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EVELYN LOUISE WALKER

May 20, 1946 — May 31, 2024

Evelyn L. Walker was born to William Gilmore and Bessie Mayes, (both preceded her in death), in Dallas, Texas on May 20, 1946.  

She is predeceased by her husband, Will Walker Sr. (Homer, LA); two sons Victor Gilmore and Vincent Gilmore; two siblings Debra Hollis and Alfonso Loyd Jr.

Evelyn is survived by two sons; Antonio Gilmore of Waco, Tx and Will Walker Jr. (Jonchea) of Houston, Tx. Two sisters; Patricia Gilmore and Rosalind Loyd.  Eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, seven nephews, one niece, and paramour Raymond Nicholas.

From a young age, Evelyn’s passion was cooking and she was blessed to do this thing she loved for a living. She was employed with Dallas Independent School District in Food & Child Nutrition Services in every capacity concluding her tenue as a manager.   Evelyn was so highly skilled in her positon, she begin to train/mentor other managers. She was also the go to person for the opening of new schools and upgrading of failing schools. Evelyn was able to display these talents until her retirement after 38 years of service.    

Evelyn was known for her great smile, honesty, and friendliness.  She had a great way of connecting with people, so she never met a “stranger” as every individual connected with her in some way.  She was a true matriarch, as family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors sought out her guidance through life challenges.  Evelyn’s home, neighbors, and yard/plants were very important to her.  Her home was her castle with no wall untouched; her neighbors were extended family who relied on each other, and her yard/plants were her “other” babies.  

Evelyn was an amazingly strong and resilient individual.  Although she endured many major crisis within her 78 years of life, she chose to focus on the brighter day after.   That brighter day usually included a conversation, good music, and a great meal to follow.  

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Wake for EVELYN LOUISE WALKER

Friday, June 7, 2024

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

GOLDEN GATE FUNERAL HOME and A CREMATORY

4155 South R. L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX 75224

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Celebration Of Life for EVELYN LOUISE WALKER

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

GOLDEN GATE FUNERAL HOME and A CREMATORY

4155 South R. L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX 75224

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