Joyce Walker

WALKER, Joyce Elaine, 88, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was born February 18, 1931 in Sterling, Colorado to the late Floyd and Oradell Gabel. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Vern Gabel and sister, Vi Proctor. Joyce is survived by her daughters, Judith DellaRipa (Mike), of Mechanicsville, and Nancy Walker, of Nashville, Tennessee; son, Bruce Walker, of Pulaski, Tennessee; granddaughters, Laura Glover, Susan DellaRipa, Karen Burke, and Linda Stacy (Jeremy); grandsons, Ben and Trevor Walker; great grandchildren, John Glover, David Knowles, and Brooklynn Burke; sisters, Verna Sonnenberg and Eula Hergenrator (Don); brother, Larry Gabel (Beth) as well as many nieces and nephews. Joyce considered her life to be ministry, whether serving in a church as a pastor’s wife or taking care of children in her home. As she reflected on her life, she appreciated that “God had a plan and took care of me.” A memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Belle Meade United Methodist Church in Nashville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given in Joyce’s honor to the United Methodist Women’s Toma Dachi Circle at Belle Meade UMC (121 Davidson Rd, Nashville, TN 37205) or to Shady Grove UMC (8209 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111).

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