Ella Mae Walker

    Birth Date: 01/30/1931
    Deceased Date: 02/27/2019

    Our hearts were saddened early Wednesday morning February 27th 2019 by the passing of
    our loved one Ella Mae Blackmon Walker, who departed this life at Woodlands Nursing Home
    in Fayetteville, NC
    Ella the eldest of 4 siblings was born January 30th 1931 in Smithfield, NC to the late Georgia-
    Anna Terrell & Edward Blackmon Sr. At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and
    Savior. Ella received her education through Johnston County Training School and graduated in
    1949. After graduation she relocated to Knoxville, TN for 67 years before returning back to
    North Carolina in 2016.
    Ella married the love of her life Melvin Walker Jr April 1969 and dedicated her life as a military
    wife. Ella joined First AME Zion church in Knoxville, TN where she served as a faithful member
    on the missionary board, stewardess board, parent body missionary society, President Pastors
    Aide, President Kitchen committee, President of Calendar Club, Sunday School Member and
    Usher Board Member.
    Ella was an excellent cook and would cook any and everything, you name it she could make it.
    She enjoyed feeding family and friends and loved to host catered parties to show off her
    cooking skills.
    Ella never had any biological children but help raise her siblings, and through her working
    years with various families she was able to help raise many others. Ella was a proud bonus
    mom and she was able to see some of them off to college as well as get married and raise
    their own families.
    Ella joined the heavenly streets of gold with her husband Melvin, parents Georgia-Anna &
    Edward, Sister Dorothy , Brother Edward and Brother in law Thomas. She leaves loving
    memories with:
    Sisters: Georgia Judkins of Fayetteville, NC and Dorothy Ingram of Fayetteville, GA
    Sister in Laws: Pearl Blackmon of Smithfield, NC, Zelma Carson, Annie Neal & Margaret
    Walker of Knoxville, TN
    Brother in Laws: James Judkins of Fayetteville, NC, Charles Carson & Richard Walker of
    Knoxville, TN and Leonard Walker of California
    Nieces: Garney Reid, Vonya Judkins, Akenna Blackmon, Tara Chance, Chantel, Zenus, Crystal
    & Kimberly Walker
    Great Nieces: Aria Lee & Jalisa Judkins
    Great Great Niece: Skylar Cain
    Nephews: Michael Reid, Gregory & Jeffrey Judkins, Terrell Blackmon, Patrick Chance &Thomas
    Walker Jr.
    Great Nephews: Jamel Judkins, Evan Reid, Edward II & Keenan Blackmon, Brian Lee and
    Joshua Chance
    Devoted Friend Nanette Scruggs and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Friday, March 08
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    St Mark Ame Church
    409 Bridge St
    Smithfield, NC 27577

    Funeral Service
    Friday, March 08
    12:00 PM
    St Mark Ame Church
    409 Bridge St
    Smithfield, NC 27577

    Friday, March 08
    Selma Memorial Gardens
    Selma, NC 27576
    Please visit www.rlsandersfuneralhome.net to leave online condolences.

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