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Martha Shinn Walker, 88, wife of the late William Everett Walker II, and a resident of Accomac, VA, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at The Hermitage on the Eastern Shore, in Onancock, VA.
Born December 8, 1929, and reared in Fredericksburg, VA, she was the only child of John Shinn and Holly Burns Shinn. Receiving her undergraduate degree from Mary Washington College, she continued her quest for education and knowledge, earning a Master’s Degree in History, from The University of Virginia. Throughout the years, Martha managed her homes and gardens, taking great care and accomplishing both, well.
She was a faithful and active member of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Accomac, and a devoted longtime member of the Garden Club of Virginia, previously opening her home for Historic Garden Week. Martha was a world traveler, enjoyed entertaining with close friends, and volunteered at election polls for many years. Her love of many types of animals, including both their beauty and companionship, inspired some of her travels to Africa and Costa Rica, as well as having pet dogs throughout her life. She was an avid bridge player, and was skilled at solving crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her two sons, William Wade Walker, and his wife Jayanne, of Miles Wharf, VA, and Thomas Drummond Cropper Walker, and his wife Karen, of Morley’s Wharf, VA; three grandchildren, Ellen Savage Walker, Revel Wade Walker and wife Molly, and Kenneth William Walker; and two great-grandchildren, Kobe Earl Walker and Sayer Wade Walker.
Her funeral service will be held at St. James’ Episcopal Church, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., with The Reverend Cameron Randle officiating. There will be a private interment at St. George’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pungoteague, VA.
Memorial donations may be made to St. James’ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 540, Accomac, VA 23301.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.
St. James' Episcopal Church
PO Box 540, Accomac VA 23301