Billie Walker, 85, was born March 8, 1927, to William Jennings and Laura Velma Mitchell Ware in Gadsden, AL and passed away June 26, 2012, in Beaumont, TX. A gathering of family and friends will be Friday, June 29 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 30 at the funeral home, officiated by Reverend Bill Fabriguze. Interment, officiated by her grandson, Charles Walker, will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Mrs. Walker was a long-time member of the Esther Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church in Beaumont. Mrs. Walker is survived by her children, Lollie Soileau and husband, Farrel; Bill Walker; Tina Rucker and husband, Don; Ernest Walker and wife, LeeAnne; and Kent Walker; four grandchildren, Scott Garrett, Charles Walker, Ali Walker Roam and Haleigh Walker; six great-grandchildren; brother, Donald Ware; numerous nieces and nephews, and the infamous Crunch Bunch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burt Walker; parents; one sister; and one brother.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 28, 2012