Warfield, Rev. Matthew J. 5/24/1989 - 1/8/2022 Ann Arbor From the moment Matthew appeared on life's stage, his smile could melt ice. His faith was cultivated in his home with his parents and his adoring siblings who brought him to Maple Avenue RCA and CRC at a young age. He loved with zeal and depth evident in his commitment to his beloved Lakers, his "Boyship" who kept him grounded, several nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles and everyone who was blessed to be swept up in his embrace. Today he stands in the presence of his Lord, his "only comfort in Life and Death." A graduate of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, and Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, Matthew was serving as a Resident Minister at First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor at the time of his death. Matthew is survived by his parents, Matthew Sr. and Rita Warfield; siblings, Matthew Devere Warfield, Artesia Warfield, Rakendra (Gregory) Davis, Reneisha (Darnelle) Powell, Samantha (Christopher) Kirk; God-siblings, Talisha Smith, Carissa (Eddie) Hardy, Eboni (Christopher) Slater; and 16 nieces and nephews. Visitation is Noon – 2:00 p.m., on Monday, January 17, 2022, at Ridge Point Community Church, 340 104th Avenue, Holland, MI 49423. The family asks that masks be required at both the visitation and funeral services. Funeral services are at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Denise Kingdom-Grier officiating. Burial will take place in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Matthew's honor may be given online at www.mapleave.org/giving
. Choose "Matthew J. Warfield Legacy Fund." If you prefer, your donation may be made through First Presbyterian Church, either by check or online at https://secure.myvanco.com/YM88/home
. If you are writing a check, please note the purpose of your gift by writing "Matthew J. Warfield Legacy Fund" on the memo line. All memorial contributions received by First Presbyterian Church in Matthew's honor will be forwarded to the Matthew J. Warfield Legacy Fund.
Published by Ann Arbor News from Jan. 13 to Jan. 16, 2022.