Rev. Dr. Charles Walker Dies in Philadelphia (HOMEGOING UPDATE)
Rev. Joe Williams informed TBGB that pastor, musician, composer, professor and author Rev. Dr. Charles Walker passed away Sunday, August 21 in Philadelphia.
A relative of Mahalia Jackson, Dr. Walker was among the early musician leaders of Rev. Dr. Clay Evans' Fellowship M.B. Church in Chicago. He was a professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and served as pastor of Philadelphia's Nineteenth Street Baptist Church. He wrote Miss Lucie, a biography of gospel songwriter Lucie Campbell.
Among Dr. Walker's musical compositions is Requiem for Brother Martin, a work for chorus and orchestra written in memory of Rev. Dr. Luther King, Jr. His knowledge of music history was boundless.
His sons Pierre and Jason are also noted musicians.
TBGB expresses its deepest sympathies to the Walker family on their dear loss.
Homegoing services are below. The repast will be at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church (Rev. Allyn Waller, Pastor).
Triumph Baptist Church - Rev. James S. Hall, Jr., Pastor
1648 W. Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Lie In State: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Musical: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Viewing: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral: 11:00 a.m. - Dr. Clay Evans, Officiating
The Walker Family
631 Lindley Avenue
Glenside, PA 19038
Emmanuel Johnson Funeral Home
6653 Chew Ave.
Philadelphia, PA. 19119