Myrna Joy Edwards Walker, 80, formerly of Kopperston, died on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Hospice House near her home in Pinehurst, NC.
Born on December 30, 1937, in Monaville, WV, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Etheline E. Edwards.
Mrs. Walker was a 1955 graduate of Oceana High School and later studied at Beckley College. After working in Dayton, Ohio, she returned to Oceana, where in 1957 she married Carroll Creed Walker. They raised a family and lived for the next 37 years in Kopperston. She prided herself on having a home that was open to the whole neighborhood.
She was a member of the Delilah United Methodist Church in Oceana, serving as youth leader and singing a beautiful alto in the choir. Widowed in 1994, she moved to Pinehurst, North Carolina, and to her last breath savored every moment with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her son John "Mickey" Walker of Manassas, Virginia; daughter Susan Jones and her husband Greg of Palestine, Texas; Susan's son Andrew Jones, his wife Chelsea, and their son Cohen; Susan's daughter Sara Blackshear, her husband Jim, and their children, Katlee, Maisie, and Lochlyn; daughter Leslie Burns and her husband Danny of Pinehurst, North Carolina; Leslie's daughter Stephanie Hendrix, her husband Matt, and their children, Bailey, Hannah, and Jacob; Leslie's son Daniel Monroe and his daughter Addie, his companion Maegan Perkins and her daughter Makayla; Leslie's son SPC Hunter Burns of Ft Bragg, North Carolina; Leslie's daughter Katie Burns and her children, Xavier and Sean; brother Don Edwards and his wife Simone of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and sister-in-law Alpha Walker of Charleston, South Carolina.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon, Friday, March 9, 2018 at Evans-Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, 1081 Cook Parkway, Oceana, with the Reverend Ron Acord officiating. Interment will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends may gather with the family 6 to 9 pm, Thursday, March 8 at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared with the Walker family at evans-calfee.com.
Published on March 7, 2018