HOME GOING OF THE LATE REVEREND DR. JEREMIAH WINSLOW WALKER
APRIL 9, 1934 – SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
With joyfully mournful hearts, the Walker, Dennis, Knuckles, Urey, Woodson, Allen, Wordsworth, Jackson families, along with the Lott Carey Baptist Mission Schools, Liberia family, announce the home-going of their beloved father, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin, the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Winslow Walker. This sad event occurred on September 11, 2016 at the Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.
He is survived by his children Jeremy D. Walker, Nelson D. Walker, Christie G. Walker-Selby, Fahnsopia W. Walker and Florence J. Walker, and a host of foster children, his siblings Maria Jackson Raynes, Charlotte Allen and Joseph Walker, grandchildren Nathaniel Selby and Asha Walker, several nephews and nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends in the United States and Liberia.
Daddy, Uncle Jerry, Cousin Jerry, Boy Jerry was not only a Jewel in his family but an outstanding citizen. Dr. Walker was the longest served Superintendent/ Principal of the Lott Carey Baptist Mission School in Brewerville, Liberia. He was President of the Liberia Council of Churches, President of the Inter-Religious Council of Liberia, and President of the Liberia Baptist Missionary & Educational Convention, Inc. He served as Special Assistant to Rev. Dr. William R. Tolbert, when Tolbert served concomitantly as Vice President of Liberia and the first black man to be president of the Baptist World Alliance. Most recently Dr. Walker was on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and received The Desmond Tutu Peace Prize for his role in helping to bring peace to Liberia.
Rev. Dr. Walker was predeceased by both of his parents, John Richard Walker and Charlotte Walker, his beloved wife of 32 years, Mrs. Florence Kennedy Walker, his bothers Richard Walker, John Walker, James B. Walker, Edmond Walker, Lincoln Walker, Adolphus Walker and Ernest Whistnant.
Schedule of services are as follows:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016
6115 Old Stage Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Viewing 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
A Celebration Service – 12:00 PM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016
Arrival of Remains in Liberia and taken to the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlors
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016
Removal of Remains from Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlor 1:00 PM
Eastern Star Burial Ceremony, Grand Masonic Temple, West Benson Street, 3:00 PM
Wake Keeping – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Zion Grove Baptist Church, Brewerville, Liberia
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016
Service of Celebration 10:00 AM, Mt Galilee Baptist Church, Careysburg, Liberia
Interment - Woodson Family Cemetery, Careysburg, Liberia
For further information, please contact the following persons:
Jeremy Walker - (404)895-9681
Christie Walker-Selby - (919)395-1050
Jeremiah Jackson - (314)749-0028
Irene Walker - (301)861-9892
Amos Walker - (443)401-9235
Charles Allen - 011 231 88 6510375
Rev. Emile Sam-Peal - 011 231 88 6550753
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