Earlie Walker, 78

Published 10:52pm Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Earlie Walker, 78
Born: Aug. 28, 1934
Died: Sept. 11, 2012

Earlie Mae Walker, 78, of Dowagiac, passed away Sept. 11, 2012, at Brogess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

Earlie’s life began Aug. 28, 1934, in Lanette-Chambers, Ala., the daughter of Bill and Rosa Lee (Dardon) Jennings. She was united in marriage to LeRoy Walker Sr. in 1964 in Dowagiac.

Earlie loved caring for others and she was a faithful member of Mount Zion church in Dowagiac.

She was an excellent cook, known for her rice pudding and enjoying cooking for her family.

Her loving family includes her husband, LeRoy Walker Sr. of Dowagiac; her children, Bill Brooks of Dowagiac, Annette (James) Peoples of Elkhart, Carrie (Andrew Miller) Brooks of Benton Harbor, Gloria (Harvey) Brooks-Vaughn of Oak Park, James (Bobbie Baham) Brooks of Griffin, Ga., Karen (Ray Boyd) Brooks of Benton Harbor, Michael “Tony” (Denise Perkins) Brooks of Niles, LeRoy (Amanda Kelley) Brooks Jr. of College Park, Ga., Kattiria “Kitty” Walker of Virginia, Sheila (Donald) Adams of San Antonio; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a host of godsons and goddaughters; sisters, Fannie Mae Pearl Jennings of West Point, Ga., Vonice Billingslea, Linda Zachary and Johnny Ruth Thomas of Lanette, Ala.; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Monroe Walker.

Her family will gather with friends Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. at Dowagiac First United Methodist Church, where her funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. led by Pastor Kevin Mitchell. She will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in care of Carrie Brooks.

Yazel & Clark Chapel is serving the family.

Please sign her guestbook and leave a memory of Earlie at www.yazel-clark.com.

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