March 28, 1931 - October 14, 2018
Gracie Mae Elliott Walker, 87, of Altavista, died Sunday, October 14, 2018 at her home. She passed peacefully in her sleep with her family by her side holding her hands and comforted by the warmth of a quilt she hand quilted. She woke up in heaven by the side of her late husband of sixty-four years, Earl Thomas Walker. She was born March 28, 1931 in Campbell County, a daughter of the late Willie Ernest Elliott and Florence Helen Lindsay Elliott. She was a member of Lambs United Methodist Church and was a homemaker who enjoyed taking care of and cooking for her family, growing flowers, gardening, yard work, and quilting. She graced each of her children and grandchildren with one of her quilts which they will always have to cherish and remember her by. They will feel her love and warmth each time they cover themselves with their quilts. She is survived by her children, Dennis Walker and his wife, Nancy of Roanoke, David Walker, Lois Walker, and Brenda Walker all of Altavista; two grandchildren, Matthew Walker of Roanoke and Megan Walker Johnson and her husband Tyler of Salem. She is also survived by three brothers, Albert Elliott Sr. and wife Vicki, Phillip Elliott and wife Rose, and Raymond Elliott and wife Mandy, and numerous extended family members. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Elmo, Frank, Thomas, Robert, Dan, and Glenn. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2018 at Lambs United Methodist Church Cemetery, Altavista by the Rev. Dennis Nichols. The family suggests those wishing to make memorials consider the Lambs United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Treasurer, 3098 Marysville Road, Altavista, VA 24517, the Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery Fund, 2635 Tabor Road, Gladys, VA 24554, or a charity of your choice. Finch and Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista is in charge of arrangements. Please visit the online tribute at www.finchandfinchfuneralservice.com to share a memory or send a condolence to the family. The family mailing address is P.O. Box 461, Altavista, VA 24517.
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