Kevin Walker was a public safety professional.
Walker died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. He was 55.
He was the youngest of three children educated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Haverford, Pennsylvania. He received his high school diploma from the Mitchell Preparatory School.
Walker spent many years in the public safety profession, first as a highly regarded court officer in Massachusetts, and most recently as the sergeant supervisor of Public Safety for Novant Health in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Walker had a special way with people.
“His personality and demeanor exemplified respect, courtesy, good humor and kind words for all that he encountered,” Walker’s family said.
“Kevin left everyone he met with a feeling of regard and care. His great smile and hearty laugh was welcomed by all.”
Walker loved old school R&B music, training dogs, old cowboy and gangster movies, sports and good food.
He loved his family and he loved the Lord.
When asked how he wanted to be remembered, Walker remarked, “I want people to know that it was a pleasure serving God every day. I really enjoyed it.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Solomon Walker and Delores Walker Johnson.
Walker is survived by his son, Nicholas Andre Walker; daughter, Jaliyah Gwendolyn Rose Golden; sister, Seretta Walker Hunter; brother, Ronald E. Walker; extended family including Robert Johnson, Linda Johnson, Bernice Myers, Cynthia Anderson, Andrea Hughes and Lisa Whitehead; special friends, Mary Benton, Crystal Golden, Marianne Fannon, Pam Gibson and Wendy Knight and other relatives and friends.
Services will be held Nov. 17 at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, 2251 N. 54th St. Viewing is at 9 a.m. Services will follow at 11 a.m.
Catherine B. Laws Funeral Home handled the arrangements.