Leonard Mathis, beloved artist and family man, passed away on January , 2024 at the age of 67. Born on August 7, 1956, in Dallas, Texas, Leonard's life was a masterpiece shaped by his immense talent and warm heart.
From a young age, Leonard showed a natural affinity for art. He attended Roosevelt High School where he honed his skills and nurtured his creative spirit. With a brush in hand and boundless imagination, Leonard breathed life into his paintings. His artwork captured the vibrant essence of the world around him and left an indelible mark on all who beheld it.
Leonard's artistic abilities were exceeded only by his remarkable personality. A man who never met a stranger, he possessed an innate charm that endeared him to all. Leonard had an effortless way of making others feel valued and heard; his kind nature was a beacon of light in a sometimes dark world.
In addition to his artistic pursuits, Leonard found solace in various hobbies and interests. Skating brought him both joy and freedom as he gracefully glided across the rink. Drawing provided him with an avenue for self-expression that transcended words. Working on cars allowed him to indulge in his love for mechanics and precision. Animals held a special place in Leonard's heart; their companionship brought him comfort and unconditional love.
Leonard leaves behind a legacy of creativity, kindness, and compassion. The memory of his laughter will forever echo through the hearts of those who knew him best. Although he has transitioned from this earthly realm, his spirit lives on through the art he created and the love he shared.
To celebrate Leonard's life, a series of services will be held at the Golden Gate Funeral Home-Dallas, located at 4155 S R. L. Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75224. The viewing will take place on February 2, 2024, starting at 1:00 PM and ending at 7:00 PM. Following this, a prayer service will commence at 7:15 PM and conclude at 8:15 PM. The funeral service will be held on February 3, 2024, starting at 1:00 PM and concluding at 2:00 PM.
Leonard Mathis will be deeply missed by his siblings Richard E. Johnson, Sassybird Johnson, Joyce Johnson, Laura Dodd, Charles Johnson, Raydell Hall, as well as many other dear relatives and friends who share in the sorrow of his departure from this world.
In his lifetime filled with colors and kindness, Leonard Mathis painted a masterpiece of love and left an indelible imprint on all who had the privilege to know him. May his soul rest in eternal peace.