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Paul "PJ" Warren

January 26, 1983 — July 23, 2023

Battle Creek

Paul Jerrell Warren, lovingly known as “PJ” or “Crack” was taken away from us unexpectedly on July 23, 2023. He was born on January 26, 1983, to Diane Wilson and Paul Warren. Raised in Battle Creek, Paul attended Battle Creek Public Schools. He later received his Diploma from Cornerstone Academy. PJ worked in the manufacturing industry, concrete construction, and industrial painting, but his true love was cooking. Not only manning the grill at family functions, PJ owned and operated a food truck for five years. He also worked as a chef at both the Griffin and Umami Ramen. 

Paul was known for his contagious smile, his wonderful sense of humor, lending a helping hand and being the life of the party. PJ was also a neighborhood hero on Harvard Street. Always looking out for his neighbors and community. PJ enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, barbequing, riding dirt bikes or 4 wheelers, fishing, playing bartender for family and friends, and cracking jokes. All around PJ embodied the “Pursuit of Happiness”. 

Paul leaves to cherish his memory his children; daughter, Ka’Nijah Warren and Son, Paul Warren Jr, of Battle Creek; his Mother Diane Wilson; his Brothers, Cory (Tonyeaka) Williams of Kalamazoo MI, Dewayne Shipp of Battle Creek, Isaac (Mona) Wilson Jr, of Albion MI, Jerome (Darcy) Wilson, of Albion MI, Roger Wilson of Battle Creek, Jeremy (Angie) Bush, of Jackson MI, James Richland of North Carolina, and Thomas Triggs of Battle creek; sisters, Keyana Swift of Atlanta GA, Jacqueline (Justin) Ludington of Okemos MI, Jimmata Jones of Atlanta, GA, Bonita Wilson of Albion MI, and Tamara Wilson of Birmingham, Alabama; special nephew, Demario Saulsberry; special brothers and sisters, Anthony Martuge, Ray (tamara) Polendo, Antonio Harris, Maurice Cooper Jr, Jay Stokes, Kevin Kendall, Alvin LeBlanc, Toddare LeBlanc and Brent Kendall, all of Battle Creek; special sisters, Amy Johnson of Kalamazoo MI, Markia Holmes of Battle Creek MI, and Dalelesha Ashford of Lansing MI; special goddaughter, Trinity Brown and an honorary son Matt Banks, all of Battle Creek MI and special friend Danielle Cady and his fur babies, Rambo and Princess. A Host of special nieces and nephews will miss him dearly. Paul is proceeded in death by his father Paul Warren, and Isaac Wilson, Maternal Grandmother Beulah (Allan) Johnson, his paternal grandparents Mildred and James Warren; brothers, Myron Swift and Stanely Wilson and sister Lisa Wilson-Etchison, uncles; Larry Williams, Carr Lewis, Billy Warren, and aunts; Violet Jean Williams and Sheena Warren and niece Tiana Hunt.  

Funeral Services to celebrate PJ’s life will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Macedonia Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Timothy Troxler.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, starting at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care.  Personal messages for the family may be placed at  

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

638 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI 49037

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