December 31, 1951 – March 29, 2021
Cynthia Walker was born on December 31, 1951 in Baltimore Maryland to the late Melvin Refinstuard Harris Sr. (deceased) and Lucille Harris. She was educated in the Baltimore City School System graduating from Forest Park High School in 1969. Cynthia furthered her education graduating from the Community College of Baltimore, St. Leo’s College and the University of Maryland.
Cynthia’s career began with the Baltimore City Department of Education. She worked many years as the secretary at Forest Park High School. Her last employment in Baltimore was with the Department of Health.
On October 27, 1973, Cynthia married her long time boyfriend, Andrew Walker who was in the United States Air Force. They were blessed with two children, Nicole and Andrew III. As a military family, they travelled the world living in Florida, Greece, Spain and Virginia. While living overseas, they travelled throughout Europe to various parts of Spain, Germany, Turkey and England. While living in Greece, Cynthia was employed as a government civil servant with the Department of Defense. She worked as a secretary to the base commander, Chief of Records Management, and in Human Relations as a Classification Specialist. Both Cynthia and Andrew worked in the Pentagon for several years. She continued as a civil servant until she retired in June 2009 with the Defense Information Systems Agency in Virginia as a Human Relations Specialist.
Cynthia enjoyed travelling, art, singing, bowling, exercising and cooking. She was very active in church both stateside and overseas. She would often plan family trips on a couple days notice. While living in Zaragoza, Spain, on several occasions she would say “We’re going on vacation”. When we asked “where”, her reply was always, “Wherever the plane is going. We travelled extensively on military aircraft and never had a problem going or returning. We also travelled throughout the Pacific, Mexico, Belize, the Caribbean and Middle East.
In 1994, Cynthia and Andrew joined First Mount Zion Baptist Church. Cynthia was very active in church until her health began to deteriorate in 2013. She was a member of the mass choir, senior ushers and Share Ministries and very active in Sunday school. In 2007 Cynthia was consecrated as a Deaconess where she served faithfully. Her life is a testimony to what can be accomplished through faith and trust in God.
While we know Cynthia has found a home beyond compare, we will miss her so much. Those left to cherish her memory and to continue to learn from her life’s examples include her husband, Andrew Walker; daughter, Nicole Bowser (Lester) and son Andrew Walker III (Francesca); mother, Lucille Harris; brother Melvin Jr. (Anna); brother Jeffrey (Monica); sister Melva Jones; and sister Angela. She has two grandchildren, Rickie Banister Jr. and Julian Walker. Cynthia also has a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended families and an array of friends.
Online condolences may be made at www.mullinsthompsonstafford.com
- Parkinson's Group of Choice
Celebration of Life
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
April 6, 2021
To Andy Walker and family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your precious wife.
I pray that your memories will keep you close to her.
Beverly H Grant and Family
Nicole A Johnson
April 6, 2021
Dear Andy and Family,
I celebrate with you the Homegoing of Cynthia knowing that she will wear a large Crown of Righteousness. Cynthia was one of the sweetest, warmest people I ever knew at First Mount Zion. I especially loved her wonderful smile and hugs. We served together for a short while on the Senior Usher Ministry.
She will be missed, but I am so grateful to have known her, and I feel good that she is now at peace with her Heavenly Father.
I pray for you, Nicole, and Andrew III to continue to lean on the Lord and remember it is okay to allow tears of love to flow down your cheeks. She will live on in your memory forever!
Nicole Johnson (Trustee)
April 4, 2021
We met Cynthia at First Mt Zion Baptist Church and remember her as quiet and a Godly persona. We commend Andy for the dedication to his beautiful and Godly bride in her infirmity for so many years. Andy, may God Bless you seven-fold, for keeping your marital oath, “til death do ye part!”