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Originally published: 2014-03-17 09:27:21
Last modified: 2014-03-17 12:00:47

Ola Parsons Greene Walker

Ola Parsons Greene Walker, 93, of Hickory, a native and former resident of Watauga County, went peacefully to meet our precious Lord Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton, after a brief struggle with pneumonia and leukemia.
Mrs. Walker was born August 2, 1920, in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Walter William Parsons and Nellie Miller Parsons. She was a retired housekeeper for a Lutheran Home and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Zionville.
Ola thoroughly enjoyed gospel music and often sang for her friends and family. She was courageous and loved to try new things. One of the favorites of late was helicopter rides through the mountains in Tennessee. She was the kindest, most loving person you could ever know. Our world is dimmer without her smiles and hugs, but Heaven has gained a precious soul full of love and light. We celebrate knowing she is sitting at the feet of her Savior.
Ola has left behind a legacy and so many wonderful memories that live on in her family. She leaves one daughter, Frances Greene Hodges and husband, Dennie, of Hickory; one granddaughter, Fredia Scruggs and husband, Wayne, of Hickory; one grandson, Jeff Hodges and wife, Donna, of Hickory; five great-granddaughters, Tiffany Scruggs, Mindy Scruggs, Makayla Hodges, Mackenzie Hodges, all of Hickory, and Lorrie Walker of Gas City, Ind.; three great-grandsons, Logan Scruggs of Hickory, David Walker and wife, Paula, of Kokomo, Ind., and Dale Walker and wife, Rose, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; she was also blessed to meet and welcome the fifth generation, great-great-granddaughter, Jocelyn Andrea Marr last year; two sisters, Ethel Jones of Todd, and Vergie Moretz of Boone; and one brother, James and wife, Elree, of Lenoir. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Greene; her second husband, Roy A. Walker; an infant son, Cecil Reed Greene; two sisters, Ophelia Watson and Lucille Watson, and three brothers, Howard, Clarence, and Junior Parsons.
Funeral services for Ola Parsons Greene Walker were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body lay in state from 1 until 2 p.m. at the chapel. Officiating were the Rev. Scott Howard, the Rev. Charles Patton, and the Rev. Edwin Elmore. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends from 1 until 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, at the funeral home, prior to the service.
She loved flowers, but those desiring to make a memorial donation in her name, may send it to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC, 28658. They were absolutely wonderful with managing her pain and taking wonderful care and concern with her and our family. We will be forever grateful to them.
Online condolences may be sent to the Walker family at http://www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.