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Visitation

Bethany Baptist Church
Saturday April 30th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Funeral Service

Bethany Baptist Church
Saturday April 30th, 2022
11:00am

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Burial

Green Acres Cemetery
Saturday May 7th, 2022
11:00am

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Mary Alice Walden

Retired Sergeant Major, Mary Alice Walden, age 70, of Columbus, GA, passed away early on the morning of April 23, 2022.
Mary was an active member of Alpha Lambda Psi MilitarySpouses Sorority, Incorporated. She also served as the Worthy Matron for the Mecca Supreme Council Order of the Eastern Stars. She was a dedicated and active member of Bethany Baptist Church where she functioned as the ministry leader forthe Too Sweet Diabetes Awareness Support Group and served on the Jake Manley Usher Board.
As a certified Mediator and Conflict Resolution Manager for the Department of Navy & U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Mary had more than 40 years of civilian service.
Mary left an incredible legacy for her family as the matriarchal figure. Her strong faith and dedication to community service were her driving forces.
 
Mary loved her family dearly and supported them in every endeavor. She is preceded in death by her mother, Alice Thomas; and her sisters, Shelia Williams and Brigitte Hancock.
 
She is survived by her beloved husband of 38 years, Willie Walden. To cherish her memories, she leaves her sons Elton Crawford (Leah) and Jeremy Walden (Jeanette); her brothers, Raney Holmes and Charles Thomas (Barbara); her most beloved granddaughter Maverick; an unborn grandson, Jeter and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

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A candle was lit in memory of Mary Walden

Cindy Smith May 13 2022 7:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Walden

Donna Pierce Apr 30 2022 11:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Walden

Shannon Duke Apr 29 2022 7:04 PM

Mary was a super cool homie and a sister.

Benjamin Harrow Apr 28 2022 5:33 PM

I absolutely adored Mary and she was an awesome woman. I worked with her at HRSC East (now OCHR Norfolk) and I learned so much from her. Such a lovely soul. She will be so missed.

Cortney Wilson Apr 28 2022 4:56 PM

Mrs. Walden was a very beautiful lady inside and out. I worked with her at OCHR and we were on the Toastmasters team together. I learned so much from her not just work wise but about life. She will be truly missed. Rest in love Mrs. Mary! Love Denita ❤️

Denita Minnis Apr 27 2022 2:12 PM

Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time.

Wanda Joiner Apr 27 2022 2:11 PM