Thomas Daniel Walker Sr.
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Thomas Daniel Walker, Sr. was born on January 7, 1948 to the union of the late James and Amy Parker Walker in Jacoby, Louisiana of Pointe Coupee Parish. Thomas was baptized at an early age by the late Rev. Ernest Lee at Zion Traveler Baptist Church in Jacoby, Louisiana. Thomas known affectionately to his family as "Lemon" or "Tommy" attended Bachelor High School where he played Baseball and Basketball and graduated in the class of 1966. He often said "Go Bull Dogs" the school's motto. After finishing high school, he moved to New Orleans where he joined some of his other siblings who had moved to New Orleans earlier. He later was hired on at New Orleans Cold Storage where he worked for over 25 years before retiring in 2010. Thomas met Catherine Abbott and they were married on August 26, 1972 and to that union two sons were born, Dion Lakeith Walker and Thomas Daniel Walker, Jr. Thomas attended Second Free Mission Baptist Church for over 20 years where he and his wife served faithfully until her death under the leadership of Rev. Warren Ray, Jr. He later joined Mt. Hermon Baptist Church in 2012 under Pastor John Jackson to worship with other family members. He loved family and was the highlight of family outings. He was a member of the Men of Valor and attended Bible Study and Sunday school regularly. Thomas leaves fond memories for years to come and will be truly missed by his two sons: Dion Thomas Jr. (Nicole) (Diandra), grandchildren Thomas Daniel, III, Elisah "Puff", Dajon, Diamond Casey, Tamaz Deshawn, Tamia Catherine, Taylah Marie, Tyler Jaylin; brothers Michael (Joann), Malcolm (Monica), Rickey (Alice); sisters Olivia W. Bland, Urilee W. Britton, Dianne W. Rose; Godchildren Rev. Eric Breaud, Shelby Weber, Partrina Barnette, Sham Abbott, aunt Cora Walker; brothers and sisters-in-law Bobby Barker, Sr., Joe Robinson; Sherry Ann Santee, Patricia (Reginald), Adrian Thompson (Lester), Jerry Dean Cronish (Lincoln). He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and his Mt. Hermon B. C. Family. Thomas was preceded in death by his loving wife Catherine Abbott Walker, his parents James and Amy Walker, his Grandparents; Beverly and Pasty Coleman Walker, Wesley and Maggie Cason Parker and his siblings, James, Williams, Robert, Louis, Verdia, Gloria, Joyce Marie. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a funeral service on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 2153 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70119 at 10:00 am. Visitation will begin at 8:00 am. Due to COVID-19, please follow social distancing guidelines and a mask is required to attend the service. Interment: Providence Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave., New Orleans LA 70125. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guestbook.

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Published in The Times-Picayune from Jul. 29 to Jul. 31, 2020.
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August 1, 2020
Thomas was a classmate from 1st to 11th grades. My condolences to the family. I am praying for the family during your time of bereavement. Thomas will be missed!!!!!
Bessie Russell
Bessie Russell Haynes
Classmate
August 1, 2020
May he rest in peace knowing he's job is done . love you tee walker .
Greg Parker
Family
July 31, 2020
Tommy was one the best men on this earth! God choose a wonderful man to be an angel. He will steadily watch over his family because he took so much love with him. Rest my friend, until we all meet again.
Rosary McCaskill
Family
July 30, 2020
Bessie Russell Haynes
Classmate
July 30, 2020
Im so sorry for your loss. Mr. Tommy was a nice and friendly and kind man R.I.H
Tonya Vicks
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July 30, 2020
Dynesta lynn Landry
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July 30, 2020
Rest on Mr T you will surely be missed
Ella Blackwell
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July 30, 2020
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