Carlena Walker, of Mt. Sterling, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 at ST. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY. She was a 90 year old native of Montgomery County, daughter of the late Pete and Gwendolyn Gist Walker and a longtime member of Evergreen Baptist Church. A devoted mother and grandmother, sister and aunt, family historian and confidant, her passion was spending time with her family and friends, and browsing at the Goodwill and Kroger stores.
She is survived by 4 daughters, Judy (Gene Sr.) Jones and Joyce (Ronnie Sr.) Chenault, both of Paris, LaJava Nell (Michael Sr.) Chenault and Deterria (late Marshall) Sleet, both of Lexington, a son, Adrian (Nawasca) Franklin of Mt. Sterling, a grandson she raised as her son, Kenneth Walker of Lexington, 12 other grand-children, Cordell Lamont Jones, Latoya Renee Chenault, Derrick Jones, Gene Jones Jr., Michael Chenault Jr., Sherese Walker, Natasha Sleet, Timothy Chenault, Kevin Chenault, Cydney Sleet and Adreonna Franklin, 18 great-grandchildren, Cody, Jalen, Delur and Cordell Jones Jr., Taran, Jordan, Latasha, Rashawna, Ronia, Keona, Jazmen, Daezon, Cheriah, Kamren, Josh, Jaliyah, Trevor and Jayden; 1 great-great-grandson, Tayron, 5 sisters, Mattie Walker and Margaret Walker, both of Mt. Sterling, Lucille Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio, Gwendolyn Hooten of Winchester, Laura Franks of Stanton, 1 brother, retired Colonel Paul Walker of Atlanta, Georgia, 2 sisters-in-law, Ovella Walker and Emma Walker and 1 brother-in-law, Donald L. Hooten, several nieces, nephews, and special friends that always held a special place in her heart, some even regarding her as a mother.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Ronnie Chenault Jr., 2 brothers, Ace Ervin and Joe Everett Walker, a sister, Nannie Hester Lee, 2 brothers-in-law, Levi Johnson and Robert Franks.
Her funeral will be 1:00 Friday at High Street Christian Church, Rev. Arthur Douthitt and Rev. Darrell Hayden presiding, with burial in Evergreen Memory Gardens. Visita-tion is 6-8:00 Thursday at Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals.Sign/View Guestbook