Mrs. Rosalind Martin Walker, age 73, of Walterboro, entered into rest Thursday evening, April 8, 2021, at her residence under the care of Amedisys Hospice.
Born on April 20, 1947, the youngest daughter of the late Adger Columbus Martin and the late Bertha Lee Partridge Martin, she was a native of Abbeville, South Carolina, where she resided until making Walterboro her home in 1971. Rosalind was a beautiful and kindhearted soul who exemplified the traits of an elegant Southern lady. She was a licensed cosmetologist having made her name throughout the Walterboro community becoming an icon at The Head Shed and eventually working at Kalee’s Hair. She worked diligently in life to establish her name and make sure that she helped others to see just how beautiful they were. Rosalind knew from an early age that Christ was her Savior. She loved the Lord and her family. A longtime member of First Baptist Church in Walterboro, she along with Chuck taught the third grade Sunday School Class. Several years ago, Rosalind and Chuck joined with others to be a driving force behind a calling from God to establish the Nova Church in Walterboro. Since that time, she has served faithfully where needed and often hosted in-home Bible Study groups. Missions was another of her passions, and she went on several mission trips to Kentucky. Rosalind enjoyed traveling, having traveled often with friends to the beach and mountains as well as to Dr. David Jeremiah’s Senior Celebrations retreat. She will always be remembered for the love she had for others and her family, always putting forth her best and giving of what she could to her fellowman and even animals she knew were in need. She knew the value of family and she knew that a good homecooked meal could make all things better.
Surviving are: her husband, the light and love of her life for thirty-one years, Mr. Charles Ray “Chuck” Walker; two children, William Edwin Southard, Jr. and his wife Melissa Williamson Southard of West Ashley, and Angela Southard Winther of Mount Pleasant; a brother, Thomas “Butch” Martin of Greenwood; two sisters, Margaret Martin Mulholland of Abbeville and Claudette Stevens of Greenwood; and seven grandchildren, Hunter Charles Stone, Tyler Walker Stone, Savannah Evelyn Winther, Harrison Matthew Winther, Katharine Grace Winther, Georgia Layne Southard, Parker David Southard and Jay Carter and his wife Christie. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Eleanor Walker Moore of Walterboro; a brother-in-law, Wayne Walker and his wife Deborah of Walterboro; a sister-in-law, Sherri Walker Ely and her husband Gary of Summerville; as well as a host of beloved friends whom she loved as friends and provided so much care for Rosalind during her illness, Richard and Suzanne Chapman, Linda Strickland, Erwin and Martie Hooker, Gary and Chris Stroble, and Jesse and Amy Drew and caregivers, Bernice, Mary, ChaCha and Madlin. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bridgette Walker Stone; three sisters, Myrtice Martin Fossett, Barbara Jean Martin Williams, and Connie Martin Byrd; and her fathers-in-law, Ted Walker and Billy Moore.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that remembrances be directed in her memory to the following: Nova Church, 4955 Jefferies Highway, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488; or to First Baptist Church of Walterboro, Post Office Box 650, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488.
The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. Rosalind Martin Walker are invited to attend her funeral service which will be conducted at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, April 11, 2021, at The First Baptist Church of Walterboro, 124 South Memorial Avenue, Walterboro. The Reverend Dr. Zane Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Glendale Memorial Cemetery, 2210 Mount Carmel Road, Walterboro. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral ceremony beginning at 2 o’clock that afternoon in the church sanctuary.
Arrangements by: THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408. Visit the registry online at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.
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