Deborah “Deb” Walker

Memorial services for Deborah “Deb” Walker, 76, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Ninth Street Baptist Church. She passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 peacefully at her home. Deborah was born February 25, 1940 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Clifton Robert and Ethel Vida (Vann) Berry.

She married Lester Walker March 1, 1962 in Lawrence. He survives of the home. Other survivors include her two sons, Steven and Kevin Walker; one grandson, Branden (Jasmine) Walker, two great grandchildren Elijah and Jazlynn; and one sister, Rita Bradley, all of Lawrence. Her maternal grandmother Mattie Vann who is also deceased raised Deborah.

Deborah attended Secretarial College in Topeka, Kansas where she received her associates degree. Deborah was employed as an Executive Secretary to several Chancellors for the University of Kansas; from which she retired in 1998. She was a dedicated and true loyal fan of the Kansas Jayhawks.

She was a loyal wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that always put family first.

She leaves to cherish many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She may be gone in body, but definitely not forgotten by many.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Kidney Foundation in Deborah’s name and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.


16 Condolences

  1. Geri Stagg-Moore on July 8, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Rest in peace beautiful angel. Your have earned your wings to soar with The angels. Our prayers are with the family. May God bless and keep you.

    Geri & Jeoff Moore

  2. Lucy Walker on July 9, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    My heart goes out to cousin Lester. My prayers are with the family. Cousin Deb will truly be missed.

  3. Lisa Perico-Bell on July 9, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss! It is not an easy part of life but know you are in my thoughts!

  4. Stephen G DOWDELL on July 9, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    May God bless the family during this time. Our Love & Prayers are with you. Stephen & Myzella Dowdell

  5. Vianna Jimerson on July 10, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Truly a kind beautiful woman… So sorry for your loss. May God bless you & comfort you.

  6. Edith Stagg-Gilbert on July 10, 2016 at 9:50 am

    I plan to see you in heaven Deb. You know I have to do your hair. What a powerful silent fighter who will be missed by family and friends. Lester you were a true angel of a husband. Steve and Brandon, what a mother and grandmother. She leaves a void in all our lives but I’m glAd she can rest . She deserves it. Aunt Rita I know you miss your niece /”sister. I pray that you have the strength to carry on family. You can do all things through God who strengthens you. Love Edith

  7. Mr. Kim R.Wrench on July 10, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Dear Family,

    Know that our thoughts are with you all during this time. Our cousin Deb was a truly wonderful person both beautiful on the inside and outside. Keep the faith and know that at the end of every storm a rainbow is soon to follow.

    Cousin-Ms. Christine Vann- Wrench-Anthony
    Ms. Winnie Jean Ayers
    Mr. Edmond L. Wrench
    Mr. Kim R.Wrench

  8. Allen Grob on July 10, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I was your neighbor on 27th Street Terr. I am sorry for your loss. You were such nice neighbors.

  9. Darin Turner on July 10, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I am sorry to hear that you have lost your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give your family courage and patience.

    Darin (Kevin’s best friend)

  10. Louise Johnson on July 11, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Sleep on Deb and take your rest we loved you, but God loved you best.

  11. Billie and Bobby Mitchell on July 11, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Les, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Dale Seele on July 11, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Lester and family, please know that I am thinking about you and praying that you find peace in this time of sorrow.

    Dale Seele

  13. leroy logan on July 11, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    lester sorryto hear of your great prayers are with you and the entire walker family God be with and be strong

  14. Lori Pearson (Lyles) on July 12, 2016 at 9:42 am

    So sorry to hear of Mrs. Walter’s passing. She was a great lady and someone to look up to. May God keep you wrapped in His loving arms. Prayers and condolences, friends. With love.

    Lori Lyles

  15. Diana Johnson on July 12, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Lester, Steve, Kevin, et. al. Deep sympathy for your loss. Deb was the epitome of love, grace and beauty. May you find peace in the knowledge that the wind is now beneath her wings and she is resting in His mercy and grace.

  16. cynthia sims on July 12, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    lester, an family so sorry to hear about debs passing .she was a beautiful person we have been friends down through the years. lester hold your head up an look to GOD for your strength, he is with you an your son,s an grands . love you much your cousin cynthia an family .

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