ALBANY -- Mrs. Belma Walker departed this life on June 6, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, GA. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Bethel AME Church, Rev Ernest Davis will officiate. Burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery.

At an early age she joined the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church where she remained a faithful member until her demise.

She was educated in the Dougherty County System. She received a bachelor's degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. and a Master's degree from New York University, New York, NY. She was an active member of the Albany chapter of the Spelman Alumni.

She taught in the Dougherty County School System for more than thirty years.

She had one son: Michael Bryan and an adopted son: Calvin Ward; both preceded her in death.

Belma leaves to cherish her memory a grandson, Colin (LaRhonda) Nicks, A granddaughter, Joia Bryan. four great-grandchildren: Keontae Brown, Xzavion Nicks, Zamont Nicks, Ziera Nicks. A brother: Robert Washington of Macon,GA, A sister: Sarah (Joe) Richardson of Atlanta, GA, two nephews: Yishmirai Ben-Israel (aka Anthony Richardson) of Atlanta, GA and Roderick Richardson of Albany, GA. four nieces: Lisa Reid and Charisse Jackson of Atlanta, GA, Kwajelyn Lewis of Baltimore, MD and Betty Robin of Waldrof, MD. A special caregiver: Tevika Hawkins of Albany, GA , a special cousin Robert Rhymes of Sylvester, GA and a host of other relatives and friends.

Elliott Funeral Home

Albany 229/436-3553