Thelma Walden

August 25, 1917March 12, 2014

Thelma I. Walden, age 96 of Pensacola, passed away on March 12, 2014. Thelma moved to Pensacola from Chipley, FL to go to work for Monsanto which is where she retired. Ms. Walden was preceded in death by her daughter, Geraldine Armstrong and son, Jerry Walden. Her work ethic taught her to be passionate about many things including her family, friends and working in her yard. Ms. Walden loved her flowers and dancing very much. Thelma talked to the Lord daily giving thanks. She is survived by her two daughters, Earline (Donald) Peterson and Judy (Mike) Stephens; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one brother, Thomas (Betty) Taylor of Columbia, SC. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral will begin at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with burial to follow at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Covenant Hospice or East Brent Baptist Church.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 15, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 15, 2014

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Buddy Mitchell

March 31, 2014

A grand Lady, and loved to dance, putting most younger people to shame. Our condolences to her family and friends.

PWP Buddy Mitchell---Fraternal Order Of Eagles.

Deon & Deb Hawkins

March 16, 2014

Praying for your family <3

March 15, 2014

My heart & prayers go out to Earline Peterson and her family. Earline is a dear friend of my grandmother, Phyllis McCargo, and myself. I am so sorry for your loss, Earline. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting your mother, but it was such a joy to read her obituary which stated she "talked to the Lord daily giving thanks". What an inspiration! We know she is in heaven with Jesus celebrating :)
With Love,
Amy Bowers & family

amy mccargo

March 14, 2014

So sorry for the loss of such a devoted and beloved lady. Erlene Peterson is a friend of our mother,Phyllis McCargo. You all were so supportive and helpful during the loss of our father..We wish you so much of the same with your loss. Hope it helps to know others are thinking and praying for you.
Jim and Amy McCargo

March 14, 2014

I believe Thelma is my cousin. Since my father, Ira Pettis, died I did not know
her married name. If she is, her father was Angus Taylor, of Wausau, FL and
was the brother of my grandmaother, Laura Frances Pettis(Taylor). We used to go to Uncle Ang's and Aunt Etta's. If I am wrong, I apologize. My email is I am doing geneaology and would love to meet you. I am sorry for your loss. Gld bless you.Paullean Pettis Capps

Paul and Margie Moniz

March 14, 2014

Thelma was a lovely lady, she was my Idol. If I live as long as she I want to be just like her. She was a great person, sorry I am out of town and will not be able to attend her funeral. I will remember her the way she was - always active, until the leg took her down.

March 14, 2014

Rupert & Linda Madsen, Love You! God's Blessings to the family of Ms. Thelma's