Savanah Walker "Granny"|
Savanah Walker, affectionately known to most as "Granny", fell asleep in death Thursday morning, July 31, 2014.
Her amazing athletic skills helped to prolong her happy life. She was born in Holly Springs, Miss. on June 29, 1924. She and her youngest brother, Howard Liggins were the last two left from a family of 14 siblings. Savanah also met and married her beloved husband, Russell Walker in Holly Springs. This very special union lasted 65 years and 7 months.
"Granny" was a generous, high spirited, animated and fashionably well-dressed mother of four. Happy, positive thoughts of her will remain with those that knew and loved her. Others that saw her stylish energized walks and jogs around the city will never forget this very special lady. Her motto was: "Dress up, put on your lipstick and GO!" She exemplified this sincere zest for life even in her later years as she dealt with blindness and hearing loss.
During this time she began learning truths about the happy God Jehovah -- 1 Timothy 1:11 and appreciated knowing that her current state of "sleeping" is only temporary -- John 5:28-29.
She was preceded in death by sons, Shelby and Calvin Harden. She leaves to cherish her memory, husband, Russell Walker; daughter, Bessie Walker; son, Michael E. Walker; brother, Howard Liggins; numerous wonderful grandchildren; many very special great-grandchildren; adored grandson and great-grandson, Victor Moore and Victor Moore II; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. She will be sincerely missed!
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Sommerville Funeral Services, 1695 Diagonal Road, Akron, OH 44320.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Aug. 1 to Aug. 7, 2014