AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Virlyn O'Greta Dicks M. E. Walton entered into rest on November 14, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her family. Mrs. Walton was a resident of Augusta and an educator. She taught in Ohio at Cleveland and Chagrin Falls public schools. Upon returning to Augusta, she taught at several Richmond County public schools before moving on to Paine College briefly. She was then employed at Augusta College, as an Associate Professor, where she taught for twenty-four years. Her greatest concern was the success of her students, as she assisted them in academic skills for college and life. Mrs. Walton received her undergraduate degree from Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tennessee and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Psychology from New York University, New York, New York. She also attended post graduate programs at the University of Georgia and Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Mrs. Walton was active in numerous civic and community organizations. She was a charter member of the Augusta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, a member of the Augusta Civic Club, Jack and Jill of America, and the Lucy Craft Laney Class of 1950. She was often seen beside her husband as they worked on presentations for the Augusta Cancer Awareness Coalition. Greta, as her family and friends often called her, was a loving and caring person. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Dicks, the mother of Thomas Miller (Rhondell) and Terri Everett, and the loving sister of Mrs. Burnice Miller (Augustus). She was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews. But most importantly, she was the love of her husband's life - James T. Walton. She was known and loved for her infectious smile and her love of music and dancing with her family. Greta was blessed to be assisted by a team of loving caregivers over a nine-year period. The family will receive friends Friday evening (November 20, 2015) from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home on Martin Luther King Blvd. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are asked to wear white. The funeral will be held on Saturday (November 21, 2015) at 11 a.m. at Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta, GA. Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are asked to wear black. Interment will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Augusta, GA, and a repast at the church will follow.
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1765 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Augusta, GA 30901
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Nov. 20, 2015