Barbara G. Walker

Published 5:00 pm Friday, March 5, 2021

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Barbara G. Walker went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Barbara was the daughter of the late Catherine Gordy and granddaughter of the late Harvey and Sarah Gordy who preceded her in death.

Barbara graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Norfolk State University. Because of her love for education, Barbara continued her education at Howard University, Washington, D.C., and earned her Master of Arts degree in Education.

She retired as a teacher from Suffolk Public Schools in 2001; however, she continued to teach as an adjunct professor at Paul D. Camp Community College, Suffolk Campus. Prior to returning to Suffolk in 1977, Barbara worked in Richmond, Washington D.C. and Kentucky.

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On Sundays, Barbara could be found attending service at Metropolitan Baptist Church. At an early age, she became a member of Gates of Heaven Church of God In Christ. Until her death, she continued to support her home church.

Barbara was also a member of her beloved Suffolk Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She was initiated in 1962. Barbara is survived by her God-sister, Janice White (Albert) and her family. Barbara was loved and will be remembered fondly by many. She had a gift for making others feel loved and special.

A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Carver Memorial Cemetery.