Service: May 25, 2013 @ 12:00, Greater Olivet Missionary Baptist Church
Interment: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 12:30. Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca
Mary Elizabeth Hill was born October 24, 1942, to the union of Robert and Ethel Hill in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was the second oldest of nine children. She was known as baby number 2 as her mother never referred to her or her siblings by name. At a young age, Mary moved to Detroit, Michigan where she lived with an aunt and uncle. ?As a teenager, Mary migrated to Los Angeles where she received her education graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1960. At 18 years of age, Mary married Darryl Evans Moore and from this union, daughter, Carolyn and son, Darryl was born. She graduated from East Los Angeles Junior College with an AA in Medical Administration. Mary began her career at East LA Doctor’s Hospital as a dependable employee in the medical field working her way from medical secretary to administration. She went on to work as the Continuing Medical Education Coordinator at the University of Southern California and Queen of Angels. She retired with 40 years of service in the medical field as a Medical Staff Coordinator from St. Vincent Hospital in 2008. On August 20, 1964 she united in holy matrimony with the love of her life Henry Walker, whom she called her “Sonny Honey.” They enjoyed forty-seven years of marriage until his departure in 2011. They raised two children with the loving tradition of giving them one dollar bill for each year on their birthday. She devoted her time and energy in support of her son, Darryl E. Walker’s ministry as a branch of Greater Olivet in his Pastoral ship of Greater Emmanuel Community Christian Church. ?Mary accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age and served faithfully for many years at Greater Olivet Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend R. W. McCraw, Reverend Claybon Autry, and Pastor Charles B. Crowfield. She worked diligently as the announcing clerk for more than 20 years and would always start her announcement off with “This is the day that the LORD has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” She was the first and only President of Olivet’s Matrons, serving in this position until her passing; she was a faithful choir member, Sunday School and Friday Night Bible Study Teacher. She worked with the children In the Pacific District, helping to organize the Sunshine Band. Mary was ‘A True Woman of God.’ With the wisdom provided by God, Mary independently saw to it that friends and family were given the best she could provide in loving care, opportunities and material comforts. And to many whom she was affectively known as “Nana” she was that listening ear when you just needed someone to talk to and that giving hand when help was needed. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Robert & Ethel Hill, husband, Henry Sonny Walker, daughter, Carolyn Moore, brothers, Robert (Baby #3) and Joey (Baby #8), and sisters Ethel (Baby #4), Julia (Baby #1) and Rose (Baby #5). She leaves to cherish and keep her memories son, Darryl Walker (Diane); siblings: Nora Culverson-Logan, Michael Wedermyer, & Wayne Patrick Harper; Grandchildren: Monique Elizabeth, Gwenisha, Devon, Alfred, Charleston, Demecia, Ricardo, and Donavon; great grandchildren: Alexus, Jakoby, Jaylah, Da’Monique Elizabeth, Demiro, Alfred Henry, Ezra, Payton, Ayden and Damyiah Elizabeth; godson Deon Jackson and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.