Thelma Louise Walker
Graveside services were held Feb. 27, 2021, at Silver Creek Baptist Church, New Hebron, for Thelma Louise Walker, 97, who died Feb. 19 at her residence. Rev. Michael Walker officiated, with Johnson Funeral Home handling arrangments.
Mrs. Walker was born to the late Ben and Eunice Stewart in New Hebron. She attended Silverene School in the Gwinville community. She joined Silver Creek Baptist Church at an early age and remained a faithful member until her death.
Mrs. Walker was a nurse aide with Dr. J. D. Hutchins, Simpson General, and Jefferson Davis Hospital for many years. She worked with South Mississippi Home Health and Rehabilitation Agency and later as a private nurse aide and sitter throughout Simpson and Jefferson Davis counties.
She was married to the late W.L. Walker in 1942 and to this union, 11 children were born.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bennie Stewart Jr.; sisters, Florine Lee and Decelle Newsome; daughter, Wilma Louise Walker; sons, Johnny Walker and Joe Earl Walker; daughter-in-law, Koma Walker; granddaughters, Cynthia G. Holloway and Lamonica Phillips; and great-great grandson, Christian Bridges.
Mrs. Walker is survived by two daughters, Eva Ruth Walker-Bibbs, of St. Louis, Mo.; and Mary Elizabeth (Ransome) Goodloe, of Jackson; six sons, Central (Amelia) Walker, of St. Louis, Mo.; Robert S. Walker, of St. Louis, Mo.; Tommy Glen (Mildred) Walker, of New Hebron; Michael (Pamela) Walker, of Jackson; Frenchie (Betty) Walker, of New Hebron; Walter Charles Walker, of Terry; daughter-in-law, Angela Walker, of Jackson; sister-in-law, Leonia Stewart, of Magee; 32 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.