Sybil Sullivan Walker, 89, of Burgaw passed peacefully from her earthly life on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Davis Health Care Center.
She was born December 20, 1928 in Whitley County, KY, the daughter of the late E. L. and Myrtle Ellison Sullivan. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Foster Walker, Sr.
Sybil is survived by her son, William “Bill” F. Walker, Jr. and his wife, Deborah; daughter, Suzanne Walker Harman and her husband, Samuel; grandchildren, William F. Walker III, Matthew B. Walker, Reade W. Walker, Kathryn Harman Odom and husband Frank, and Rebecca Stuart Harman; and niece, Patricia Carr. Sybil also leaves behind a very special friend, Robert Claybrook.
She was a member of Burgaw Presbyterian Church, NC Beta Eta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Sequoyah Chapter.
Sybil lived a long, fruitful and full life. As a teenager to help with the WW II effort, she worked as a “Rosie Riveter” in a parachute factory. Her education was vast and spread over many years and degrees; attending the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky, UNC-Wilmington, and finally receiving a Master of Science degree from Indiana University. Sybil began her teaching career in a one room school house, taught in Brunswick and Pender Counties as well as Ft Knox, KY, ending her long career as a special needs teacher. Retiring in 1990, Sybil said she retired when she was told she could no longer use a paddle! Sybil, a joyful lady, always caring, always sharing, always loving.
The family will receive friends at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall of Burgaw Presbyterian Church with funeral service beginning at 12:00 noon in the church sanctuary. The Reverend Will Davis will conduct the service. Burial will be private in Riverview Memorial Park.
The family would like you to consider a memorial gift to Pender Adult Services, PO Box 1250, Burgaw NC 28425 or to Burgaw Presbyterian Church, PO Box 565, Burgaw NC 28425.
Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting "Guestbook" above.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.
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Ida Harris lit a candle on Jan 2 2018 09:17:43 AM
Suzanne and all Mrs. Walker' s Family. What an awesome lady! I met Mrs. Walker last Spring through Visiting Angels. She and I became friends right away! We shared things about our families! I am so saddened about her passing. I did get to spend some time with her in the end! Praying for all.
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What a wonderful lady. Lisa and I were so blessed to know such fine lady. Whren and Lisa Wells
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