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Shirley Jackson Walker

June 18, 1940 — December 26, 2012

Shirley Jackson Walker

Mrs. Shirley Jackson Walker, 72, of Forest City, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Hospice House, Forest City.
She was the daughter of the late Ben and Carol Wilson Jackson, and was also preceded in death her sister, Margie Wells; her brother Everette Jackson; and two infant brothers, Clifford and Clyde Jackson. She was a 1958 graduate of R.S. Central High School and graduated with a B.S. in Music Education in 1962 at Applachian State. She taught in Regensburg, Germany in the US Army Elementary School; in the Baltimore County Schools, Rutherford County Schools, and the St. Francis Episcopal Church Kindergarten. She was a Baptist, and served as Music Director at Green River Baptist Church, Camp Creek Baptist Church, Bethel Baptist Church, Southern Baptist Church, and Spindale Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Walker; her daughter, Carol Dorsey and her husband Kent, of Bostic; two sisters, Vergie Pittman of Rutherfordton, and Frances Robbins of Forest City; there are 29 nieces and nephews.
The Funeral will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Southern Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Ruppe and Rev. Clay Earle will officiate. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm Friday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043; or First Baptist Bostic Youth, PO Box 225, Bostic, NC 28018; or Southern Baptist Church Family Life Center Fund, 140 Church Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.


The family appreciates all of the sympathy and assistance in the last few days...
We want to recognize the expressions of sympathy and offers of assistance from McMahan's Funeral Home, Padgett & King Mortuary, Crowe's Mortuary and Chapel, McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral Home, and Gary McDowell and Aaron Banks of McDowell Doric-Trigard Vault Company.
John McMahan II for his Funeral Director assistance at the service, and Washburn & Dorsey staffers C.C. Brackett, Randy Bostic, Jamie Shelton, Dean Baughn, and Bob Billingsley for their kind professional service in the last few days... you guys are great...


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