Matthew Trent Walker passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Norton Children’s Hospital, Louisville, KY.

   Matthew Trent was born on November 8, 2017 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN. His life was a brief gift to us, 25 short days here on Earth. In that time Matthew touched many lives. He experienced holding hands with momma, dada, and big brother, Daniel, hugs and kisses from his family and being told “I love you” an uncountable amount of times. Matthew was loved deeply by family and friends, near and far.
   Matthew is preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Richard “Dick” Renick and paternal great-grandparents, W.R. “Buddy” (Peggy) Bailey and Basil (Virginia) Walker.
   Matthew Trent is the son of Johnson “John” and Megan (Kelly) Walker and the little brother of Daniel Bailey Walker. He is survived by his maternal grandparents, Garrick (Shellie) Kelly of Huntsville, AL; paternal grandparents, Sonny (Pam) Walker of Summerfield, NC; maternal great-grandparents, Connie Renick of Hurricane, WV and Lonnie (Nancye) Kelly of Ravenswood, WV. Matthew also leaves to cherish his memory; uncles, Joshua (Carrie) Kelly of Parsberg, Germany, Michael (Lisa) Walker of Oxford, PA; aunt, Melissa (Travis) Beeson of Oak Ridge, NC and cousins, Zachary, Ana, Michael and Samuel.
   A gathering of family and friends will be from 1-2 p.m., immediately followed by a service to celebrate Matthew’s life, on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road, “in St. Matthews”. 
   In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored to have you support the “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center (PICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital in Matthew’s name. Contributions can be made at https://nortonchildrens.com/donate/