OBITUARY

Kelley Erin Blackmon Walker

February 20, 1979February 17, 2021

Kelley Erin Blackmon Walker, age 41, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at her home in Cary, North Carolina.

She was born the second child of Durwood Lenzie Blackmon and Linda Lee Blackmon in Fayetteville, North Carolina on February 20, 1979.

She is preceded in death by her father, Durwood Lenzie Blackmon and is survived by her loving husband, David Scott Walker; mother, Linda Lee Blackmon; brother, Durwood Blackmon II and his fiancé, Janet Moffitt; several nieces and nehpews; and her five fur-babies.

Kelley was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, School of Nursing. She was registered nurse for 20 years and took great pride in helping others.

Kelley enjoyed world travel, horseback riding, watersports, camping, cinema/movies, live theater and was an avid fan of the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team. She was a passionate animal lover and cared deeply for discarded and forgotten furry family members. Kelley assisted with many animal charities and rescue organizations as a volunteer foster parent.

Due to the current pandemic, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Dog Warriors Rescue, 515 East Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511 or Saving Grace Animal Shelter, 13400 Old Creedmoor Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587. Pleae write 'Kelley' in the memo or on bottom of the check.

Her radiant smile, kind and caring nature, and generous spirit will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all her friends and family.

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Anna Rose Massengill

February 23, 2021

I did not know Kelly, but I did know her Daddy, as we grew up in the same rural area I still call home. I believe she looks a lot like him. My thoughts and Prayers are with each of you. I am also a nurse, and passionate about all the animals that need us in a positive way.

Margie Bizzell-Stewart

February 23, 2021

Although I cannot physically be with y’all, please know my love and prayers are with you.

Trish Adams

February 22, 2021

Linda, I am so sorry I didn't stay in touch and never got to know your beautiful girl, or got to know Beau better. I have had you all in my thoughts often over the years. I was thinking about Kelley's birthday a lot over the past week, and that's how I found out about her struggle, and her passing. There are no words and I just can't even stand to think about your pain. I know how much you cherish every second of your children's lives. You were and are the best mom in the world, and I'm sure Kelley felt your love every second she was here.
When I worked at Planned Parenthood, I had to write the news about Shannon Lowney... i was way too immature for that task. I left it to a wiser voice:
"I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned
With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.

Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.
Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.
A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,
A formula, a phrase remains,—but the best is lost.

The answers quick and keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,—
They are gone. They are gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled
Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve.
More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.

Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned."

You, Beau and Kelley's loved ones -- and her fur babies -- will be in our thoughts, not just now, but in the weeks to come.
With our love, Trish and Jill

Susan and David McDaniel

February 21, 2021

We met Scott and Kelley over a shared love of Hurricanes hockey when they sat behind us. We learned we had many shared interests, as we were all in healthcare. Kelley was a bright shining light whose spirit will always live on. We adopted a dog that Kelley and Scott fostered through Saving Grace and every time we look at her , we think of the blessing of this pet that Kelley and Scott entrusted us with.

Our condolences to both families.

All our love and prayers,

Susan and David McDaniel

Sherrill Jacobson

February 18, 2021

One of our best volunteer fosters has lost her fierce and courageous battle with cancer. Kelley Blackmon Walker was only 41 years old. Kelley was a wonderful woman with a beautiful soul and she will be forever missed by all who ever had the pleasure of meeting/knowing her. Kelley’s close friend Susan and Kelley’s husband ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Kelley’s name to our 501c3, Dog Warriors Rescue. Her joy and selfless ability to care for our injured and mentally broken dogs in need will never be forgotten. She touched our hearts profoundly by opening her heart and home to help rehabilitate dogs who needed her love and care. RIP sweet Kelley. The bright light you radiated while here on planet earth will never dim in the minds and souls of all the humans’ and dogs’ lives you touched. Please watch over all of us...you truly earned your wings a very long time ago before ever crossing over to the other side. ❤️ 👼 🙏🏻🐕❤️😔😇

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY