Erik LeDale Mathis was born on November 27, 1981 in Bradenton, FL to Eddie Goff and Catherine Mathis. Erik departed this life on July 15, 2021.
He was educated in the Manatee County School System and grad- uated in the Class of 2001 from Palmetto High School. Erik joined the United States Army, serving in Iraq. He returned home after three years of service and received an honorable discharge. Ultimately, Erik received a degree in accounting and ventured into entrepreneurship, where he most recently started a home business in commerce.
Erik was known to be easy going, yet reserved with a unique sense of humor. While he enjoyed many different sports, Erik had an immense love for basketball since childhood. In his pastime he enjoyed relaxing in front of the television, biking, walking his dog, and spending time with his closest friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Chad Mathis.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories: Three Daughters, Tyra Mathis, Amiya Moore, and Mia Mathis; Mother, Catherine Mathis; Father, Eddie Goff (Dora); Grandmother, Margaret Washington; Two Brothers, Jermaine Mathis and Cedric Goff; Three Sisters, Monica Gibson, Kiki Goff and Jackie Anderson; Two Special Friends, Tivaris Mack, and Calvin Waiters and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and sorrowing friends.
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