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The funeral services of the late Mr. Melvin Walker, Jr. of Ashburn, Georgia, who departed this life on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Pruitt Healthcare in Ashburn, Georgia, will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from the New Jerusalem Freewell Baptist Church in Ashburn, Georgia with the Pastor, Elder J. C. Boler, Jr., officiating.  Burial will follow in the Westview Memorial Cemetery in Ashburn, Georgia.   Mr. Melvin Walker, Jr. was born on November 24, 1953 in Ashburn, Georgia to the late Mr. and Mrs. Melvin, Sr. and Leila Bertha Walker.       Melvin attended schools in the Turner County Public School System.  He left Ashburn, Georgia at age 16, and enrolled in Turner Job Corps in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  After finishing his education, Melvin relocated to Detroit, Michigan to pursue his career as a Diesel Mechanic.        At an early age, Melvin joined Emmery Chapel A.M.E. Church in Ashburn, Georgia. When he relocated back to Ashburn, Melvin joined the New Jerusalem Freewill Baptist Church, where he eagerly served as a member of the Deacon Board.      On Saturday, November 10, 2018, Melvin transitioned his soul and went home to rest.  He was preceded on this journey by his mother and father and a brother, Tommy Lee Walker.        To cherish the beauty of his life are his life-long companion, Vanessa Berry of Detroit, Michigan; his children, Tashania Cheetenham, Qyana Walker, Fannie (Michael) Ivy, Darren Berry, Antione Berry, Kenyatta Berry, Leila Berry, Melvin Walker III, Jamel Walker, Shantanique Walker, all of Detroit, Michigan; thirteen grandchildren, Kendrick Berry, Aaron Berry, Mya Berry, Ariel Berry, Janiya Berry, Amina Berry, Bella Berry, Tahlaya Berry, Tanyjah Berry, Kentaira Graham, Sakile Chelta Graham, Michale Jordan, Kairo Williams, all of Detroit, Michigan; a faithful and devoted brother, Nicky (Dorothy) Walker of Ashburn, Georgia; a brother, Charles Z. Walker of Cleveland, Ohio; sisters, Joann Walker of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Juanita (Major) Sanders of Ashburn, Georgia; a devoted friend, Deacon Willie Boone; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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  • Saturday, November 10, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Shipps Funeral Home
  • Monday, November 12, 2018
    To the Walker family, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your loved one. Death is something that we all hate because it cause us so much grief and pain. Please read 2 Corinthians 1:3&4 where it shows one way in which we can find comfort when dealing with grief. My prayers are with the family as you aa deal with this most difficult time in youth lives. I personally look forward to the time when death will be no more. If you want more information on this topic please visit the website
    ~ Cheryl   GA
  • Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018
    It is with deepest sorry to hear about the passing of our cousin, Melvin Walker, Jr. We will continue to pray for his family and that the Lord will comfort them during this time of lost. Your family in North Carolina sends their love. We pray you will fine comfort in knowing that we share your sorrow.
    ~ Rev. Mary Bartell   Liberty, NC
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    We're so sorry to hear you are suffering the loss of your dear loved one. May you find strength and some comfort in the words found in Nahum 1:7 which reads: ”Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the provision of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55:11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019
    R. I. P. Melvin Ba Ba Walker.
    ~ willie leary   Ashburn