Elbert Walker

May 25, 1939 ~ December 20, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Elbert Walker Obituary

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Elbert Walker, affectionally known as (Nooda, Al or Walker) was born May 25, 1939 in Anniston, Alabama to the union of Larce and Martha Walker. He was the oldest of their 6 children. Both Parents as well as his youngest sister, Diane Freeman preceded him in death.  His granddaughter, Jerri Vyfhuis also preceded him in death.

Elbert graduated from Calhoun County High School.  Elbert loved to play sports and he also played in a band. He was known as a hard and dedicated worker.  Shortly after graduating high school, Elbert migrated to Chicago, Il.

After moving to Chicago, Elbert met the love of his life, Carrie Wright. On September 10, 1960 Elbert and Carrie were united in marriage and to this union they had one child, Tammye J Walker.

Elbert and his family moved to Maywood, Il in 1966. Elbert gave his life to the Lord and was a faithful member of Hope Community Church in Chicago, Il. He later moved his membership to Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Maywood, Il and was a faithful member there until he relocated to Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Elbert loved his community and although he was a hard worker throughout his young adult life, working for Proviso East High School was his favorite job. He was a very personable man and interacting with the students, parents and the faculty meant a lot to him.  He worked for Proviso East for 11 years until he retired in 1995.   Many Maywoodians knew Elbert from Proviso East, through his community variety store on 9th avenue, and his landscaping business that serviced many in the community.

Some hobbies Elbert enjoyed were bowling in a league, coaching little league baseball, playing golf, barbequing, going to community sporting events and just spending time with his family and friends.  He had such a joyful spirit.

In 1995 Elbert had some health challenges to where he persevered and was still able to be independent. He and his wife moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas in June of 2002 and began the next chapter of their lives.  He and Carrie lived in Hot Springs for 20 years where they were active members of First United Methodist Church of Hot Springs.  He loved his church family and hanging out the with the ROMEOs which stood for, Retired Old Men Eating Out.  When Elbert’s health challenges resurfaced, he and Carrie returned to the Chicago area, moving to Plainfield, Illinois to be near their family.

Elbert lived a Blessed 83 years and to sum up his life, he was a god-fearing servant, a hard worker, and a loving husband and father. He was a dedicated family man as his family meant the world to him.  He was a man that loved cars, a debonair dresser, a man that never treated anyone like a stranger and a man that will truly be missed by all that knew him.

He leaves to cherish, his loving wife Carrie (IL), his daughter, Tammye Benefield (Kenny, affectionally known as the son he didn’t have and loved him as such) (IL), His goddaughter, Kendra Jackson (IL)His brothers, James Walker (Rebecca) (GA), Gerald Walker (Yvonne) (AL), His sisters, Maxine Childs (GA), Jewel Davis (AL), 2 grandchildren, Tamika Armstrong (Derek) (IL), Devon Benefield (IL), 6 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones.


Hymn of Promise

 In the bulb, there is a flower

In the seed, an apple tree

In the cocoons, a hidden promise

Butterflies will soon be free

In the cold and snow of winter

There's a spring that waits to be 

Unrevealed until its season

Something God alone can see

There's a song in every silence

Seeking word and melody

There's a dawn in every darkness

Bringing hope to you and me

From the past will come the future

What it holds, a mystery

Unrevealed until its season

Something God alone can see

In our end is our beginning

In our time, infinity

In our doubt, there is believing

In our life, eternity

In our death, a resurrection

At the last, a victory

Unrevealed until its season

Something God alone can see



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Open Viewing
January 6, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chatham Funeral Service at Hursen Funeral Home
4001 W. Roosevelt Road
Hillside, IL 60162

January 7, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Rock of Ages Baptist Church
1309 Madison Street
Maywood, IL 60153

Funeral Service
January 7, 2023

11:00 AM
Rock of Ages Baptist Church
1309 Madison Street
Maywood, IL 60153


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