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Minnie Lou Walker

February 28, 1932 — October 11, 2023

Siler City




Minnie Lou Walker, 91, passed away on October 11, 2023, after an extended struggle with Alzheimer’s.

Lou was a lifelong resident of Greensboro; NC  She was the oldest child born to Kecil M and Francis Stella (Greeson) Sharpe. She attended Alamance High School in Guilford County where she played on the basketball team and showed livestock as a member of the 4H Club.

Lou dedicated her life to the Lord, Jesus Christ, and those in need. She never lost sight of caring for others and selflessly sacrificed her own needs for others.

During her lifetime, Lou was employed at Duke Power and Fleet Plummer but her biggest career accomplishment was owning and running two businesses, Walker’s Flower Shop, and Interior Designs by Lou. She had excellent fashion sense and kept up with the latest trends as she dressed herself and her family impeccably. Her home was immaculate and always stylishly decorated.

Lou’s granddaughter was the joy of her life. She was dedicated to her happiness and helping her realize her dreams. She was particularly interested in assisting with developing her granddaughter’s artistic talent. She was immensely proud of all her granddaughter’s successes. Lou was visited by her granddaughter regularly throughout her illness. Recently, Lou responded to her granddaughter by telling her she loved her, despite having severe memory loss.

“Though He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great is His unfailing love.” – Lamentations 3:32

Lou is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Jason Hooper, her granddaughter, Julia Fergus, sisters, Nancy Ellis (Tom), Ann Dunlap, and Amy Fitts (Billy).

She is preceded in death by her parents, Kecil and Frances Sharpe, husband Harvey Walker, two stepdaughters, Donna and Pattie Walker, Stepmother Zelda Sharpe, Brother-in-Law, Harvey “Red” Dunlap (Ann), first husband, Ike Pegram plus many loved aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Incidentally, her  favorite aunt, Aileen Jones passed on the exact same date 10 years prior.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Coventry House for their loving care of Lou, Hospice of Randolph County for taking care of Lou as her disease progressed, and others who cared for Lou during her illness, Cathy Patrick, Christine Cheek, and Tim Wilkins. All of you are saints and angels in our eyes.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that monetary donations in memory of Lou go to Alamance Presbyterian Church’s Discretionary or Choir Fund, Duke University Anatomical Gifts Program (c/o Emmerson Bennett), the Duke Energy Share the Warmth Program, or to Coventry House (c/o Traci McLaurin, please indicate funds are for patient financial assistance).

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