Colquitt, Georgia is best known for three things; cotton, swamp gravy, and good people. One of the best people to call Colquitt a “home town” was Edd Walker. Edd was the youngest son of five brothers and one sister. He was born to David Walker Sr., Annie Lou Ford and Ed Miller (step-father) on December 17, 1935. Edd attended the Miller and Early County School System of Georgia and upon receiving his diploma, planned to see the world. He wanted to join the Army. However, his plans changed when his mother became ill, and being the kind and caring person he was, Edd chose to stay home, by her side and care for her. St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church made good use of young Edd’s energy and talents and he would become a vital instrument of God’s will in the church. Edd served as church deacon, teacher, choir member, treasurer, traveling Sunday School Superintendent as well as a host of other vital roles that helped contribute to the church community. He took great pleasure in the time he spent singing with the Spiritual Soul Singers. Although he frequented many churches, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Colquitt, Georgia will forever hold a special place in his heart. Edd worked at United Plastic where he made car parts, Albany Airport worker, and Thomas & Betts employee. He also held a custodial position at Potter Street Elementary until he retired in 2011. He was passionate about affecting the most positive change in people through laughter, friendliness, kindness and love. His true character was seen through his work ethic and commitment to others. Most people knew him as an impeccable dresser courtesy of his brother, Goliah Walker. He was also known for his love of family, singing, fishing, and tending to his lawn. One day, when leaving a local grocery store with his brother Ezell, Edd had a moment that would change his life forever. It was then that he met Dorothy Sanders for the first time. Dorothy and her mother were entering the market as Edd was leaving. And in that moment, he had the good sense to greet her and spin enough of that Walker charm to get a first date. That first date led to a lifetime of love, marriage and companionship. After Edd and Dorothy married in 1977, they raised two children; daughter, Shanesa Walker and son, Christopher Walker. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Mrs. Dorothy Walker, two children, Shanesa Walker and Christopher Walker, sister-in-law, Lola (Judy) Walker, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. We would like to give our sincere appreciation to two of his devoted nephews Ronald Walker Jr. and Curtis Walker for being more like sons than nephews. We also owe great thanks to his great-niece and devoted caregiver, Valda Parks. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Armenus, Solomon, David Jr., Goliah, Ezell and his sister, Marie.
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