Thelma Ruth King Walker

Published 11:08 am Friday, January 13, 2012

PORT GIBSON — Thelma Ruth King Walker died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at River Region Medical Center. She was 69.

Mrs. Walker was retired from the Claiborne County School District where she taught for 31 years. She was a member of St. Peter A.M.E. Church where she served as class leader and was chairman of the Society Activity Committee. She was also a member of the missionary society and the trustee board.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roosevelt and Geneva Lewis-King; and six brothers, Charles L. King, Gilmon F. King, Clarence King, Roosevelt King Jr., Elvin King and Joseph King.

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Survivors include her son, George H. Walker Jr. of Jackson; a daughter, Valerie Bonita Walker of Lancaster, Texas; three brothers, David King of Battlecreek, Mich., Eddie L. King and Tommy L. King, both of Port Gibson; one stepsister, Sadie Branch of Chicago; seven grandchildren; other relatives and friends including, Parris C. Walker of Port Gibson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter A.M.E. Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. David Scott officiating. Burial will follow at Scott’s Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 1 until 6 at Thompson Funeral Home and Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.