Earnestine Lucette Walker of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was reunited with God on the evening of Thursday, September 9, 2021, with the love of family surrounding her, after an admirably lived 77-years of life.
Earnestine was born in Ironton, Missouri on February 16, 1944, the oldest daughter to James and Julia (Gamble) McCullough (both deceased). She accomplished many things in this life but among her proudest achievements, she counted: being the devoted mother of Richard Walker (Sandra), Anthony Walker (Sabrina), Julia Thompson (Kayla), and Mark Thompson; grandmother of Kuma Walker (deceased), Ashley Walker (Yvonne), Anton Walker (deceased), Amber McQueen, Damien McQueen, Aireus Walker, Joshua Walker, and Donovan Rubenacker-Howard; and great-grandmother of Arrianna, Jyda, Aaliyah, and Mason.
She also held a deep love for her siblings, who she helped care for after their mother died young – her older brothers Woodrow McCullough (deceased) and Harold McCullough, and younger sisters Ola (Patricia) Thompson, Linda (Sue) McCullough, and Izetta (Freida) Woodard. Countless other nieces and nephews, cousins and generations of family cherished her along the way and are left to mourn alongside her more immediate family.
Earnestine lived a full life and shared it with many – including with her patients dealing with mental illness during her career as a nurse and with her church family at Mason Temple Church of God in Christ (Conway, SC) during the 20+ years that she served as their Mother Walker, crocheting baby blankets for many and praying for more. She was also devoted to friends and to joy – in her younger years, that often meant going out for music and dancing, with a friend and/or sister in tow; and in her later years, that meant being a regular member of the cast of women that spent time at the Genesis Complex, crocheting up a storm of blankets, doilies, and scarves, and taking in group events and outings. She enjoyed good books and puzzles, and every ten years or so, she baked. She rarely let an opportunity to laugh pass her by.
She, and her love, laughter, and kindness, will be deeply missed.
Earnestine Lucette Walker of Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. There will be a funeral service 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 18, 2021 at Mason Temple COGIC in Conway. Viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service inside of Mason Temple. Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Myrtle Beach Chapel will be assisting this family.
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