Jerry Wrone Walker, Sr. – 1944-2021

Jerry Wrone Walker, Sr. – 1944-2021

Jerry Wrone Walker Sr. went to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, May 7, 2021 at the age of 76. He was born on December 2, 1944 to the late William and Johnnie Walker, Sr.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Walker and Burton Walker; one sister, Annie Mae Walker. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Ardelia Walker; his children, Anita Jackson, Cassandra Walker, Jerry Walker, Jr., Patricia Swinton (Reggie, Sr.), Curtis Walker (Dekeata); numerous grandchildren and great-grands; sisters, Jeanne Moss, Bessie Thrower (Josiah), Mannie Walker; brothers, Billy Walker, William Clayton Walker; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family, and friends whom he loved dearly.

Jerry was a United States Army veteran, receiving many medals and awards. His civilian profession was in contract sales until his retirement. From the age of 14, he played golf and enjoyed participating in a host of tournaments and benefits for worthy causes. Jerry graduated from Jones High School and Shorter College. He was a member of St. Peters Rock Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and in other capacities.

A walk-through visitation will be held Friday, May 14, 2021, noon to 4 p.m. at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, Ark. Masks are required and social spacing is observed.
The viewing service will be held at St. Peters Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 2201 Brown Street, Little Rock, Ark., 72204, on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10 a.m.; the homegoing service will be immediately after at 11 a.m. The burial will be on Monday, May 17, 2021, at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 West Maryland Avenue, North Little Rock, Ark., at 11 a.m. Arrangements are by Ruffin and Jarrett Funeral Home.


2 thoughts on “Jerry Wrone Walker, Sr. – 1944-2021”

  • Mattie and I are deeply saddened by the transitioning of Jerry…The beloved Walker family have or sincere condolences…
    Jerry was one of my wife’s favorite cousins and often spoke of him and was proud of him…Upon my first time meeting him back in the late 70’s, we instantly formed a bond that lasted throughout…On many of his golfing outing in Pine Bluff, he would come by our house and visit…I, sometimes would accompany him on the golf course as a spectator…On one occasion, after winning the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Homecoming Golf Championship, Jerry surprised my wife, Mattie and presented her with his Championship trophy…She was overjoyed and to to this day, she still have and admire that trophy mmensely…
    Jerry was a brother, a friend and someone I looked up to…He will truly be missed down here by gracing us with his appearance…
    To the family, I pray that God grant you all the strength to get through these trying times and continue to exhibit the love Jerry had for both his immediate and extended family…I am proud to have been a part of his family and be a friend and brother…
    Rest well, Jerry…You have completed your mission down here, and have served humanity well with grace and respect…
    “Weeping may endureth for a night, but joy cometh in the morning…
    Mattie and I love you all andpray for your strength in the coming days…

    Love and admiration
    Herman L and Mattie M Hampton
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas

  • Mattie and I desired to be present for Jerry’s Homegoings celebration and burial, but because of continued health issues,, we’re unable to do do…However, we will be there in spirit…
    We love you all and shall follow-up with phone calls…

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