Alice Wright Walker, 97, passed away Thursday night November 2, 2017 at North Hampton Convalescent Home in Hampton, VA. Alice was born Helen Alice Marie Wright in Princess Anne Maryland on July 2, 1920 She is preceded in death by her father Mckinley D. Wright and her mother Maggie Wright, both of Princess Anne Maryland. Mrs. Walker is also preceded in death by her sister Valeria (Val) Billings of Port St. Lucie, Florida. Alice married Alexander W. Walker Sr. in 1943 and enjoyed a long and happy marriage until her husband died in 1969. She graduated high school from George P. Phenix High School in 1939 in Hampton, Va. and also graduated with her Bachelors in Education from Hampton Institute, which is now Hampton University. Mrs. Walker began her teaching career in Amelia, VA and retired from the Newport News Public School system where she taught the elementary grades at Newsome Park Elementary and Dunbar Elementary Schools. After her retirement Mrs. Walker continued to substitute teach at various elementary schools in Hampton and Newport News Virginia. Mrs. Walker was a member of St. Paul AME Church in Newport News and often attended several other churches in the area.
Alice was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, canning and was an excellent seamstress who sewed for many friends and neighbors. Her love for children and animals was very special. She was a big hearted lady who never knew a stranger.
Left to cherish her memory are her two sons; Alexander W. Walker Jr. and Sarah and Mckinley C. Walker Sr.and his son Charles, two other grandchildren Stephen Walker and Tammy and Scott Walker and Shannon. Also left to cherish her memory are her great grandchildren Marisa Walker, Daren Walker and a host of other relatives and friends.
We are so proud that our mother positively influenced the lives of so many people both professionally and personally.
A graveside ceremony with family will be conducted where she will be laid to rest beside her husband at Hampton Veterans Memorial Gardens on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 12:00.