Minnie Lou Walker(1924 - 2013)

Minnie Lou Walker


Minne Lou Whitfield Walker, 89, of 210 Maryland Avenue, wife of the late Donald Walker, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in Mt. Pleasant.

Born in Gastonia, NC, a daughter of the late Cullen Edward and Grace Irene Simmons Whitfield, Mrs. Walker was formerly employed with the Pentagon and retired from Clemson University as a textile research technician. She was of the Church of God faith.

Surviving are a son, Zane Whitfield Gantt of Charleston; a daughter, Loraine Doucette of Palm Beach, FL; a sister, Annette Thomas of Knoxville, TN; five grandchildren, Catherine Cuellar and Jonathan and Christopher Gantt, all of Easley, Kevin Doucette of Boston MA, and Brian Doucette of Oswego, NY; twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Walker was predeceased by a daughter, Jane Eaton, and four brothers, Cullen, Willie, Melvin and John Whitfield; and one sister, Edna Jackson.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 16, 2013 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial will follow in Graceland West Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1:00 until 1:45 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or to the , 301 University Ridge, Suite 5000, Greenville, SC 29601.

The family is at the residence.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown which is assisting the family.

Published in The Greenville News on Feb. 15, 2013