In Loving Memory
August 28, 1968 – October 7, 2017
Brian Edward Walker, age 49, born on August 28, 1968 in Yuba City, CA, formerly of Fayetteville, NC and recently moved (January 2017) to Mobile, Alabama, departed this life on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Brian was an honorable veteran of the US Army and a paratrooper of the 82nd Airborne Division. At 6 foot 6 inches, he was lovingly referred to as “The Gentle Giant” to those closest to him. Brian was genuinely kindhearted, always
smiling, and one who never met a stranger. However, he was also fiercely loyal and protective over his loved ones whenever necessary. He was adventurous and enjoyed life to the fullest including a fondness for the great outdoors (anything near water), City Hope Church, Mardi Gras parades, Alabama Crimson Tide Football, epic movies and a wonderful appreciation for varied genres of music. Preceding him in death are his beloved mother, Florence Watson-Walker, maternal grandparents, Willie Watson, and Ruby Mallon Watson; paternal great-grandparents, Armstead C. Jackson, Sr., and Pauline Watson Jackson; and loved Aunt Shearie Jackson.
Leaving to cherish Brian’s memory are his wife (separated), Christine Williams Walker, Alexandria, VA; his adored only son, Briano Braveheart Walker, Fayetteville, NC; his dedicated father, Eddie (Camellia) Walker, Waldorf, MD and his close brother, Eric Marcus Walker, Mobile, AL; stepbrother, Carlos Johnson, Washington, DC; stepsister, Nicole D. Johnson, Waldorf, MD. He also leaves behind, his beloved grandmother, Beatrice J. Walker, Waldorf, MD; four treasured uncles: Armstead C. Jackson, Jr., Sacramento, CA, Willie (Irmatean) Watson, Daphne, AL, Walter (Irma) Watson, Sacramento, CA and Michael Watson, Hillsboro, NJ; step-niece, Jilan L. Johnson, Waldorf, MD; his close friend and devoted companion, Cheri “Yvette” Johnson, Mobile, AL; much-loved friend and cousin William Watson, Mobile, AL; a host of cherished cousins and friends; as well as the loving staff of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Mobile, AL.
A Celebration of Brian’s Life will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at The Helena located at 1568 St. Stephens Rd., Mobile, AL. His final cremated resting place will be in Arlington, VA at the Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would be appreciative of donations being made in his honor to the American Heart Association or the Little Sisters of the Poor in Mobile, AL. Notes of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory in Daphne, AL.