September 11, 1941- December 22, 2018
Mrs. Patricia Sue McMullen Walker, 77, passed away Dec. 22, 2018 in a Macon hospital.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home of Eatonton. Burial will be private.
Mrs. Walker was born on Sept. 11, 1941 in Milledgeville, Ga.to the late Parnel N. McMullen and the late Berta Moore McMullen. Patricia grew up in Milledgeville and graduated from Baldwin High School in 1959 with honors. She married her high school sweetheart, Perry, shortly after and attended college at Georgia College in Milledgeville and South Georgia College in Douglas. Patricia and Perry lived in Charleston, S.C., Sandersville, Ga., and finally Eatonton, Ga., where they raised their two sons Perry, Jr. and Ashley.
Through her personality and graciousness, she made many lifelong friends along the way. She tragically lost her first-born son, Perry Jr. to an illness at the age of 46. She dealt with that loss through her strength, faith and character.
The above attributes prepared her to persevere through a relentless bout with Lymphoma until complications finally were too much for her weakened body to withstand.
If you were blessed to be a friend of Patricia, you were a lifelong friend. Patricia had a love for animals and especially her beloved dogs, Stitch and Pearl. Patricia’s family is so indebted to the doctors and caregivers at the University of Alabama, Emory University, and finally, Navicent Medical Center for the exceptional and compassionate care to make her last days comfortable.
They are thankful for the selfless sacrifice of her sister, Jeanette, who stayed with her during her whole time while getting therapy at Emory and being her primary caregiver.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Perry Walker of Eatonton; her son, Ash (Dana) Walker of Macon; grandchildren, Calan Walker of Macon and Ava Walker of Macon; sister, Jeannette (Horace, Sr.) McMullen of Milledgeville; brother, Jerry McMullen of Milledgeville; two sisters-in-law, Sandra McMullen of Milledgeville and Debbie McMullen of Milledgeville; brother-in-law, Yancey Walker of Milledgeville; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Hope Lodge at Emory University and the American Cancer Society. This lodge provided a home away from home and provided support for families dealing with cancer by providing free lodging and transportation for many who came hundreds of miles for treatment.
Patricia will be sorely missed by everyone who loved her, including her grieving family.