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In Memoriam

Matthew Lee

A Lancer out of sight
Never out of mind

We are sorry to inform the Class of '85 and the Lee community that Matthew Morehead passed away  March 6, 2024.

Matthew Lee Morehead, 56, of Mountain View, California, passed away on March 6, 2024 in Lewisburg, Kentucky.

He worked for the Kentucky Department of Public Health.

Matthew served in the United States Army.

In order to honor his memory, donations can be made to The Trevor Project, P.O. Box 69232, West Hollywood, California 90069 or World Central Kitchen, P.O. Box 96538, Washington, DC 20090.

Tribute by Jenkins:

Matt Morehead Obituary, Death – In the tapestry of our lives, certain individuals stand out like vibrant threads, weaving their way into the fabric of our memories and leaving an indelible mark on our hearts. Matt Morehead was one such individual—a larger-than-life presence whose impact reached far and wide. Today, as we bid farewell to Matt, we reflect on the profound legacy of a great teacher, leader, mentor, and friend.

“Matt Morehead, you were larger than life and you’re gonna be missed dearly. You were a great teacher, leader, mentor, and friend. You touched the lives of many people and you’ll never be forgotten. I’ll forever cherish the memories made with you. RIP brother.” These heartfelt words capture the essence of Matt’s influence and the deep sense of loss felt by those who had the privilege of knowing him. They speak to the profound connections he forged and the lasting impressions he left on all who crossed his path.

 As a teacher, Matt’s passion for education ignited a spark in the hearts and minds of his students. His dedication to their growth and development went beyond the confines of the classroom, instilling in them a love for learning and a belief in their own potential. His impact extended far beyond the lessons taught, shaping the lives of countless individuals who looked to him for guidance and inspiration.

 As a leader, Matt led by example, inspiring those around him to reach for the stars and pursue their dreams with unwavering determination. His vision, integrity, and unwavering commitment to excellence served as a guiding light, illuminating the path forward for those who followed in his footsteps. His leadership style was rooted in empathy, compassion, and a genuine desire to see others succeed—a legacy that will endure for years to come.

 As a mentor, Matt offered guidance, support, and encouragement to all who sought his wisdom. He nurtured talent, fostered growth, and empowered others to unlock their full potential. His mentorship extended far beyond the professional realm, encompassing all aspects of life and leaving an indelible imprint on the hearts and minds of those fortunate enough to call him mentor.

 As a friend, Matt was a pillar of strength, a source of laughter, and a shoulder to lean on in times of need. His infectious energy, boundless enthusiasm, and genuine kindness endeared him to all who knew him. He cultivated meaningful connections, forged lifelong friendships, and enriched the lives of everyone he touched.

 Today, as we say goodbye to Matt Morehead, we carry forward the lessons he imparted, the values he embodied, and the love he shared. Though he may no longer walk among us, his spirit lives on in the memories we hold dear and the lives he touched along the way.

 To Matt’s family, friends, colleagues, and students, we offer our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies. May you find comfort in the cherished memories, the laughter shared, and the love that surrounded Matt throughout his life. As you navigate the journey of grief, may you find solace in the knowledge that Matt’s legacy will endure, shining brightly as a beacon of hope and inspiration for generations to come.