved the outdoors, so we hope the tree memorial would make him happy. Deepest sympathies to family. Jackie and George Law
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Love, David & Madora Abney

April 9, 2021 11:03 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you! We are so sorry for your loss.

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Melissa Mathias Humphress

April 8, 2021 10:38 AM

My favorite funny memory of Michael would have to be when he brought home a huge (back then they were huge dinosaurs) calculator and Uncle Richard said to him, “It’ll never replace the slide rule.” So here we are. I will miss him although I didn’t see him often enough, all my memories of him make me smile. He was greatly loved.

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April 6, 2021 8:44 PM

“Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.”
Wendy and Edward Taylor

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April 6, 2021 11:28 AM
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