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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Submitted by Rebecca Kirkland on Jan 8 2018 09:02:09 PM
Words are unable to express how deeply sorry I am for the passing of your love one. My prayers for the family is to have comfort and peace that only God can provide. Revelation 7:17
Submitted by RB on Jan 5 2018 11:15:25 PM
I am so sorry, she has and will always hold a special place in my heart.
Submitted by Joyce Lewis Pope on Jan 5 2018 08:14:15 PM
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Mrs.Walker was my 5th grade school teacher at Burgaw Elementary School in 1971. She was always good to me and all of the kids in my class. I got to see her several times after becoming a nurse in my adult life. I will always remember her for her kindness. I had remembered that she was from Kentucky,she wore beautiful colorful dresses, and had a beautiful Kentucky drawl when she spoke. I often thought of her through the years. To Bill and Suzie, my heart felt condolences go out to you and your families. Your mother was one in a million and was one of my favorite teachers. God bless you. RIP Mrs. Walker. We will see you again in a beautiful school in Heaven. Thank you for all you taught me. Donna L. Thigpen. Burgaw, NC
Submitted by Donna Thigpen on Jan 5 2018 02:08:31 PM
Heaven gained an angel.I will miss the talks and laughs we shared.I will be praying for family asking for understanding,peace,and forgiveness.Sybil rest in paradise.
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Ada and Kitty lit a candle on Jan 5 2018 11:39:19 AM
Mrs. Walker was a beautiful lady...inside and out. She always wore a smile and had a kind word. Such a sweet person! She will be greatly missed. My prayers are with your family.
Submitted by Tonya Bradshaw Brown on Jan 5 2018 06:54:14 AM
I loved your mother she was a wonderful person,I enjoyed the times we share together love Timothy
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