By | November 1, 2019

Mrs. Nancy Kennedy Walker, 84, of Ellenboro, died Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

She was the widow of Gene Walker, and a daughter of the late Paul and Ollie Kennedy. She was also preceded in death by her son, Steve Walker; sons-in-law Maurice Fowler and Tommy Philbeck; a grandson, Kyle Bridges; her sisters, Juanalda Francis and Melba Horn; and a brother, Robert Kennedy. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and was a lifelong member of Hopewell United Methodist Church. Nancy retired from Broyhill Industries.

She is survived by her daughters, Teresa Philbeck of Bostic, and Sherry Fowler of Rutherfordton; her daughter-in-law, Lisa Bridges Walker of Ellenboro; her grandchildren, Nicole Bailey and husband Chad, Jennifer Jackson and husband Shane, Amy Summers and husband Chad, Heather Sheehan and husband Phillip, Dereck Walker, and Patrick Walker; her great grandchildren, Chad J. Bailey and wife Brooke, Madison Bailey and husband Trey, Alisha Bridges and husband Colton, Katelyn Bridges, Klaire Jackson, Maddie Summers, Mollie Summers, Morgyn Summers, Victoria Spencer-Bridges, Simon Sheehan, Isabelle Walker, Garrett Walker, and Easton Walker; her great great grandchildren, Blake Bailey, Carter Bailey, Easton Van Dyke, and Alaina Hammond; and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 6:00 pm Friday, November 1, 2019 at Salem United Methodist Church. The Rev. Sam Burleson will officiate.

The Visitation will be from 4:30 pm until 5:45 pm Friday in the Salem UMC Fellowship Hall. At other times, the family will gather at 727 Salem Church Road, Bostic.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rutherford County Educational Backpack Program, 382 West Main Street, Forest City, NC 28043 or Salem UMC Children’s Ministry, PO Box 220, Bostic, NC 28018.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.