Lamar James Walker
Lamar James Walker, 69 transitioned from this earthly home on June 24, 2020 surrounded by his wife and children after battling a brief illness.
Lamar was born on March 8, 1951 to the late Mary Walker and Lamar James in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Sterrett Elementary and graduated from Taylor-Alderdice High School. William “Billy” McClain and David Warner were childhood friends. Billy and David lived on the same street and they often played together at each other’s homes. He often mentioned Danny Burrell whom he said borrowed his skates but never returned them. He recalls playing basketball with his friend John. John played and Lamar warmed the bench.
Lamar provided colorful explanations to his mom when he was caught including after she found numerous ignitions under his bed. Lamar was later given the opportunity to avoid punishment as long as he told “her” the truth.
Lamar transitioned to Georgia at the age of 25. He was one of the original residents of Harmony Park Apartments where he resided over 20 years. In June 2006 he became neighbors with Alan Martin and John Dethridge. They held down building 11 for many years. They remained loyal friends till his passing.
He met his wife at Harmony Park where she also resided for numerous years. To hear him tell it he stole Lafreda’s heart for a cup of coffee and a donut at QuikTrip. Lamar and Lafreda married on September 19, 2009. Lamar retired on disability from working in varied industries in 2010. In his free time, he enjoyed his various PlayStations and movies. Lamar attended World Changers Church International (WCCI) for 20 years prior to becoming a member with his wife. He continued to enjoy the service of warming the bench by being a faithful pew member. He was drawn to World Changers by the statement “In all your getting get understanding.”
Lamar is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Lafreda, his son Lamar J. Walker III (Renea) Huntsville, AL; daughter Sonya Walker Steward (Kevin) Pittsburgh, PA. Lamar was preceded in death by his daughter, Monique White. He leaves his legacy grandsons: Ternando Bryant Atlanta, GA; Quinton Walker Atlanta, GA; Maquale Steward Pittsburgh, PA, Treyvon Bryant Fort Worth, TX; Zamarion Bryant Anderson, IN; granddaughters: Kimberly Adderly (Cedric) Memphis, TN; Quentisha Bryant (Shahkor) Atlanta, GA; Latorva Campbell (Matthew) Pittsburgh, PA; Seraya Steward Pittsburgh, PA; TeKirra Bryant Atlanta, GA; Lamaria Walker Charlotte, NC; Heaven Steward Pittsburgh, PA and last but not least KeMya Walker Anderson, IN; godson Xavier Leonard and his parents Olivia and Bernard Atlanta, GA; his best best man Samuel Ball III (Trey). His in-laws Samuel and Johnnie Ball of Atlanta,GA and a host of realitves, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, 395 Chamberlin St., S.E., Dr. Zeddie D. Scott, Pastor, with Pastor Carol Jones, officiating. The viewing will be at the church from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service.
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