In Loving Memory

Florence R. Walker, d. July 8, 2017



In Loving Memory

February 20, 1945 – July 8, 2017



Hold the Hand

Can you stay a little longer and hold my Hand?
Your inner strength in God fortifies my outer weakness as best you can,
For in every moment, my Spirit moves with my Maker and Almighty’s saving Light,
I just want to comfort you in the silence to peacefully convey that everything will be alright. (c)

Dedicated to my precious mother,
Eric Walker


Florence Rose Watson-Walker, a native of Prichard, Alabama passed away peacefully Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Residence.  She was preceded in death by her father Willie Watson, Jr. and her mother Ruby Catherine Watson. Florence was raised in the Catholic faith. She graduated from Blount High School in 1963. After high school, she attended Jackson State College in Mississippi from 1963-1965 and later received her B.S. in Sociology (Major)/Psychology (Minor) from the University of Great Falls, Montana in 1976. Years later, she completed graduate studies in Federal Contract Management and Procurement Law from the Florida Institute of Technology. Her fulfilling career included managing multi-million dollar procurement contracts in the U.S aerospace industry while working for global companies such as General Dynamics, Lockheed-Martin and Laser Photonics.  Florence was a very sociable person. She enjoyed playing cards, watching movies and playing Dominos. She was an artist, and she loved to create ceramics. She often visited art shows throughout the United States and sold her art creations.

Florence leaves to cherish her memory two devoted sons; Eric and Brian Walker  and their father Ret. Lt. Colonel Eddie Walker. Three brothers; Willie F. (Irmatean) Watson of Daphne, AL; Walter E.(Irma) Watson of Sacramento, CA; and Michael Watson of Hillsbrough, NJ., three nieces, four nephews and a host of devoted aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Due to limited seating a private Mass will be held Saturday morning, July 15, 2017 at the Little Sisters of the Poor Chapel for immediate family, residents and volunteers.

The Family will receive visitors and friends at 4:00pm, Saturday, July 15, 2017 at The Helena, located at 1568 St. Stephens Rd., Mobile, AL for a Celebration of Life Memorial service. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be contributed “in Florence Walker’s memory” to the Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Residence , 1655 McGill Ave. Mobile, AL 36604.  Expressions of condolence may be offered at  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL, 36526.




  1. Jennifer Reed-Askey

    We are so sorry to hear that Cousin Florence passed. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Chuck Byrne

    Florence will be sorely missed.

    “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

  3. Pamela Ramos-Brown

    It was truly an honor to know you and a pleasure to love you.

    The Family of Joan Ramos.

  4. Cicone Prince

    Words can not express the depth of our sorry for your loss.

    Praying for you and yours.
    The Prince Family

  5. Cassandra Young

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May the Lord bless and comfort each and everyone. Sandy Carter Young & Family

  6. Sylvia

    I’m so sorry to hear the news about your mother’s passing. I pray the Lord brings you comfort and support. I can’t imagine what losing your mother is like, I do know it’s hard. My heart goes out to her family. I pray God continues to encourage, support, and comfort you in this time in your life.

  7. Stephene Renee Hosey

    My dearest Eric,
    I am so very sorry for yours and your brother’s tremendous loss.

    Ms. Florence was truly a special lady, she kept me laughing.

    While I am unable to attend services on Saturday, I love, love, love you and I am here for you in your time of need.

    From Boca Raton with Love & Prayers, your Sister, had you “lifted up”.

    In loving memory,

  8. Jimmy Brear

    Butterflies are free, and now so is she! She may now fly with all the angels in our Heavenly Kingdom with the free and beautiful spirit that was in her heart all the way to the core of her being. Florence loved butterfly’s, so now Eric and Brian and the rest of her loved ones, when you see a beautiful butterfly remember the beauty that filled her spirit and soul, and know that she is watching over you! Eric and Brian, your mom loved you both, as well as all she had contact with, which included me and my son James, and we thank you with all of are heart for sharing her with us! Not only did I get to know the beautiful person your mom was but I also got to meet her two wonderful sons that loved and cherished her like a Queen and treated her like one! So I thank you for that! You both are and will continue to be in our prayers and thoughts, and may the Peace and Comfort of Our Dear Lord be with you and all of her loved ones forever and a day! Sincerely and Respectfully, Jimmy Brear A.J.J. 😎

  9. Warren Grayson

    Eric, our prayers are with you and Brian. I pray the Lord comfort you through this pain. Your mom is at peace with the Lord. I hope this brings some comfort as you heal.

    God bless,
    your cousin

  10. Roberta Brear

    My deepest condolences. I’m so sorry for your loss Eric and Brian. Your mother was precious it was a pleasure to know her

  11. Deborah Graham

    Eric, I knew your mom, for only a short time, but through you, I felt I knew her well. You will be with her again one day, but for now recall and embrace the the joy you shared with her. May God be with you and your family and may you rejoice in His saving grace.


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