Mary Verlinnie “Mollie” Sawyer Walker was born October 28, 1933 in Forest, MS and died peacefully August 10, 2019 .
Known as Mollie, she was the oldest of seven children born to the family of James Chester and Cleo Verlinnie Risher Sawyer. Mollie graduated from Forest High School in 1951 and attended a year of nursing school before meeting and marrying Duke Sanders. Duke and Mollie had four children: Marla Sanders Johnson (children Tony and Josh), Pati Sanders Morin, children Cory Morin (wife Fabby, children Alexis and Jake) Kristina Morin Gaeta (husband Isaac, children Kaylee, Ethan and Avery) and Kyle Morin (partner Mady, son Jax), Duke Sanders II (wife Judy, children Mary (husband Chris, children Chance and Journey) Duke III (wife Lauren, children Duke IV, Wyatt, Maeve) and Charlie (children Addison, Olivia and Charlotte) and David (Joe) Sanders.
Mollie went back to college and received her nursing degree and served in the medical field for 25 years, her entire career at Community Hospital in San Bernardino, CA.
Mollie was preceded in death by her second husband, Richard Walker, who she married in 1992. Richard brought 4 children into Mollie's life, Curtis Walker (wife Karen, children Jerrod and Lauren), Thomas Walker (wife Kim, children Kristin and Brandon), Troy Walker and Joy Walker (partner Raymond and children Victoria and Raymond).
She is survived by many others she loved and who loved her, siblings James Chester “Guben” Sawyer (wife Shirley), Nancy Milner, Betty Sirois (husband Ralph) and Wanda Howell, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial graveside service will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Faulkner Cemetery in Scott County.
Ott & Lee Funeral Home, 295 East First St., Forest, assisted the Walker family in planning service details.
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