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Alice Laverne Strait Walker

Alice Laverne Strait Walker finally reached the head of the line. On March 11, 2018, surrounded by her family she peacefully slipped away and entered the Pearly Gates reuniting with the love of her life, Charles. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 5-7 pm at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond, MS. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 16, 2018, at Raymond Cemetery.

Alice was born to Lucy and Kelly Strait on July 3, 1936, in Lincoln County. She attended school in Loyd Star and graduated from Brookhaven High School. She received her degree in nutrition from Mississippi Southern College. She married Charles Allen Walker on August 23, 1959. Alice worked as a registered dietician at the VA Hospital and Baptist Hospital before beginning her second career as an educator at Hinds Community College in 1972. She taught nutrition and served as head of the home economics department. While at Hinds, she and her husband were instrumental in beginning Hinds Connection. She also served as the Special Events Coordinator. She retired from Hinds in 1996.

Alice enjoyed cooking and entertaining her friends and family. She was an avid gardener and loved decorating her home for the seasons.

Alice is preceded in death by her husband, Charles, her parents, Lucy and Kelly Strait and her brother Mickey Strait.

She is survived by her five children Drew (Dianne) Walker of Colorado Springs, CO; Elisa (George) Zamka of Manassas, VA; Mark (Sandra) Walker of Madison, MS; Jason (Lisa) Walker of Ridgeland, MS; and Joel (Wendy) Walker of Shady Valley, TN. She is also survived by her sister Marlene (Ted) Vinson of Citronelle, AL; and brother Gene (Alma) Strait of Loyd Star, MS; as well as 10 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Alice and Charles Walker Scholarship through the Hinds Community College Foundation.


Alice Laverne Strait Walker
July 3, 1936 - March 11, 2018





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