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2522 E. Broadway
P. O. Box 722
Forrest City, AR 72335
Phone: (870) 633-8135
Fax: 870-633-8136
Lela Walker

Lela Mae Walker (Rucker)

Thursday, October 31st, 1940 - Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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Clay Funeral Home
P. O. Box 722
2522 East Broadway
Forrest City, AR 72336

Mrs. Lela Mae Walker, 79 of Parkin, AR died Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, AR.

Mrs. Walker was born October 31st, 1940 in Wynne AR, to the late Mr. Othello Rucker, Sr. and the late Mrs. Charlene Blanchett Rucker. She was the wife of the late Pastor Theo Walker, New Hebron MB Church.

Survivors are children, Deisko, George, Eric, Cleophas, Trina and Tonya, siblings, Othello, Jr., Christine, Mary and Annette, 12 Grandchildren, 29 Great-Grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

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    Forrest City Cemetery
    FORREST CITY, AR 72335
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    A private graveside service will be held.


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Anita Anderson Mahathay

Posted at 11:52am
To the Family of Mrs. Lela Walker, I offer my condolences to you all and send my love and prayers. I'm going to miss Mrs. Lela's beautiful smile and oh so soft and gentle voice. She would call me her daughter and I feel another one of my earthly mothers have gone to be with Jesus and unite with Rev. Walker, my parents, and many others that have left this earthly home. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Continue to trust in God.
Love to you all.
Anita Anderson Mahathay and the entire Anderson Family of the late Leroy and Leevearn.

Shirley Thorn

Posted at 07:06pm
Walker family, So sorry in the passing of your sweet mother, Over the years I would see her at different churches, and she always dress so beautiful with her hats matching her suits always. She was such a sweet kind lady with a smile on her face. Mrs. Walker was a blessing to this community and so well loved. We will miss her dearly. A life so well lived. Family keep your faith and trust in our Heavenly Father. God Is Able!

apolis bailey

Posted at 11:45am
To the Family, my deepest sympathy, God bless you. Lela always called me cousin and welcomed me to the family. I loved her and will miss her love and teasing, which was just between us.
Apolis E. Steward Bailey

Sherita Taylor

Posted at 10:53pm
To my family of Cousin Lela we really going to miss u y’all is in my prayers .

Sherita Taylor

DElores Morelon MGNAAI

Posted at 05:20pm
“A word of comfort and of hope, that in your deepest sorrow, you will find new strength and peace of mind and courage for tomorrow.” Please know that you are in our prayers.

Sending condolences to the family of Lela Rucker Walker on behalf of The Lincoln High School - Maroon & Gold National Alumni Association, Inc. (MGNAAI), Forrest City, Arkansas. Lela was a member of the Lincoln High School Class of 1960 and a former Lincoln High School Reunion Committee Member.

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