Laura Walker | 1926-2018

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018

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Laura Walker

Laura Walker, 92, of Decatur, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Fort Worth.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Ronnie Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Eric Ross, Ronald Willis, Jonathan Ross, Brison Robertson, Donald Willis and Joe Driver.

Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

Laura was born June 10, 1926, in Dallas to Oscar and Thressa (Brooks) Gardner. She married William “Bill” Walker in 1955 in Hereford. Laura was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Decatur and the Eastern Star.

Laura was preceded in death by her husband; daughter Frances E. Ross; two brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by her sons, Jerry W. Ross and wife, Heidi, of Florida and Charles L. Ross and wife, Anita, of Decatur; daughters Jonnie Walker Martin and husband, William, of Port Arthur and Ruth Walker of Decatur; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Charles T. Gardner and wife, Donna, of Georgia; and sister Johnnie M. McGruder of Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to American Red Cross.

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