Kathaleen Walker

Born: Mon., Apr. 11, 1927
Died: Tue., Jul. 30, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 02, 2019
Location: Payne A.M.E

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 03, 2019
Location: Payne A.M.E

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Beloved family matriarch Kathaleen “Kat” Thompson Walker, 92, of Leisenring, PA, passed away peacefully at Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown, PA on July 30, 2019.  She was born on April 11, 1927 to Eleze (Davis) and Vernon Thompson, Sr., in Brookvale, PA. 

Kathaleen was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School’s Class of 1945.  She was employed by G.C. Murphy Company of Connellsville and was an avid bowler. She was a member of Payne AME Church in Connellsville, PA;  American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Post 762 in Trotter, PA and former treasurer of the Fayette County Senior Action Council.

Kathaleen’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Mt Macrina Manor and Amedisys Hospice for the wonderful care they provided during her stay.  

Kathaleen was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Walker, in 1993; son, Donald E. Walker, in 2016; siblings Annabel Thompson, Vernice Thompson Burton, Vernon “Jay” Thompson, Jr., and Carl Thompson.
Kathaleen is survived by her daughter, Toni M. Colland (Jim) of Connellsville, PA; her son, Gary Walker (Chie “Lam”) of Tokyo, Japan; grandsons: John A. Walker (Kristin) of East Pittsburgh, PA, Christopher Walker (Michelle) of Savannah, GA; granddaughter, Tonya Cameron of Connellsville, PA; 9 great-grandchildren;  sister, Matilda “Honey” Webb of Leisenring, PA and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  

Friends and family will be received on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Payne AME Church, 812 West Crawford Avenue, Connellsville, PA and services will be held at the church on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  Reverend Alfred L. Thompson will be officiating and interment will immediately follow at the Green Ridge Cemetery. 




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Gwendolyn/Rev. Louis E. Ridgley, Jr.
   Posted Wed July 31, 2019
Extending our heartfelt condolences and prayers to Toni, other family members, friends, and acquaintances. We regret we will not be able to be present with you during this time of sorrow and bereavement. May the Lord soothe your grieving spirits with the Balm of Gilead.

Gwendolyn & Rev. Louis E. Ridgley, Jr.

St. Paul’s AME Church
   Posted Wed July 31, 2019
To The Family of Kathaleen Walker;

There isn’t any way to prepare for the loss of a family member. Suddenly, the loved one you had always turned to is gone. In the quiet moments when the hurt is hard to bear, may love become your shelter and may the beauty of memories become comfort.

You have the condolences of the members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church as you make your way through this passage. It won’t be easy, but you can rely on the support of all your friends and church family. May you be filled with faith and hope even in the midst of inescapable grief, and find comfort in and with each other. Kathaleen will be missed by everyone.

Words cannot adequately express our sympathy, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kathaleen must have been a remarkable person. Just look around at her family and friends that are here to celebrate her life and her Home Going service.

“Don’t’ weep at my grave, for I am not there,
Ive a date with a butterfly to dance in the air.
I’ll be singing in the sunshine, wild and free,
Playing tag with the wind, while I’m waiting for thee”

In His Service Always,

Rev. Alfred L. Thompson, Jr.
And the members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church

Michele R Burton
   Posted Thu August 01, 2019
Please accept my sincerest condolences. God Bless - Michele Burton, Raleigh, NC

Patty Boyd and Mark Haibach
   Posted Thu August 01, 2019
John and Kristin,

We are so sorry for your loss. Your grandma sounds like a wonderful woman, and even from Facebook, I could see that your family is close and will have many wonderful memories of time spent with her. In your big family of kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, she leaves a beautiful legacy.
Your friends,
Patty and Mark

Debbie Dull
   Posted Thu August 01, 2019
I'm so very so for your loss. Kat will truly be missed.

Rev. Robert E. Strader
   Posted Fri August 02, 2019
Our prayers and much love go out to the Walker family. It is never easy to lose a loved one, but it is so gratifying knowing she is forever with the Lord. As you trust in the Lord with all your heart, He will get you through this time and strengthen your personal relationship with Him.

In His Glory,

Rev. and Mrs. Robert E. Strader/World Christian Outreach Ministries

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