Large turnout for memorial

(Photo by Pamela Cody) Pictured is a scene from a musical memorial held for Matt Theiss at Parrot Eyes on South Padre Island Sunday, where members of Matt’s family, friends and loved ones gathered to remember him.

(Photo by Pamela Cody)
Pictured is a scene from a musical memorial held for Matt Theiss at Parrot Eyes on South Padre Island Sunday, where members of Matt’s family, friends and loved ones gathered to remember him.

By PAMELA CODY
Special to the PRESS

Family members, loved ones, friends and fellow musicians gathered at Parrot Eyes on South Padre Island Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to their friend, Matt Theiss – a long-time local resident and musician who recently passed away at the age of 51.

A photographic montage of Matt throughout his life scrolled continuously on the TV – as a teen, with his newborn daughter, and chronicling many landmark moments of his life. The restaurant was filled to capacity by those who came to pay their respects, while those closest to Matt shared stories, reminisced and remembered their dear friend with both music and words.

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