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,
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 www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL, 36526.