Obit: Thelma Walker

Obit: Thelma Walker

July 19th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Thelma Olivia Walker, 92, took her journey Monday, July 15, 2013, at Health Center at Standifer Place at the Hospice Unit.She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.She was a faithful, devoted, loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and cousin until her health failed her.She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Walker Sr.; father, Orlando Price; mother, Fannie Lou Russell; two daughters, Doris F. Walker and Virginia Forest; sons, Freddrick B. and Herman Walker.Survivors include sons, John (Rinabelle) Walker, of Denver, Colo., Orlando "Pooka" Walker, Jerry (Sylvia) Walker, Gregory (Roslyn) Walker, of Chattanooga, Larry (Ramona) Walker, of Nashville; daughters, Gwendolyn Reynolds, Veronica "Ronnie" Walker and Cheryl A. Walker, all of Chattanooga; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; a devoted great-granddaughter, Aaliyah S. Walker; nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends; special thanks to West Wing 3 Hospice Unit at Health Center at Standifer Place and Hospice of Chattanooga; Keturah Sawyers, Kim Bush Franklin and Shirley Tarragono.Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, July 20, 2013, at New Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Johnson officiating.Interment in Forest Hills Cemetery.The body will lie in state after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.