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James Chester Walker

April 4, 1973 ~ November 18, 2017 (age 44)

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James Chester Walker, 44, of Le Roy, New York, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at United Memorial Medical Center in Brockport, New York.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Joseph Temple AME Church in Laurinburg, officiated by Rev. Dr. Sarah Springs.  Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.  Visitation will be Friday, November 24, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at McDougald Funeral Home.

James was born April 4, 1973, in Brockport, a son of Rev. Raymond (Virginia) Walker of Stafford and Cordella Purnell Walker  of Laurinburg, N.C.

James will be remembered as a loving man and a great father, and also a veteran, he served with the United States Army. He received numerous awards for his culinary skills and he was an assistant manager at SUNY Geneseo.

Surviving along with his parents is his fiancée, Torry Washington of LeRoy; children, Tykirah Ellerbe of North Carolina, James Ramond Walker of Kentucky, Danaye Maddox of Le Roy and Della Rose Walker of Le Roy; grandchildren, Tyquez Pittman, Tyneric White and Tykeal Ellerbe; a brother, Raymon D. Walker of Batavia; a niece, Renea Walker of North Carolina; a nephew, Edward Walker of North Carolina and a niece, Courtney Walker of Ohio; a great-niece, Raven Boggan of North Carolina and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

James is a grandson of the late Chester Purnell, Willie Ruth Purnell, William Walker and Ruth Walker.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Drive, Amherst, NY 14226 or Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301,

McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family locally.

Online condolences can be made at


 Service Information

November 24, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McDougald Funeral Home & Crematorium
305 E. Church St.
Laurinburg, NC 28352

Funeral Service
November 25, 2017

2:00 PM
Joseph Temple AME Zion
1134 S Caledonia Rd
Laurinburg, NC 28352

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