Ruby Lee Rogers was born to the late Will and Louise Rogers in Pike County, Alabama. She was married to the late Willie James Walker for 61 years and departed this life on the anniversary of their union. She is preceded in death by one sister: Willie Mae Dubose and one brother: David James Rogers.
Mrs. Walker was added to the body of Christ at an early age and was a devoted member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church until her health failed. She participated in many church activities that included Matrons, Senior Choir, Missionary, and Sunday School. She was one of the first black women to integrate Opp-Micolas Cotton Mill and worked there for many years until she became disabled. Mrs. Walker was a woman of many talents and was a wonderful cook, baker, seamstress, quilter, and hairdresser.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory six daughters: Barbara Tillis; Christine Weston; Christilisa Walker; Resia (Cecil) Haywood; Wanda Walker (Michael) Bryant; Mollye (Jeffrey) Melton; twelve grandchildren: Fabreka Morris; Marcus Tillis; Dannie Weston; Eric Weston; Michelle (Soren) Riddick-Seals; Brandi Paul; Christilisa “Missy” Gilmore; Ciandra “Colie” Gilmore; Adrienne Haywood; Henderson Baker III; Brittany Melton; Kaci Melton; one step-grandson: Johnathan Lockett; seven great-grandchildren: Arianna Pruitt, Yasianna Weston, Braylon Morris, Camora Baker, Naomi Weston, Maximus Mesa, Cartier Baker; five sisters: Rebecca Lindsey, Ethel Horstead; Betty Mullins; Johnnie (Willie) McBride; Martha Gilford; four brothers: J.P. (Martha) Rogers; C.P. (Mildred) Rogers; Jonas (Virginia) Rogers; Will (Sharon) Rogers Jr.; and, a host of nieces and nephews.
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