OBITUARY

Gertraud Maria Walker

April 30, 1956January 3, 2020
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A Celebration of the Life of Gertraud Maria Walker, 63, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Walker passed away Friday, January 3, 2020. Born in Guzenhausen, Germany, she the only child of the late Karl and Maria Margareta Schmidt Deuter.

Maria was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church and the S.C. Women of ELCA. For many years, Maria was a long-distance truck driver before attending Trident Technical College, where she completed a number of courses in cake decorating and bread baking to refine her baking technique. She was a talented pastry maker and owned Gertraud’s Baked Goodies. In addition to her greatest love, baking for her family, she enjoyed knitting, crafts and reading. Most importantly, Maria was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She especially took great pleasure in her role as a grandmother and loved caring for her grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Walker; son, Larry (Andrye’l) Walker; daughter, Vanessa (Shawn) McCutchen; grandchildren: Nate Walker, Allyssa Walker, Michaela McCutchen, Jacob McCutchen, Liam Walker, and Alaina McCutchen. She was predeceased by her son, Michael Walker.

  • FAMILY

  • Karl Deuter, Father (deceased)
  • Maria Margareta Schmidt Deuter, Mother (deceased)
  • Thomas Walker, Husband
  • Larry Walker, Son
  • Andrye'l Walker, Daughter-in-law
  • Vanessa Walker McCutchen, Daughter
  • Shawn McCutchen, Son-in-law
  • Michael Walker, Son (deceased)
  • She is also survived by hergrandchildren: Nate Walker, Allyssa Walker, Michaela McCutchen, Jacob McCutchen, Liam Walker, and Alaina McCutchen.
    Karl and Maria Margareta Schmidt Deuter

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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Shyanta Mathis

January 10, 2020

Hello,
Theresa and I are saddened to hear the lost of such a beautiful spirited person. Thomas you and the family are in our prayers,

Shy and Theresa (ProDrivers)

George Windley

January 8, 2020

On behalf of the First Baptist Missionary Church, Sumter SC, we would to send our prayers and condolences to the Walker family. Please know we are thinking of you during this time.

Rev George Windley Jr., Pastor

Pat Blackwell

January 8, 2020

Thomas, Vanessa, Larry, and family! Steve and I are so sorry for your loss! We feel the loss along with you as we enjoyed Gertraude as a friend and church circle member! We will always remember her generosity in sharing her delicious baked goodies, and her hearty laugh! She loved her family beyond measure. Her love, and all the wonderful memories you have of her will be with you always! We hold all of you in our hearts and prayers, and know the Love of Christ will strengthen you and give you His Peace!

Gisela Pearson

January 7, 2020

My condolences to the Walker family and I’m so very sorry for your loss. Gertraud had a kind soul and personality. I first met Gertraud a few years ago when the German group got together to watch an international soccer game. We were seated on the same table and struck up a friendship I thought that would last forever! RIP sweet lady!

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