Dessie "Sissy" Irene Walker

April 20, 1943February 28, 2018

Dessie Walker, age 74, went to her heavenly home on February 28, 2018.

Born April 20, 1943 in Alexander County, she was the daughter of the late Landon and Hexie Smith.

In addition to her parents, Sissy was preceded in death by her sister, Jacqueline Travis and brothers, Harold and Carol Smith.

Surviving are her children, Diane and Jesse Ross and Sheila Putnam. She had numerous grandchildren, Jessica (Kyle) Brooks, Jordan Putnam, Nicholas and Maxwell Ross, Jonathan Ross. Sissy also had five great grandchildren, Travis and Alexis Brooks, Hayden, Kadie and Kandice Ross.

A celebration of her life will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Newton at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018, where she was a member. Pastor Lloyd Jones will speak at her celebration of life services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Flowers may be sent to 5207 Laurel Haven Ave., Morganton, NC 28655.


  • American Cancer Society


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 3, 2018

Dessie "Sissy" Irene Walker

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Sheila Putnam

March 2, 2018

My beautiful mom! My guardian angel 👼 forever and ever until I walk through heavens gates to see you again! I love you ❤️😘 momma!