The story of the beautiful ALICE ANN WALKER. is still being written through the lives of her three living children: Albert (Linda) Jesse Gardner, Martha (Eddie) Ann McCory, and Tonya Stenola Williams. The legacy of Grandma Alice is still growing through her seven grandchildren: Mashakii Qoseph) Archibald, Martha (Mandrill) Montgomery, Alice (Carlton) Prince, Jessica Qake) Latham, T ary Hanks, Caran Qulia) Hanks, and Jamaal Lawson. Great-Grandma Alice's tree of life will continue to blossom because of her fifteen great-grandchildren: Yasmine Parks, Akilah Parks, Marsalis Parks, Mason Montgomery, Madison Montgomery, Taylor-Simone Prince, Kalen-Anthony Prince, JalenAlexander Prince, Elizabeth Ann Latham, Tatiana Hanks, Kristiana Hanks, Tarion Shell, Jenia Howard, Sydney McCloud, and Tony McCloud. Grandma's loving spirit touches baby Charlotte Iniko Latham as she is still forming in her mother's womb. God always blesses babies.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" was sketched in her heart when God breathed life into Alice Ann Walker on December 27, 1924, in Baltimore, Maryland. Raised in an orphanage by Catholic nuns, the Word of the Lord permeated through her soul every day. She studied the Bible and learned about the incredible miracles and works of the Saints. St. Anthony was Grandma's favorite Saint. Many times, Grandma prayed to Saint Anthony to find lost articles for our family and friends. Although we laughed, we all were believers. However, I firmly believe that Saint Anthony "found" Grandma a life that was full of purpose, happiness, and joy.
Although Grandma grew up without parents, she had a purpose that created prosperity for us all. She migrated to Saint Louis, alone, to become a nurse at Homer G. Phillips Hospital. Homer G. Phillips Hospital was the only hospital west of the Mississippi River to train African-American doctors and nurses. Grandma grew up in a time where she did not have the right to vote but, lived to vote for her favorite president, Barack Obama. She lived through the great depression, segregation, and Jim Crow Laws. Growing up in foster care was unbearable, but Grandma leaned on God and knew God was working for her good during every phase of her life. She lived a life without disease, the heartbreak of losing a child or, wanting for anything. Grandma lived a life of pure joy, peace, and lavishing love. At 95 years old, she spent her last days eating plenty of cookies and juicy burgers, learning to play the guitar, and teaching her grandkids how to yodel.
In the words of Mother Teresa, "Intense love does not measure, it gives." To honor our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, we ask that you give intense love to your friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Cathedral at Pleasant Grove Church under the direction of Senior Pastor, Bishop Courtney Allan Jones. The Cathedral at Pleasant Grove Church is located directly across the street from Homer G. Phillips Hospital, where Grandma spent her life caring for the sick and giving intense love to the community. Also, The Cathedral at Pleasant Grove Church is where her granddaughter Madison and daughter Martha were baptized three days before Grandma received her wings.
Grandma received her wings on July 22, 2020, with her granddaughters by her side. Alice Ann Walker was greeted at the pearly gates in heaven by her best friends Aunt Bee, Louise Prince, and Henry Prince, son-in-law Greg Williams, Baby Kameron Prince, and Martha's best friend Tawanda Jackson and son Jay.
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