Darlene Walker

Published 10:59 am Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Ruby K. Johnson Chapel in Prentiss for Mrs. Darlene Walker, 46, who died Thursday, July 23, 2021, at Merit Health Central in Jackson.  Elder James Powell officiated with interment following in Powell’s Ministry Church of God in Christ, New Hebron.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Darlene Walker was born to the late John Robert McLaurin and Mrs. Earlena McSwain McLaurin.  She joined Carter Hill M. B. Church in Beaumont at an early age.  She graduated from Collins High School in Collins and attended Jones Junior College in Ellisville. She transferred to Antonelli College, Hattiesburg where she completed an Associate Degree in Computer Networking.

She joined The Shady Oak M. B. Church, until she moved to Magee.  She was employed in many occupations: Sanderson Farms and Millcreek.

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Mrs. Walker married Carlester Duan Walker in 2007 and joined Powell’s Ministries Church of God in Christ in New Hebron. After marriage, they moved to Jackson where she worked with The Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Pioneer Health Services and Covington County School District. Mrs. Walker later became a business owner with her husband; together, they started their own insurance business called Walker Insurance and In Black and White Enterprises, LLC; both located in New Hebron.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John Lewis and Mary McLaurin and Girtha Mae McSwain.

She is survived by her husband, Carlester Walker of New Hebron; God daughters that she raised, Kyria Powell of New Hebron and Nikotia Jones of Texas; mother, Earlena McLaurin of Hernando; four siblings, Teresa (William) Hayes of Mize; Rachel (Donnie) McLaurin and Sherika (Cedric) McLeod both of Hernando; one brother, Daniel (Tonya) McLaurin of Petal; mother-in-law, Mattie Walker of New Hebron; father-in-law, Jerome (Edna) Otis of Monticello; God mother, Dr. Arnetta K. Crosby and many other relatives and friends.