February 23, 1930 - March 20, 2017
Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And, whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. John 14:1-4 (KJV) Ollie Lee Cooper Walker was born February 23, 1930, in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, to the late Olivet Ida Taylor and Cleveland Cooper. She peacefully departed her earthly life on Monday, March 20, 2017. Ollie “Rita Mae” confessed to and accepted Christ into her life, as her Lord and Savior, at an early age; she was baptized and became a member of St. James Baptist Church of Sterlington, Louisiana. Although serving under several pastors, she remained a faithful member of St. James for more than 75 years. St. James was central to her life. To that end, and over the years, she was active in the church choir, served as its president, Sunday School Superintendent, active in the Wednesday night Home Mission Group that faithfully studied the bible, and organizer/supporter of youth activities. She was also instrumental in the annual 100 Women in Red Program that celebrated women’s love for Christ. She assumed the leadership role to ensure St. James’ sanctuary was properly maintained as the place to worship and adorned for church-celebrated seasonal activities. Ollie graduated from Old Sterlington High School, attended Grambling College, employed at A.L. Smith Elementary School, and she was a community leader and advocate, serving on the Angus Sterlington Advisory Council, sponsored by Angus Chemical Company. Her never-ending outreach in the community extended primarily to the children, but also to the young, old, and those whose life’s paths were not a journey to Christ. Ollie and Johnny L. Walker, Sr. were united in Holy matrimony for 49 years; Johnny predeceased her in 1998. Five children were born to their union. Ollie leaves to cherish her memories: Johnny L. Walker, Jr. (Gerri), Sugar Land, Texas; Charles Walker, Missouri City, Texas; Gary G. Walker (Brenda), McKinney, Texas; and Beverly Sue Walker of Sterlington, Louisiana. Tony D. Walker predeceased Ollie and his siblings. She also leaves to cherish her memories, 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Grandson Justin Lawrence Walker and great-grandson Johnston Lawrence Walker predeceased her. A brother, Julius Ralph Taylor, a loving and supportive niece Mildred Aurora, four god-children, a host of other nieces, nephews, family, friends, church members, and Sterlington residents will fondly remember her.
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