VETERAN EDDIE LUE WALTON
Veteran Eddie L. Walton was born on April 1, 1944 in Americus Georgia to the parentage of the late Mr. Willie Lee “Boone” Walton and the late Mrs. Pauline Brooks Walton.
Her life was shaped for service at an early age as a member of The House of God Keith Dominion; under the pastorate of the late Bishop Lovie Stakley and the late Elder B.R. Grimes. She received her early education in Americus and Sumter County School System; attending McCoy Hill and Staley Jr. High School. She graduated from Sumter High School in 1962, where she was a cheerleader, member of choir and “best dressed” her sophomore and junior year.
Eddie worked briefly at Stapleton Photography Studio after graduation and before moving to the city New York. While in New York she attended Pace University; and worked at Sak’s Fifth Ave, Gouverneeer State University, where she met and later married Mr. Edwin Grant.
On September 12, 1975, they welcomed their daughter, Maame Takyiwaa Grant. She remained a loving and devoted parent while serving in the Unites States Army. After being honorably discharged she moved to Washington DC to be closer to her baby sister, Bessie where they attended Union Temple Baptist Church under the pastorate and guidance of Rev. Dr. Willie F. Wilson. They were actively involved in both the young adult and the concert choirs.
Eddie was employed by Union Temple Baptist Church in one of their Outreach Ministries. It was called “The Harambe House” where adjudicated young ladies who experienced abuse on various levels in their home environment were placed in a safe secure environment and given spiritual counseling, emotional and mental support, to help them get a new sense of self-worth and value knowing that God has placed in each of us enough of what we need to be successful and productive. She was caring and giving, showed love unconditionally to everyone. She developed lifelong friendships in all of her endeavors. At Union Temple she formed a special bond with Pastor Mary L. Wilson and her BFF Rev. Jacqueline Nelson and many, many others.
In 1989, Eddie lovingly came back to Atlanta to be of assistance to her brother, Ret. Col/Dr. Phillip G. Walton in many capacities for 26 years. She established rapport and lifelong friendship with all of his patients and staff. She worked as his dental assistant until retirement.
In 2001, Eddie joined New Birth Missionary Baptist Church under the guidance and pastorate of the late Senior Pastor Bishop Eddie L. Long, where she worked with the Church Outreach Ministry in assisting the many victims of Hurricane Katrina that relocated to the Atlanta area.
Through many years of sisterly bonding, caring and sharing many people referred to the three sisters, Eddie, Evelyn and Bessie as the loving trio. Eddie sweet loving spirit will always be remembered by the many lives she touched.
She is preceded in death by three sisters, Minister Virginia Ester Brown, Pastor Vernell Walton Carter and Mrs. Louise Kelso: two brothers, Mr. Willie Lee Walton Jr., and Master Walton. Veteran Eddie L. Walton, transitioned on Wednesday June 27, 2018 in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Left to cherish her memory: is her beloved, devoted only daughter, Ms. Maame Takyiwaa Grant and grandson Master Zuberi Amadi Manningham of Stone Mountain GA; one devoted brother, Ret. Col/Dr. Phillip (Phyllis) Walton, Atlanta, GA; two loving and devoted sisters, Ms. Evelyn Younger, Staten Island, New York and Ms. Bessie Walton, Conyers GA; one aunt, Ms. Ozie Walton Albany, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, spiritual children other relatives and friends also survive.
The Timeless Tribute for Vet. Walton is now available.