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Mr. David Edward Walker, age 58, of 5820 Sutherland Drive, departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence.

He is the son of Virginia Patterson Walker and the late Lawrence Walker Sr. David was educated in the Dinwiddie County School System. He was a retired landscaper and kept many homes and businesses in the Tri-Cities and beyond beautiful. David was a member of Sharon Baptist Church, Sutherland. He was a friend to many and loved helping people. David is preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Walker Sr.; his brother, Lawrence Walker Jr.; and his sister, Dorothy Blance.

Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife, Sheila Pritchett Walker, Sutherland; his foster son, Tyrell Ward, Sutherland; his daughters, Tiffney Bullock (Richard), South Hill, Shaniel Murphy (Brian), Petersburg, Dania Walker, Sutherland; foster daughter, Alexia Ward, Sutherland; his brother, Joseph Walker, Petersburg; his sisters, Ester Robinson (Jerome), Sutherland, Mary Walker, Petersburg, Carolyn Howard (Ernest), Sutherland and Joyce Gerren (Odius), Petersburg; his aunts, Ethel Glover, Lillian Dillworth, Olethia Walker, all of Sutherland, Catherine Velvet, Arlene "Aunt Eve" Lasane, both of Petersburg; a devoted friend, Edward Clarke, Sutherland; a devoted niece, Diane Johnson ("BB"); sisters-in-law, Mamie Mason, Richmond and Lillian Pritchett, Petersburg; four grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held noon Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Sharon Baptist Church, Sutherland. The Rev. Herbert Anderson, pastor, will officiate. A wake will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the chapel of William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment will be held in the Walker Family Cemetery, Sutherland. Family will assemble at 11 a.m. at the residence; friends and active paticipants in the service are to assemble 11 a.m. at the church.

The funeral service has been provided by William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, Petersburg; the Rev. and Mrs. William N. Bland Jr.. and Mr. James I. Gay, funeral directors. Visit our website at www.blandenterpriseinc.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Nov. 21 to Nov. 26, 2012
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