Edith Idell Walker

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 15, 2014

March 15, 1929 – Feb. 13, 2014walker obit 02:15

VIDALIA — Services for Edith Idell Walker, 84, of Vidalia, who died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Natchez, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Young’s Funeral Home in Vidalia with the Rev. Ralph Webber and the Rev. Clare Shields officiating.

Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Walker was born March 15, 1929, in Sicily Island, the daughter of Jeff and Emma Stringer Roberts.

In her lifetime, she was a South Central Bell phone operator, Vidalia Police Department dispatcher, school crossing guard and bus driver for Concordia Parish schools.

For more than 30 years, she served as a teacher of 3 year olds at Vidalia First Baptist Church Early Childhood Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Vidalia and the Faithful Servants Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Walker was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry Bert Walker; four brothers, Ernest, Roy, J.W. and Howard “Buddy” Roberts; and two sisters, Lorene Brooks and Dessie Arnold.

Survivors include one son, Reggie Walker of Natchez; one daughter, Cindy Smith and husband, Pat, of Natchez; two grandchildren, Patrick Smith and Kaytlyn Walker; two sisters, Jean Seal of Sicily Island and Frances Buckels of Baton Rouge; special friend, Jellena Ivory; and a number of nephews, nieces, great and great-great nephews and nieces whom she loved dearly.

Pallbearers will be Michael Buckels, Kevin Buckels, Darryl Seal, Jeffery Roberts, Jonathan Tucker, Dylan Mason, Jon Betts and Jeff Ames.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dunbar Bunch, Tommy Gene Roberts, Larry Roberts and Ronnie Roberts.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Kenneth Stubbs for the devotion and care he gave to her for many years. Thanks also to Deaconess Hospice and Home Health personnel.

The family requests memorials be made to the Concordia Parish Public Library or other organizations that assist children.

Online condolences may be made to youngsfh.com.