Mary Smith Walker, 88


BENSON — Mrs. Mary Smith Walker, age 88, of East Morris Avenue passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital in Dunn.

Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at the Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel in Benson. Officiating will be Rev. Jimmy Johnson. Burial will follow in Harnett Devotional Gardens in Dunn.

Mrs. Walker was born Sept. 5, 1931 in Sampson County to the late Fred C. and Mattie Jackson Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Walker and a son, Jackie Walker. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Bethesda Friends Meeting.

Surviving are her children, Autry Walker and wife, Edna of Dunn, Becky Bass of Dunn, and Eric Walker and wife, Beth of Benson; grandchildren, Carson Walker and wife, Leigh Ann of Coats, Kilty Walker of Brogden, Kathy Faircloth and husband, Freddie of Erwin, Matthew Walker of Goose Creek, South Carolina, April Strickland of Erwin; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Morgan, and Hunter; great-great grandchildren, Raylee and Maddie; sister, Levina Whittington of Dunn; brothers, Eugene Smith and wife, Shirley and Allie Ray Smith and wife, Sybil all of Dunn; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 prior to the service at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson and other times at the home of Becky Bass 620 Old U.S. 421, Dunn, NC 28334.

Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to Mingo Baptist Church, 1465 Mingo Church Road, Dunn, NC 28334. Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson.


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