A TIME TO BE BORN:
Mother Eddie Bea Walker was born on November 6, 1936 in Tallulah, Louisiana to proud parents of Jessie Lee Davis and Ed Walker and was reared by her loving grandmother, Florence Davis. Being raised as the only child, she was spoiled by her loved ones, especially her goddaddy. She received her education from the Madison Training School.
A TIME TO BE REBORN:
Mother Eddie Bae Walker accepted Christ at the young age of 12 years old in the year of 1948 and was baptized at New Morning Star Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Len Earl Henderson. Later in life, she joined the Mt. Pisby Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Eddie Fountain, Sr., where she served as the choir president and later becoming a Deaconess, until its untimely closing. In April 2019, she joined the First Colored Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Gerald Williams and remained a faithful mother and member.
A TIME TO PLANT:
Mother Eddie Bea Walker was united in holy matrimony to John Walker, Jr., in June of 1952 and to this union, seven children were born. Mother Bea’s most fond calling was being a direct care worker with Group Home Services where she continued to show love to the residents. She was a dutiful and faithful member of the National Federation of the Blind for over 30 years and looked forward to their monthly meetings. Mother Bea was a fun-loving, caring, nurturing, and protective mother who loved her family and was the glue that kept everyone together. Mother Bea didn’t mind giving her testimony to all she would meet about the goodness of Jesus and all that he had done for her and her family. Her favorite scripture in the bible was Psalm 23.
A TIME TO DIE:
Mother Eddie Bea Walker quite often spoke upon her fervent faith in the Lord. As a constant reminder that God showed peace to her dying soul, she would often say: “She SAW something, she HEARD something, she FELT something, and she got SOMEBODY to go all the way.” Mother Bea would boldly recite, “In 1948, late one Sunday evening, the Lord freed my soul from the gates of hell; I died one time and I’m not going to die anymore, I’m just going to sleep away.” God being a merciful God and the ultimate promise keeper, on Monday, February 24, our beautiful mother’s promise was granted as she went to sleep while she answered the Master’s call. Our beautiful mother has fought the good fight, she has finished the race, and she has kept the faith!
A TIME TO MOURN:
Mother leaves to cherish her legacy, her children: Elbert Vernell Walker (Jean) of Las Vegas, NV, Barbara Ann Kline of Tallulah, LA, Linda Marie Coats of Waco, TX, David Lee Walker (Iris) of Baton Rouge, LA, Tracy Walker of Waco, TX, Robert Andre Walker of Tallulah, LA, Stacey Killian (Victor) of Tallulah, LA, Mark Walker (Kristy) of Hewitt, TX, and godson, Anthony Martin (Dawn) of Tallulah, LA; her grandchildren, Kevin, Donnie, Toney, Marcus, Tiffany, Robert Jr., Victoria, Andrea, Art, Huntington, Lexington, KeAndra, Kendal, and Aquitia; great-grandchildren, Crystal, Kevin Jr., Donnie Jr., Desmond, Takema, Daquarius, Niya, and Tatum; great-great grandchildren, Adrian and Ayson; a special niece, Tillie Smith; special son, Carl Lee Harris; extended families, the Jackson family, the Las Vegas crew, the Killian family, and her Texas Crew; a host of stepchildren that she loved dearly, neighbors, many other family members, and friends.
Waiting on the other shore with welcoming voices and opened arms were: her grandmother, Florence Davis; mother, Jessie Lee Davis; sons, Albert Harris, Jr., and Ronald Walker; daughter (newborn), Shell Walker; son-in-law, Sherman Coats; granddaughter-in-law, Angelena Barber; and many other family members that have gone before her.
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