Annetta Walker

Jacksonville, Florida


Jacksonville, Florida


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Mrs. Annetta Ross Walker passed away peacefully August 1, 2020. A native of Jacksonville, she attended the local public schools, graduating from Stanton Senior High School – Class of 1951. Furthering her education, she attended Hampton Institute, where she earned a B.A. degree and later the M.A. degree was conferred at Western Reserve University. Mrs. Walker was employed as a Librarian with Duval County Public School System, where she rendered over 31 years of dedicated service before retiring. Other affiliations include being a member of the Mother's Board at Hope Chapel Ministries, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Jack and Jill, Inc. She was predeceased by her 1st husband, Oscar Brooks, parents, John Albert Ross, Sr and Mrs. Cora Wood Ross, granddaughter, Casey Johnson and brother, John A. Ross, Jr. (Shirley). Survivors include her children, Ms. Phyllis Walker, Philip Walker (LaShawn) and Ms. Cora Walker Johnson; grandchildren, Antwan Furlow, Dara Jefferson (Devone), Cheikh Walker-Williams, Cody Johnson, Chase Johnson, Kaylin Walker and Koen Walker; great-grandchildren, Julian, Darien, Caleb and DaVaughn; sister, Mrs. Beatrice Coker of Wilmington, DE; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, other relatives and friends. A Private Homegoing Celebration will be held 10AM, Saturday, August 8, 2020 in the Rufus E. Payne Memorial Chapel of the mortuary, Apostle Jeanette C. Holmes-Vann, Pastor, Hope Chapel Ministries, officiating. Mrs. Walker will rest in the mortuary for a DRIVE-THRU viewing FRIDAY from 5PM until 7PM. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 and in adherence to the CDC mandate, all attendees are asked to please wear a mask.
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The morning my mom passed in 1974, I was 9. Mrs. Walker took me in for the day. I'll never forget her being there when I needed her most. I also remember around that time in the 70s an Easter pageant at St Philip's and ever since I never hear the hymn " All things bright and beautiful" without thinking of her smile. My condolences to Phyllis, Philip, Cora and family.

Mrs. Annetta Ross Walker has been a close friend of my family, and a personal friend to my late mother, Mrs. Bettye H. Sessions for many decades. She was a woman of faith, love, and much inspiration to those who knew her. For the last twenty years she has been my close neighbor. I will miss her cheerful smile and happy voice. Her family has been blessed by God Almighty to have had her as their own while she lived. She touched countless lives for the better simply by being herself ! I am...

Sincere condolence to the family of my dear sister in Christ I will forever treasure the wonderful times we shared together with our daughters of the king & bishop Delaney guild organization. I pray for light perpetual to shine upon her as angels escort her home to our savior.

Sincerely, Linda forbes

Ms Walker was a great lady. She was one on the finest ladies I have known. As the librarian at Ed White, she always served everyone, educators or students, with so much caring and a continuous smile. She truly cared about everyone. She was so much more than just a Librarian

One of the kindest and caring ladies, I have known. As a librarian at Ed White, she was more than just a typical librarian. She truly cared about educators and students. She never stopped smiling.

Mother Walker was just that A mother to many,and we're gonna miss you smile and your Gentle Touch.
Love Curtiss & Debra Brown

To the Walker Family;
Mother Walker had such a warm loving spirit that anytime when I sit next to her in church, I can feel a mother's care. I felt such a gentle touch in her hugs, and in her soft spoken voice I can feel kindness. Truly she was a precious jewelry in our mist; her big beautiful smile will be missed.

Sister Barbara Sheppard

I was a library aide at Ed White in the early 80's, Ms. Walker was very sweet to me and always seemed to know which student needed that pick me up pat on the shoulder or that wonderful smile of hers. She was a great lady. Prayers for her family and friends.

I was a Library Aide at Ed White High School back in the 1970's. Mrs. Walker was a wonderful lady. Sending Prayers for her family and friends