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Deacon Emmett Walker, Jr.

April 9, 1931 ~ June 15, 2019 (age 88)

 

“In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:8

Deacon Emmett Walker Jr. was born on April 9, 1931 in Sparta, Georgia to the union of the late Mr. Emmett Walker Sr. and Miss Magnolia Harris. After the unfortunate passing of his mother upon his birth, he was raised by Mr. Robert E. and Mrs. Essie B. Harris. On June 15, 2019 he entered into his rest at his home in Warrenton, Georgia. Deacon Walker was a loving father, husband, deacon, and a dedicated servant of the Lord.

In 1952, he was united in holy matrimony to the late Roberta Walker for fifty-five years, to that union nine children were born. Deacon Walker joined Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Sparta, Georgia at an early age. He attended the public school in Hancock County. For thirty plus years he worked at  Georgia National Gas in Augusta, Georgia where he retired and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He served faithfully at Martin Tabernacle Free Church of God in Christ for a number of years. Deacon Walker remained loyal and dedicated until the Lord called him home.

Emmett Walker Jr. was preceded in death by his loving wife, Roberta Walker, his two sons, Marvin Hill and Jeffery Walker, his three brothers, Eddie B. Walker, James Walker, and Ellison Blount, and one sister, Rethel Gibbs.

He leaves to treasure his legacy  to his children, Charles (Gloria) Hudgeons, James Walker, Patricia (Tommy) Burley, Bernice Walker,  Milton (Deborah) Walker, Kelvin (Jessica) Walker, Ronald Walker, Brenda (Ira) Burnett all of Warrenton, Georgia, seven siblings Earnest Walker of West Palm Beach, Florida, Nevelyn Davis of Warner Robins, Georgia, Bertha Wingfield of Shaker Height, Ohio, Helen (Johnny) White of Terra Houte, Joyce (Clinton) Rhodes III of Thomson, Georgia, Linda (Tim) Lewis of Warner, Robins Georgia, David Walker of Sparta, Georgia, thirty-four grandchildren, sixty-four great grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren.

Thanks to Mr. James Walker, Mrs. Brenda Burnett, Mrs. Patricia Burley, Mr. Kelvin Walker, and Mr. Telly Tucker. Special thanks to Ms. Bernice Walker.

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