Lawana Denise Hunt-Walker of Lake View died Friday Jan. 21, 2011, at home surrounded by her husband and family.

 

Lawana Denise Hunt-Walker of Lake View died Friday Jan. 21, 2011, at home surrounded by her husband and family.
She was born March 2, 1959 in Dermott.  She is the daughter of Dr. A. L. Hunt Sr. and Missionary Alice M. Kinlow Hunt-Tatum. Her father preceded her in death.  She was the fourth of 9 siblings.
On July 2, 1994, she married Pastor Ulysses Walker. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1980 and taught in several school systems including, Arkansas City, Dumas and Helena. She served as a minister of music for several years at the West Dumas Church of God in Christ, Lake View Church of God in Christ and most recently until her death at the First Church of God in Christ in McGehee where she was also the First Lady.
A gifted and accomplished songwriter, vocalist and musician, she performed with Grammy award winning artists and artists from across the nation.  She was a teacher and music and vocal coach to many persons in the state and throughout the nation. 
She leaves her husband, mother, four children, all of her siblings and a host of family and friends.
A memorial service celebrating her music and creativity will be held Friday, Jan 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hunt Memorial Cathedral of Faith in Dumas. A celebration of life will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at the First Church of God in Christ in McGehee.  The services are entrusted to Christian Way Funeral Home of Pine Bluff 870-536-2800.