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Christopher Lee Walker, 38, of Tupelo, died Thursday, September 16, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
He was born on June 8, 1983, in Tupelo, Mississippi, the son of Richard Walker and the late Doris Ann Claiborne. From the moment he was born, his inner joy seemed to shine. Everyone loved him instantaneously as he had a likeable personality. He was affectionately called “Chris” by his family and close friends. He attended Tupelo High School and was part of the Class of 2001, where he played football and was in the marching band. He worked for Phillips Garden Center and was quite the handyman. He loved mowing yards, painting houses and fishing. But his true passion was detailing cars. He learned from the best as he worked for his grandfather at Walker’s Clean Up Shop when he was a young boy. He enjoyed spending quality time with his children and doing things for “Maw Maw” around the house. Christopher was a member of Temple of Compassion and Deliverance under the leadership of Bishop Clarence Parks. He also fellowshipped with The Church of the Living God.
Christopher is survived by his father: Richard (Shariah) Walker; two sisters: Angel Walker and Hannah Walker; a cousin-brother: Zachari Ruff; four step-sisters: Gabrielle Gates, Kenya Gladney, Kyla Claiborne and Kierra Claiborne; two step-brothers: Evan Gates and Camrhon Claiborne; two daughters: Arianna Walker and Krislynn Walker; three sons: Avaante Christopher McSwain, Christian Walker and Jakobe Walker, his grandmother: Willie B. Ruff “Maw Maw”; his step-father: Rolan Claiborne; his girlfriend: Porshia Copeland, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Services will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Temple of Compassion and Deliverance, 1148 North Madison, Tupelo, MS 38804. Viewing will be from 11 am to 1 pm and the funeral will begin at 1 pm.
Burial will be Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Shiloh Cemetery in Fulton, MS
Serenity-Autry Funeral Home in Pontotoc, MS is in charge of arrangements.
September 25, 2021
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Temple of Compassion & Deliverance
1148 North Madison
Tupelo, MS 38804