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Josie Lee Walker

Funeral services for Mrs. Josie Lee Walker, 82, New Hebron, were held on Nov. 3, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Taylor Hill Missionary Baptist Church, New Hebron. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Rev. Robert McDuffy officiated the services. Reeves Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Olive was in charge of the arrange- ments.

Mrs. Walker died Oct. 28, 2018, at Columbia Health and Rehabilitation Center in Columbia.

The active pallbearers were Johnny Earl Walker, Webby Louis Walker, Joe Earl Walker, Larry Walker, Michael Walker, Sam- my Walker Jr., Timmy Lovell Walker and Lance Walker.

The honorary pallbearers were Christopher Walker, Chall Hall, Corey Walker, Cruz Hall, Cornelius Hall, Paul Floyd Jr, Dwayne Dampeer, Charles Dampeer and Dale Simmons. The flower bearers were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was educated in the local schools of Shivers. She lived by the motto,” Love is the Greatest Gift of All.”

Mrs. Walker was preceded in death by her parents, John Newsome, Lovie Mae Newsome and Arthur Dampeer; her husband, Samuel Walker; son, Eddie Lee Walker; sisters, Rosie Lee, Brilla Ola, Mary Helen, Earline, Johnnie Pearl, and Anna

Lee; and two brothers, Lemma and Arthur (Pep- per).

Survivors include eight sons and six daughters, Linda Fay Hall, of Prent- iss, Johnny Earl Walker, of Georgetown, Cindy Hall, of Prentiss, Webby Louis Walker, ofOma, Joe Earl Walker, of Gonzales, Louisiana, Larry Walker, of Oma, Joyce Ann Walk- er, of Monticello, Rosie Mae Walker, of Georgetown, Mary Lee Floyd, of Pinola, Michael Walk- er, of Prentiss, Sammy Walker Jr., of Richland, Brenda (Terry) Barnes, of Silver Creek, Timmy Lovell(Jean) Walker, of Brandon and Lance (Taiwanna) Walker, of New Hebron; one sister, Betty Ruth Dampeer, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; three brothers, Roosevelt Dampeer, of Pinola, Tom- my Dampeer and Charles Ray Dampeer, of Gatesville; 55 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.