Luverne Reeves Walker, 95, passed away at home Tuesday, February 7, 2023. A Jackson native, Mrs. Walker was born on August 5, 1927. She graduated from Jackson High School and met Roy Walker, who she married in 1947. As a couple for 50 years, they lived and raised their family in Jackson and also in Leroy, until his passing in 1997.
Mrs. Walker worked as a seamstress at Vanity Fair in Jackson for a number of years until she retired to care for her husband. Then, she was free to do the gardening she loved and to care for the family as a whole. It was said that she raised vegetables, two grandsons, and two great-grandsons in that garden. When she wasn’t canning vegetables, cooking, cultivating her flowers, or working with her chickens, Mrs. Walker loved to fish, which allowed her to rest her mind and soul as well as provide food for the table. She and Mr. Walker would take a yearly vacation in the mountains as a break from their full life of work, family, and hobbies.
Mrs. Walker, whose presence touched so many lives for so long, will be greatly missed.
She is survived by:
Daughter-in-law: Susan H. Walker
Grandsons: Christopher (Chrystal) Walker, Amon (Jennifer) Walker
Great grandchildren: Cody Claxton, Tyler Walker, Caleb Walker, Cary Walker
Great-great grandchildren: Wesley Miller, Riley Walker, Blaire Walker, Addison Claxton
She was preceded in death by:
Husband: Roy E. Walker
Son: Larry E. Walker
A visitation will be held Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Peniel Baptist Church with the funeral following at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Peniel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Bro. Fred Odom and Bro. Bill Dortch will officiate with St. Stephens Funeral Home directing.
Pallbearers: Chris Walker, Amon Walker, Cody Claxton, Cary Walker, Tyler Walker, and Caleb Walker.
Honorary pallbearers: Bill Walker, Shirley Morris, Regina Hatfield, Holland Reeves, Ellis Wiggins, and Dennis Vickery.
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