David “Matthew” Kimberlin, age 23, from Fruitland Park, FL, was freed from the chains of addiction by his Lord on January 03, 2022.
Matt was born on February 16, 1998, in Leesburg, FL.
He is survived by his mother Nicole Neal and bonus mom Pamela Church, father Frankie Kimberlin (step mother Amy Kimberlin), sister Paige Kimberlin, stepbrother Andrew McEldowney, grandparents, Tom and Sue Tipton, Denise Ruser, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by sister Megan Kimberlin, grandfathers Marty Ruser, Jeffery Kimberlin, and his uncle Todd Kimberlin.
Many knew Matt only through the lens of the addictions he battled for years. That wasn’t the real Matt though, and those fortunate enough to truly know him immediately recognized him as one who would give the clothes, he was wearing to help a friend in need (he even saved lives by making himself an organ donor), and one who considered his close friends to be like brothers and sisters, which he often called them. He was fiercely loyal to his friends, his sister Paige, and his extended family, and he could relate to anyone and make anyone feel at ease, and he was loved by so many.
He never gave up, and just recently decided completely on his own to enter a treatment facility in NJ and begin a new life. He was about to start a full-time job as another step in his recovery and getting beyond the addiction.
But the chains that bound him were stronger than anything he could do on his own. He fought this battle for years, and truly sought God’s help during the struggle. He knew Jesus Christ as his Savior, and in the end, it was He who finally decided Matt struggled enough and brought him home peacefully. Matt spent the last weeks ensuring those he loved knew it, and he was optimistic about a fresh start in life. He did finally start a new life, and though it is not the one he was planning it is far better and eternal.
Matt loved go karting, fishing, the outdoors, and baseball when he was younger. He amazed his family and friends with the ability to fix anything mechanical.
A viewing will he held at Beyers in Leesburg on Saturday January 15 at 6pm to 8pm, service will be Sunday January 16 at 1:30 pm followed by a graveside service and interment at Shiloh Cemetery.