Mrs. Myrtle M. Walker, age 83, of 906 Harding Avenue, Johnson City, passed away, Friday, October 21, 2011, in the Continuum Courtyard in Johnson City.
Mrs. Walker was a native of Bakersville, North Carolina, who had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Howell and Mamie Boone Howell. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Walker; three brothers, Earnest Howell, Charles Howell and Loyd Howell; two sisters, Dorothy Howell Norman and Margie Howell Carver.
Mrs. Walker was a homemaker and was a member of the Heritage Baptist Church.
Survivors include: one son, John Walker and his wife, Donna, of Piney Flats; two daughters, Darlene Walker North and her husband, Steve, of Sacramento, California, and Connie Walker Zakaria and her husband, Rami, of Elk Grove, California; three brothers, Gordon Howell and his wife, Wilma, of Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Ben Ray Howell and his wife, Pat, of Little River, South Carolina, and Roy Howell, of Little Rock, Arkansas; one sister, Shelby Jean Howell and her husband, Mickey, of Asheville, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Amber Sullivan, Jennifer Coleman, Summer Zakaria and Jordan Zakaria; and three great grandchildren.
The funeral service for Mrs. Myrtle M. Walker will be conducted at 8 PM Monday, October 24, 2011, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Dr. Reggie Weems will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday prior to the service.
The graveside committal service will be conducted at 1 PM Tuesday in the Roselawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Minister, family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home by 12:15 PM Tuesday to go in procession.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the Walker family via www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Walker family. (423) 282-1521