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Smithie L. Walker

April 27, 1940 ~ October 1, 2018 (age 78)

May I go now?
Do you think the time is right?
May I say goodbye to pain filled days
and endless lonely nights?
I lived my life and done my best,
an example I've tried to be.
So can I take that step beyond the light
and set my spirit free?
I didn't want to go at first,
I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now
to that warm and loving light.
I want to go, I really do,
it's difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can
to live just one more day.
To give you time to care for me
and share your love and fears.
I know you're sad and are afraid,
because I see your tears.
I'll not be far, I promise that,
and I hope you'll always know.
That my spirit will be close to you
Where ever you may go.
Thank you so for loving me
and know that I love you too.
That's why it's hard to say goodbye
and end this life with you.
So hold me now just one more time
and let me hear you say,
"Because you care so much for me,
you'll let me go today.

The management and staff of Christian Memorial Chapel, LLC sadly announce the earthly transition of Mrs. Smithie Walker of Jacob City, Florida.

In her 78th season of life, she slept away in death, to be awaken in the bosom of Jesus on Monday, October 1, 2018, while in the comfort of her residence.

Mrs. Smithie L. Walker, age 78, of Jacob City, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Monday October 1, 2018 at her residence with her family at her bedside.

She was a native of Jackson County and a member of Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church in Jacob City. She retired from Campbellton-Graceville Hospital in Graceville, Florida after thirty-five years of service.

Mrs. Walker is survived by her husband: Maxie Walker of Jacob City, Florida; her children: Barnette Walker-Bell (Curtis) of Chipley, Florida, Nathan Walker (Melvin Ann) of Salinas, California, Don Walker of Aberdeen, Maryland, Mike Walker of Jacob City, Florida and Glen Walker of Jacksonville, Florida; stepchildren: Karen Walker of Altamonte, Florida and Vincent Melvin of Saint Petersburg, Florida; sixteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Katie Hall and Nettie Hall both of Campbellton, Florida; brothers-in-law: J.B. Russ of Dothan, Alabama, Arthur Lee Rhynes of Jacob City, Florida and Jimmy Walker of Tacoma, Washington; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Please keep the Walker family in prayer, as we reflect the gracious memories.

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