Virginia Sibley Walker

Shreveport, Louisiana

Apr 22, 1949 – Feb 20, 2021 (Age 71)


April 22, 1949
February 20, 2021
Shreveport, Louisiana


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Virginia Sibley Walker

Shreveport, LA - Virginia Sibley Walker passed away peacefully on Saturday February 20, 2021. Virginia was born in Shreveport on April 22, 1949 to Mary Gray Morris Walker and Marshall Heisey Walker. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sr. Mary Joan Walker.

Virginia graduated from Byrd High School. She attended Salem College and earned a MA in piano and vocal performance from The Julliard School in New York City. She performed opera in Salzburg, Austria and toured throughout Europe for many years before returning to Shreveport in the mid -1990s to raise and breed horses, her childhood dream. She taught music and voice at St. Mark's Cathedral School and was a member of their choir. She also taught music and voice at Southfield School and adored "her kids" as she called her students. She performed with the Shreveport Little Theater and stole the show in numerous plays. Virginia also played and sang at the B'nai Zion Temple and was very close to that wonderful congregation.

The family wishes to thank her loving friend and neighbor Dani C. Camp for her kindness and thoughtful care. The family also extends its appreciation to the Ardis Robinson family for their care and assistance.

Virginia leaves behind many friends who remember her as a teacher, an actress, an artist, a pianist, a singer, a horsewoman, and a buddy with a great sense of humor. She lightened up every room she entered, sang like an angel, and if you were lucky enough to know her you will always remember her love of life, adventure, and beautiful laugh.

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Virginia Walker was a musical colleague and friend who performed with me and others with the Baroque Artists of Shreveport, Shreveport Opera and other ensembles and stages in the area. She was also a dedicated teacher and raiser of horses. Virginia was unpretentious, generous, and always ready to share a story and a generous laugh. Although it is sad to see her go, now she can share her musical gifts with the celestial choir and her sister the Sister (and probably give them a belly laugh once...

My long and beloved history with my dear friend Virginia goes back to the early 70’s when I was Dorothy and she was Glinda the Good Witch in a local production of The Wizard of Oz. Many productions and collaborations later, I find myself in the very sad position of having to say goodbye to the friend I loved. She was truly a magnificent talent and lit up whatever room she was in. Rest well my friend and save a place for me in that choir. I know that we will sing together again.

For nearly 20 years, Virginia was my friend, my travel companion, my business partner, and my best runnin' buddy. I loved her like she was my own sister. I knew it was time; it was time 4 years ago when she squeezed my hand as I promised her that her horses, and all her other critters, would be taken care of. But it doesn't make it any less painful to say good-bye. I treasure our friendship, and I will miss her. There are other worlds to sing in, sweet Virginia!

Ms Virginia was such an incredible lady! She was so very talented. I was privileged to take voice lessons with her during high school. She was kind, intelligent, funny, encouraging, and I feel blessed to have known her. I imagine her up in Heaven, using her beautiful voice to sing praises to God!