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1631 Church Street
NORFOLK, VA 23504
Phone: 757-622-1085
Fax: 757-624-1508
Walter Williams

Walter Everette Williams

Tuesday, December 18th, 1928 - Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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Walter Everette Williams, 91, of Norfolk, VA, passed away in his home on April 18, 2020. Walter, affectionately known as ‘Snook’, was born on December 18, 1928 to Henry and Annie Delores Williams, in Skippers, VA. He was the eldest of nine children born to this union. He attended Greensville County public schools and joined Antioch Baptist Church at an early age. Though he only had a 6th grade education, he had lots of common sense and a willingness to learn and to excel. Walter spent his early years working on his father’s farm. He took great pride in driving his father to town and to visit family and friends.
At the age of 21, Walter married Emma Ruth Moore. They later moved to Norfolk, VA, where they lived the remainder of their life. Four children were born out of this union: Iris, Brenda, Walter Barnette and Audrey. After working for several companies, Walter found his niche at Sovereign/Nations/Bank of America. Walter started worked at the bank as an elevator operator. When this job function was no longer needed, he began to work in the mail room. He had a high regard for his job and took his work very seriously. Walter worked at the bank until he retired at the age of 65.
Walter always enjoyed cooking. He made the absolute best chopped bar-b-que. After retirement, he took great pride in perfecting his culinary skills. He believed that he was master chef and could cook anything! He would cook for anyone, as long as they complimented him on how good his food was. In addition to cooking, Walter loved to garden. Walter was a very generous person - sharing his vegetables with his family, friends, neighbors and even his Doctor. Committed to being informed, Walter read the paper daily. If he did not know the definition of a word, he would find its definition.
Walter was an active member of the Berkley Civic League. He was also the neighborhood socialite. He enjoyed hosting his friends and neighbors on the front porch or in his “nest” (mancave). Walter was quite the comedian and one who was never at a loss for words. All who knew him knew he had an affinity for nice clothes and his Stacy Adams shoes.
Walter lived a good and long life. His endured a short illness prior to his passing. He was looking forward to meeting his first born, Iris on Heaven’s porch.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents, 16 siblings and his daughter- Iris Perkins. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Emma; children, Brenda, Walter Barnette (Angela) and Audrey (McKinley); seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Sadie Noble and Hattie Powell (Rudolph); one brother, Julian (Easter) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 24th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 24th, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Graves Funeral Home
    Address
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 25th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 25th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Antioch Baptist Church Emporia
    Address
    700 Taylors Mill Rd
    Emporia, VA 23847
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  • Interment

    Location
    Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    700 Taylors Mill Rd
    Emporia, Virginia 23847
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Clarissa Davis

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Wayne Jones

Posted at 07:43am
To the Williams family,
It is with great sadness that I learn of the passing of Mr. Williams. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Emma and the entire family. Mr. Williams was always kind to me as a young man growing up on Hardy Ave. My family was very fond of the Williams's family. Our deepest sympathy is shared with you on today. May you find peace and comfort knowing that he is safe in the Master's arms.

Love, Wayne Jones and family (AKA) Sam
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ODUWC

Posted at 10:45am
To the family of Mr. Walter

In this time, may the comfort of God be with you.
Armed with the memories, life lessons, wisdom, laughter, and parental impart of him reside with you for years to come.
Pettie - your sisters @ arms are remembering you in prayers.

- ODU Women's Center staff
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Bernitha Simmons

Posted at 10:30pm
Brenda, my condolences and sympathy to your Mother, you and family. May the grace of God bring your family the peace that surpasses all understanding. God Bless you all. Bernitha
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Mark &Linda Williams

Posted at 08:17pm
To the Walter Williams family, you have my sincere condolence. He has been a good uncle and will be missed by all.
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