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Official Obituary of

Evangelist Lucretia O. Walker

July 7, 1959 ~ March 31, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Evangelist Lucretia Walker Obituary

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall
run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

In His infinite wisdom and gentle grace, Almighty God reached down from Heaven and whispered ever so quietly to one of His children these words: “Come with me my daughter for it’s time to go home” and so it was Resurrection Sunday, March 31, 2024, at 7:20 AM, God closed the eyes of our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt with her husband at her side at Sentara Hospital in South Boston, Virginia.

A Time to Be Born
Evangelist Lucretia Walker was born on July 7, 1959, in Meherrin, Virginia, to the late Robert Watkins, Jr., and Betty Mae Davis. She was the fifth of ten children.

A Time to Grow
She confessed her belief in Jesus Christ at an early age and was baptized and became a member of The Forest Baptist Church, Meherrin, Virginia. She attended Prince Edward County public schools and after graduation, attended the School of Cosmetology in Richmond, Virginia.

Lucretia lived her life with her husband as a mother and military wife and enjoyed the opportunity to travel the world. It was one assignment (Fort Dix, New Jersey) that she decided to enter the workforce. She enrolled in the Dentistry School Training Program and became a certified dental hygienist and dental assistant. Her choice of profession proved to be beneficial, in as much as when they lived at various locations, there were new opportunities for career progression. She attended many dental conferences, learning new things about the profession while being a mentor to others in her career field. After twenty years in the dentistry field, she retired at Sweetgums Dental LLC in Columbus, Georgia. She received many awards and recognition for her dedicated service.

But it was her love for God and her personal Savior Jesus Christ and her Godly wisdom that stood out most. She always had words to say, that made Bible sense. It was her love for God that her husband got saved and their children followed. She, along with her family, would always join a church home while assigned to the different military locations. It was while living in Columbus, Georgia, that she got ordained as Evangelist Lucretia O. Walker at the Powerhouse of Deliverance, Inc., in Hinesville, Georgia, under Bishop Raymond Napper.

She was a willing vessel, always ready to preach God’s Word. Uncompromised. She trusted God as the source and strength of her life. After over twenty-five years of living in Georgia, she moved back to where it all began, to be close to her sisters and brothers. She rejoined Forest Baptist Church and was a faithful member of the Missionary Auxiliary up until her death. Evangelist Walker had a sweet and heartwarming presence. She loved flowers, cooking at Thanksgiving, butterflies, bells, strawberries, and every shade of purple. Lucretia loved her family. She was preceded in death and will be welcomed home by her son, Andre Watkins; mother, Betty Mae Watkins; father, Robert Watkins, Jr.; and brother, Robert Lee Watkins.

A Time to Love
On January 15, 1980, she married Thomas H. Walker and to this relationship and union, four children were born: Andre, Thomas (TJ), Brandi, and Courtney. Lucretia was a devoted wife and mother. She loved her family and was always willing to help.

A Time to Die
God saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb, so He closed Lucretia’s weary eyelids, and whispered, “Peace be thine.” It broke our hearts to lose her, but she didn’t go alone, for part of us went with her, the day God called her home.

A Time to Mourn
Evangelist Lucretia Walker leaves to cherish her memory: her devoted husband, Elder Thomas Henry Walker; three children, Thomas Watkins (Rose), Courtney Walker, and Brandi Williams (Jason); ten grandchildren, Thomasine Williams (Hakeem), Ariana Nicholson, Larry Walker, Thomas Watkins, Deonna Walker, Christian Walker, Dakodan Walker, Wes Walker, Mason Walker, and Dior Foreman-Walker; one great-granddaughter, Meekah Williams; three sisters, Leola Bailey, Reverend Pauline Stokes, and Wanda Roberts (Alphonso), all of Meherrin, VA; five brothers, Apostle Alvin L. Watkins (Leslie) of Augusta, GA, Samuel Watkins (fiance, Chris), Adolph Watkins, Joseph Watkins (Gail), and James Watkins, all of Meherrin, VA; two aunts, Mrs. Lorene Boyd of Jersey City and Mrs. Patricia Walton of Baltimore, MD; father-in-law, Albert F. Walker of Drakes Branch, VA; sisters-in-law, Frances Hale-Wade of New York and Patricia Walker of Minneapolis, MN; brothers-in-law, Larry Walker of NY, Lonnie Walker (Geneva) of NY, and Albert Walker, Jr., of SC, Deacon Eddie Walker of NC, Kenneth Walker (Tina) of NY, and Jamond Seymore of Chase City, VA; godsons, Shannon and Davelle James and Devon Banks; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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April 6, 2024

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Minor B. Eggleston Chapel
914 S Main St
Farmville, Virginia 23901

Funeral Service
April 7, 2024

1:00 PM
Forest Baptist Church
1097 Meherrin Road
Meherrin, VA 23954

Interment following funeral service
April 7, 2024

Forest Baptist Church Cemetery
1097 Meherrin Road
Meherrin, VA 23954


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