Betty Lou Walker was born on February 8, 1943 in Newberry South Carolina to her loving mother, Juanita Walker (deceased). She went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 5. 2021.
Brothers and sisters who preceded her in death: Charles Walker, Dorothy Summers, Laura Neal, James Walker, and Willie Boyd, niece: Sandy Pooh Taylor and Sandra Porter, special friend: Zebbie D. Goudelock
Betty worked as a teenager at the local movie theater whereby she saw people living lives that she could only dream of. This initiated the adventurous, defiant spirit that all came to recognize in her.
Betty Lou the dreamer boarded a bus for Long Island, New York at the young age of 18 years old to become a domestic engineer. Early in her journey as a domestic engineer she was reunited with her fellow Newberry resident Dorothy Summers. The two became inseparable as sisters forevermore.
Betty worked for the Abramson Family in Long Island, New York for over 30 years. She nurtured the 3 Abramson children, John, Toni and her baby boy, Mark. She took care of the family as a member not a worker. Betty was devoted to their mother Elaine until her passing.
Betty Lou returned back to her hometown of Newberry South Carolina in 1998 to take care of her mother until her death in 2001. She chose to stay in the southlands and with the love of her Lord Jesus Christ ringing in her heart she rejoined her childhood church, St. Matthew Baptist Church. Betty also worked at the Brian Center Nursing Home until her retirement from the workforce.
Betty loved people. She exuded a youthful energy of excitement and empowerment. She was full of positive visions and imaginations. Loving yet forthright; “I am going to tell you whether you want to hear it or not.” Betty loved to study the Word of God and had a true ministry gift. She was a Faith Walker, a Healer, an Encourager, a Visionary, and Devout Woman of God.
Betty Lou’s pride and joy was her cooking and her versatile culinary skills. She had knowledge of how to prepare Jewish and Italian cuisine, Soul Food, etc.
Betty leaves behind to remember her sisters: Helen Summers, Fay Douglas, Bernetta Dickerson, daughters: Tammy Bright, Toni Abramson Kahn, sons: Mark Abramson, John Abramson, nephew: William Taylor The Family Intercessors, the St Matthew Family, a host of loving and caring nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation Thursday August 12, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home.
Graveside service 11:00 am Friday August 13, 2021 at Werts Cemetery.
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