Norma Walker

April 23, 1922 ~ November 19, 2021 (age 99)

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It is with profound sorrow, We the Owners, Management and Staff at Gatlin Mortuary Inc stand along side the Walker, Vann and Dotson Family  as we announce the earthly transition of Mrs. Norma Walker,  who passed into eternal rest on Friday, November 19, 2021 in Jacksonville Florida. 
We solicit your prayers for the Walker Family. 

Mrs. Norma Rozella Vann Walker

A Time to be Born:Mrs. Norma Rozella Walker was born on April 15, 1922.  She was the first of five daughters born to the late Reno and Willmenia Vann in Graham, Georgia.  She was also the first granddaughter of the late Joseph and Rozella P. Wright. Being the oldest daughter and granddaughter, Mrs. Walker was relied upon to assist her parents and grandparents with the household and looking after her younger siblings and cousins while living in Graham Georgia.Over the years, she spoke fondly of all these memories.

Mrs. Walker was blessed to live over 99 years.  In addition to her parents and grandparents, all six of her siblingsHarvey Vann, Oredia Vann, Vera Vann Dotson, Willie Mae Haynes, Shirley Sharp and Windell Vann preceded her in death.

A Time to be Educated:Mrs. Walker began her education in the Appling County school system.  She completed her education in the Lowndes County school system graduating Salutatorian from Dasher High School in 1945.  Graduating second in her class was something Mrs. Walker was very proud of and over the years she spoke fondly of that memory too. 

A Time to Live:In 1947, Mrs. Walker met and married the late Alfred Ryant Walker.  They were blessed with two sons, Alfred Jesse Walker and Brian E. Walker.  In 1952, Mr. and Mrs. Walker purchased their first and only home on W. 32nd Street.  Mrs. Walker lived in her home for 67 years until her health started to decline and she moved into the Edgewood Nursing home.

Mrs. Walker enjoyed a very successful and productive professional career.  After working for many years as a professional caregiver, she became a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked at Brewster Hospital for many years.  She also worked at Baptist Medical Center.  She retired in 1985.

A Time to Serve:Mrs. Walker was a faithful and active member of the Central C.M.E Church.  For many years, she was member of the Choir #2, and later served as Director of the Junior church.  She later joined the missionary board and served as a missionary for many years.  She later served as a Stewardess until her health started to decline. 

A Time to Die:  On Friday morning, November 19, 2021, God stretched out his hand and took his faithful servant to her heavenly home.  Without fear or reservation, Mrs. Walker took his hand and entered the glorious Kingdom of God.

A Time to Mourn:

Mrs. Walker leaves to mourn her passing: her oldest and loving son Alfred J. Walker of Plano, Texas, her faithful and devoted son Brian E. Walker of Atlanta, Georgia;three grandchildren: Alfred Walker (Ruxandra) of Pembroke Florida, Alina Walker (George) of Dallas, Texas and Alex Walker of Portland Oregon;one great grandchild: Sofia Walker of Pembroke Florida; a special daughter: Louise Donald and loving niece:Dr. Deloris Duckett;a host of lovingnieces and devoted nephews; several great nieces and nephews; many close and loving cousins (special cousin Prince Phillips); and her entire church familythe Central C.M.E. Church “on the Pearl”.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at St. Thomas Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida @ 11 a.m. Public Viewing will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021 at James Graham Mortuary from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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November 26, 2021

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
James Graham Mortuary

Funeral Service
November 27, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Thomas Baptist
2119 Rowe Ave
Jacksonville, Fl 32208

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