Eulalia Lee Walker, 91 years of age passed away at her home on, Saturday morning, September 24, 2022. She left this earthly body to be reunited in Heaven with Jesus and all her loved ones. Her three children and family were by her side when she passed away.
Eulalia was born, June 17, 1931 in Paris to Charlie Wyatt Ward and Lula Crutchfield Ward. Eulalia attended Paris schools and then she went on to attend St. Joseph Nursing School, where she graduated and became an LVN nurse. She worked at Lamar Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital and then retired with 35 years of service in 1995 from McCuistion Regional Medical Center.
In 1951 at 20 years of age she married J.T. Luman and they had three children; Rickey Gene 1953, Mickey Ann in 1954 and Vickey Kay in 1955. On September 8, 1957, she was left a widow with three small children when J.T. was killed in a truck accident in Guymon, OK. At this time she was working as a waitress but decided to enroll in nursing school. Her family helped with the three small children while she attended nursing school during the day and worked at Sanitarium of Paris on the third shift as a nurse’s aide.
Vernon “Buck” Walker came in to her life and they were married on September 28, 1962. They celebrated 23 years of marriage before his tragic death in a boating accident on Lake Crook, April 19, 1986. He had no children but was the best step-father to her three children.
Eulalia faithfully attended Pathway International Church of God and the Paris Church of God, where she attended at the time of her death for 49 years.
Eulalia is survived by her children; Rev. Rick Luman (Janice) of Oneonta, AL, Mickey Ann Holden of Paris, TX, Vickey Kay Luman of the home in Paris, TX; grandchildren, Michael Wayne Holden of Paris, TX, Latoya Michelle Holden of Paris, TX; Step-grandchildren, Vincent Holden of Tyler, TX, William “Bill” Holden (Cathy) of Sulphur Springs, TX, Robin Holden of Grand Saline, TX, Randy Wiggins (Kristy) of Oneonta, AL; Great-grandchildren, Zackery Holden of Paris, TX; step-great-grandchildren, Payton Hall of Paris, TX, Jaycie Hall of Paris, TX, Leland Hall of Paris, TX, Austin Wiggins (Madison) and daughter, Laura Jane of Oneonta, AL, Allyssa Wiggins, of Oneonta, AL, Logan Raines of Pell City, AL, Kaylee Smithey of Oneonta, AL and Sarah and Joshua Jackson of Oneonta, Al; special friend of the family, Joyce Ward of Oneonta, Al; nieces, Sandra Herron Chesshir (Gary) of Troup, TX, Theresa Shugart of Arthur City, TX; nephews, Ronnie Herron (Jenny) of Sumner, TX, Johnny Ward (Vicki) of Paris, Stevie Don Ward (Tammy) of Roxton, Gary Don Ward (Renea) of Paris, Dennis Ward (Debbie) of Paris, Kenneth Ward of Paris.
She was preceded in death by both husbands and her brothers, Charles Edward Ward, Hammond Louis Ward, John Vernon Ward, William “Bill” Ward; sisters, Dorothy Ward Herron, Edna “Annie” Ward, Myrtle Cameron Townsend, Estelle Ward Merritt; nieces, Cynthia Ward, Betty Ann Ward Todd, Jena Kay Ward Ervin, Lori McDonald.
Visitation with friends and family will be held at Fry Gibbs Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 27 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Funeral service will be at Fry Gibbs on Wednesday, September 28 at 11:00 AM. Reverend Doug Holt, Reverend Ray Evers and Reverend Rick Luman will officiate. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Benny Culver, Pete Farmer, Harry Porter, Sam Magnuson, Vernon Thompson and Stevie Don Ward. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Kelsey Gibbs and Kenny Poole.
The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Deepak Muthappa, Dr. Richard Bercher and Dr. Jack Schwade for their excellent care of our loved one. Also, special thanks to Platinum Home Health and Hospice nurses that took such excellent care of her; Michelle Smith, Amy Harris, Lisa Martin, Casey Mills and Jennifer Blair.