Published 8:00 am Friday, November 5, 2021
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at Silver Creek Baptist Church, New Hebron, Mississippi for Mrs. Elois Walker, 79, who died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at her residence. Rev. Michael O. Evans officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Elois Walker was born to the late J. W. and Ardie Mae Hooker in Prentiss. She grew up in the White Sand Community where she attended Oakley Elementary and J. E. Johnson High School in Prentiss.
Mrs. Walker had her first child, Winford Hooker and was determined to be all that she could. She met and married the late Cleveland Walker and relocated to Duarte, California, and to this union, two children were born, Angel and Muhammed. She was employed by Rain Bird Corporation for several years; in 1980, the family moved back to Prentiss. In 1981, Mrs. Walker and her late husband, Cleveland opened a skating rink to provide entertainment in a fun and safe environment.
“Mama Lois”, as she was known by her family was an excellent cook and took pride in her immaculate home.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Pauline White, Mattie Ross and Lillian Hooker; two brothers, James Hooker and Willie James Hooker.
She is survived by her children, Angel Walker Gardner, Muhammed Walker and Winford Hooker; two sisters, Belinda Butler and Barbara (Y.C.) White; one brother, Melvin (Janice) Hooker; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; daughter-in-law, Shelia Hooker; friend, Tyrone Richard; caregivers, Dorothy Gray, Willie Mae Walker and Renee Ross and many other relatives and friends.