September 15, 1984 – September 27, 2021
Matthew Blake Shumate passed away Monday, September 27, 2021 in Baton Rouge at the age of 37. He was a Lt. with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Visitation will resume at Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Pride on Monday, October 4, 2021 from 10:00 AM until religious services at 12:00 PM conducted by Pastor Tim Norris. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. He is survived by his loving wife, Tessie Shumate; daughter, Lola Rae Shumate; son, Remington Blake Shumate; mother and step-father, Darla Hunstock and Marshall Peak; father and step-mother, Joe M. Shumate, Jr. and Dawn Shumate; sister, Haley Shumate Newton (John); step-sister, Raygan Bosco; mother-in-law, Trudi Harris; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Charles and Yvonne Chambers Hunstock; paternal grandparents, Joe M. Shumate, Sr. and Doris Shumate. Pallbearers will be Dennis Chaney, Joe Chaney, John Newton, Chance Vaughn, Colt Vaughn and John Bentley. Honorary pallbearer will be Brock Norwood. He attended Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Pride. He was a member of Louisiana Sheriff’s Association and EBRSO Marine Search and Rescue Unit as a certified Coxswain. Please sign our online registry book.