Matthew, Jr. was born November 19, 1937 to the late Matthew Cross, Sr. and Lillie Pearl Hill Cross in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kissie Cross; sister, Betty Cross; and brothers, Connie Mack Cross and Alfonso Cross.
He acquired his High School training from Macon County High Training School and his Christian training from Bethel A.M.E. Church. He retired from Southern Frozen Food, Inc., after many years of dedicated services.
He leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to two children, Pebbles Baldwin, Ideal, Georgia and Teressa Cross, Miami, Florida; one brother, Walter Cross, Montezuma, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.