Minister Betty Jean Walker

February 2019

Minister Betty Jean Walker

Minister Betty Jean Walker of 110 Foster Street, Desoto, Georgia died Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.

The funeral service will be held Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 2:00 P. M. in the sanctuary of the Friendship Baptist Church in Americus, Georgia. The burial will follow at the Marthanna Living Way of Christ Church Cemetery in Desoto, Georgia.

The family may be contacted at The Clark Residence, 123 Charleston Drive, Americus, Georgia.

Minister Betty Jean Walker was born number 17 of 18 children on December 4, 1951 to the parentage of the late Sandy “Honey” Walker and the late Pearlie Davis Walker.

Her Christian training started early on in life. Minister Walker served as an Associate Minister at the Marthanna Living Way of Christ Church under the leadership of Pastor Lem Wright. Minister Walker also served as the Senior Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Leslie, Georgia until her health failed.

Minister Betty was educated in the Lee County School System and later the Sumter County School System. While enjoying the high school experience, she played basketball and became a part of the Majorette Squad. She furthered her education and later became a Licensed Cosmetologist.

Minister Betty loved life and lived it to the fullest. She enjoyed fishing, playing softball, and a lively game of Spades. Anyone who knew anything about Minister Betty Walker knew that she had a special love for children. She enjoyed cooking for the multitudes and loving her family.

On January 27, 2019, Minister Betty Walker departed this life leaving many to cherish her memory.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her children, Johnny (Carolyn) Porter, Curtis Porter, Nathan Porter, Eric Porter, Tamara (Gerald) Clark, and Shonta Laramore; her 23 loving grandchildren, to include those of whom she raised as her own, Emoni Mitchell, Omar Baron, MyTesha Carlson, and Nyja Carlson; six great grandchildren; a devoted sister, Gloria Walker of Americus, Georgia; a brother, Willie B. Pace of Desoto, Georgia; her devoted niece, Cassandra Walker; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and great friends who will all be missing her, to include her goddaughter, Takekie Johnson.