Memories of the Walker Family by Penny Morris Taylor

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Ethel McDonald Walker

First of all, I want to say, I loved my Grandma so very much. She was truly an Angel from heaven.

She worked at Highland Cotton Mill from the time she was twelve years old, when she had to stand on a box to reach her winder, until she retired at age 62.

She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother, and a caregiver for her whole family. My, Ma was the backbone of our family. She prayed for all of us daily. She was always there for my brother, Scott and myself. When my daughter, Lauren, was born, Ma was right there helping everyway she could. Helping with her prayer's for Lauren and her Godly wisdom and advice.

When my daughter, Lauren, was 17 months old, my mom, Doris Morris discovered she had a brain tumor and died five years later. My Ma helped so much raising and caring for Lauren until Ma passed away.

The Godly values that she instilled in myself and Lauren, money cannot buy. I feel myself and Lauren are who we are today, because of our Ma.

Ma was born January 19, 1905 & passed away at the age of 87 years old.

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George D. Walker

George Walker was born in Charlotte, NC on January 17, 1900.

He moved to High Point, NC and lived at Highland Mill Village. He married Ethel Bertha McDonald and they had a daughter, Doris.

He was a wonderful Father, husband, and Grandfather. He was always there for his family. His family loved him and his friends loved his quick wit and wonderful personality. He was always there for myself and my brother, Scott.

After many years working at Highland Cotton Mill, he became a Police Officer with the HP Police Department. He worked their until his retirement.

He passed away on September 25, 1980, at the age of 80 years old.

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Doris M. Walker Morris

Dorris Walker Morris was born September 16, 1927. She was the daughter of George D. Walker and Ethel McDonald Walker.

She grew up living at Highland Mill Village and later she and her family moved to Cassell Street in High Point very close to Mill Street. She married Harold Layton Morris, who was a Police Officer with H. P. Police Department and later becoming a Detective with them. They were married and had two children Penny and Scott.

My Mom died very young at 60 year old of a Brain Tumor. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. She is still very much missed by everyone that knew her.

She passed away on October 15, 1987.

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