Carlnell James Walker Jan. 13, 1983 - July 8, 2006 Former resident of Richmond Carlnell J. Walker was found murdered on Saturday, July 8, 2006 (his mother's 50th birthday). He died at the age of 23 years old. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he attended Morehouse College, located in Atlanta. Carlnell was raised and lived in California up until he left for college at the age of 19. Carlnell received a full scholarship to attend Knoxville College where he spent his first year in college. He then transferred to Barker-Scotia College in North Carolina in his second year. After that year, he chose to transfer schools again. His dream was to play college tennis. He and heard about Morehouse's tennis team and the rest is history. He was also a member of the Morehouse alumni tennis team. His passion was music, rap and studio recording. He loved music. Carlnell was a "miracle baby" that God had given to his proud parents, Carl J. & Peggy N. Walker, and a brother, Prentice L. Walker of Mequite, NV. He was born on Jan. 13, 1983 at Brookside Hospital in San Pablo, CA. Family and friends are invited to the Homegoing Celebration service on Friday, July 21, 2006 at Faith Tabernacle AOH Church of God, 309 36th St. (corner of MacDonald), Richmond, CA (510) 233-4304. Bishop G. W. Ayers, Pastor, Apostle D. Dywane Christmas, officiating. All are welcome. Quiet Hour will be held Thursday, July 20, 6-8 p.m. at Wilson & Kratzer Mortuaries, 455 24th St., Richmond, CA.
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Published by Contra Costa Times on Jul. 20, 2006.