BARBERTON---Francis Leroy Mattingly III, passed away peacefully at home in his bed, Friday March 25th, 2022.
He is survived by his mother Laurie Rielly-Johnson, his step-father Eric Johnson, his sisters Natasha Mattingly and Jazmyn Johnson, his nephews Kavell and Tayvon Johnson, his niece Journee Townsend, his girlfriend Olive Dolor Blando. He was preceded in death by his father Francis Leroy Mattingly Jr., and his grandmother Marylin "Nana" Rielly.
Lee was born in beautiful, sunny Orlando, FL on September 18, 1988 to Laurie Rielly-Johnson and Francis Leroy Mattingly Jr. He was an amazing son, brother, friend and person inside and out. There was no question for the passion of anything he cared about. He was truly a jack of all trades, anything he was faced with or set out to do he would go above and beyond and exceed expectations. His love for his family and those close to him was abundantly clear, with no doubt he would do anything for them. He enjoyed many things in his life, the outdoors in any form that he could get it, whether it be hiking a new trail or to just open the windows to have a view of the outside. He was deeply devoted to anything that he cared about, sports, movies, time spent watching funny videos with his nephews. He was our animated wealth of information, our walking, talking encyclopedia. One thing he will forever be remembered for is his love and his passion and his ability to put his entire heart and soul into anything he took on.
He will be truly and deeply missed by family, friends and all that have ever known him.
Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2022 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the SILVA-HOSTETLER FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Wooster Rd. West, Barberton. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Barberton Civitan Club. Private Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Monday.
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