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Anita Kay Walter

August 1, 1946October 25, 2020
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Anita Kay Walter, 74, passed away on October 25, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. She was born in Norfolk, VA and was a member of Central Baptist Church, Orange Park, FL. She trusted Christ as her Savior at an early age, and her love for the Lord was her inspiration. Her fondest memories include the Brown family farm, the summer garden, walking the fields, loving the cows, and riding their pony. Her earliest ambition was to be just like her dad. She loved to sing, fix hair and ride horses. Cars, animals, warm summer nights, and a night at the beach with her dad made her smile. She was a two year representative of MacArthur Academy at NATO Nations Azalea Cotillion in Norfolk, and was a cheerleader her senior year. She wore the mantle of motherhood with great pride, and worked tirelessly to fulfill all of its duties. Her proudest family moments included high school and college graduations and meeting her granddaughters. As a cosmetologist from 1967 to 2015, she passed the Virginia state boards in Richmond and continued her career as a Mary Kay beauty consultant for 17 years. She loved homeschooling, teaching Sunday School, and even taught 2nd and 3rd grade in Lawtey, FL. Her favorite pastimes were decorating her home and church at Christmas, sewing, embroidery, quilting and cross-stich.

Anita was predeceased by her parents: Alex and Virginia Brown; and her son, Stephen Douglas Walter. She is survived by her loving husband, Coy "Jerry" Walter; 2 sons: Eric Keith (McCarty) Perry and Marcus Lee (Jeni) Perry; 2 daughters: Laura Ann Walter and Courtney Jeannine (Eric) Harrison; 2 grandchildren: Jordan Leigh Perry and Alexandria Joy "Allie" Perry; 2 sisters: Sylvia Carry Maness and Alexis Carol Koelling; and a host of extended family and friends. Family will receive friends from 12- 1 PM with funeral services following at 1 PM, Thursday, October 29, 2020 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS HOLLY HILL FUNERAL HOME, 3601 Old Jennings Rd, Middleburg, FL with Pastor Jerry Thrower officiating. Graveside services will be held 11 AM, Monday November 2, 2020 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 6309 Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA. Please post words of comfort at www.hollyhillfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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  • Anita was predeceased by her parents: Alex and Virginia Brown; and her son, Stephen Douglas Walter. She is survived by her loving husband, Coy "Jerry" Walter; 2 sons: Eric Keith (McCarty) Perry and Marcus Lee (Jeni) Perry; 2 daughters: Laura Ann Walter and Courtney Jeannine (Eric) Harrison; 2 grandchildren: Jordan Leigh Perry and Alexandria Joy "Allie" Perry; 2 sisters: Sylvia Carry Maness and Alexis Carol Koelling; and a host of extended family and friends.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 29, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, November 2, 2020

Memories

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Alexis Brown Koelling

November 30, 2020

My sister taught me to harmonize and inspired me to take "chorus" in elementary school. We would sing while doing the dishes, get silly and laugh until our sides hurt. I have missed the laughter.

Geraldine Manning

November 23, 2020

Anita was a very special lady. I loved to hear her sing at church. Evelyn Nelson and I went to visit her and Jerry a few times before the virus hit the country. They were very nice to us. I loved listening to Anita. She was a very intelligent lady and knew a lot about different things. She will be missed! Geraldine Manning

Susan Thrower

November 16, 2020

Anita was one of a kind. She had a faith in God that she never hid from anyone. She always had a story of His goodness. And sometimes she just had a good story. She was generous and ready to help those in need. She loved to sing praises to her Lord and I’m certain is loving singing to His face now.

Pastor Jerry Thrower

November 16, 2020

I remember back to when Mrs. Anita was able to faithfully attend our services she was actively involved in our services. She loved to sing both congregational hymns and specials. While she sang a variety of solos at our Church, her favorite one to sing and our favorite one to have her sing was "He Didn't Throw The Clay Away". At our annual Christmas Candlelight Service, she could be counted on to sing "Mary Did You Know", which is not an easy song to sing because of the range required. As I preached, Mrs. Anita would be shaking her head in agreement as well as saying "Amen", "Praise The LORD", and other words of encouragement from where she sat. She would be quick to give words of encouragement to others and speak praise for the LORD. It was her nature to talk about her LORD in the course of regular conversation.

Marcus Perry

November 13, 2020

Mom was an amazing woman in every way a person can be. She was tender hearted and loved deeply. Her love for God was evident, and she loved to tell others about Him. She worked tirelessly. Her singing inspired me. She challenged me to dream big dreams and attempt big goals. She grounded me in matters of character. She has left her indelible image imprinted on my life, and I will forever be her grateful baby boy.

I love you mom 💕!
I look forward to the day we're together again 🌹!

Dody Schneider

November 9, 2020

So sorry for the loss of such a beautiful lady inside and out. Praying for her loved ones and Jerry. We went to church together and enjoyed hearing her sing. She was always so kind and giving,sweet and loving. She will be missed , but know she’s in heaven singing and praising her Lord. No more pain, no more suffering.

Love, Dody and Doug

Nancy Rieks

November 7, 2020

Anita was a wonderful woman inside and out and all who remember her would feel the same...such a special and loving human being..Thanks for being my friend. Nancy

Coy Walter

November 4, 2020

You were my guiding star and the love of my life. I will miss you Nita Love 💕 Jerry

Sandra Babb

November 1, 2020

I met her in beauty school, she became my best friend. We tried to keep in touch over the years, she never changed, always helping other people and telling them about the Lord. She is in her happy place now with her Lord and family and friends. I know l will see her again,till that day comes I'll miss you my friend.

Melisse Kager

October 27, 2020

So sorry to hear of Anita's sudden passing. But I know she is praising the Lord in heaven❤

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