Joyce Murlene Walker

Joyce Murlene Walker

Mrs. Joyce Murlene Walker, age 77 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022.

Born Thursday, April 19, 1945 in Winnfield, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Lela Mae Burnum Moore and Willie Odell Moore; husband, Edward S. Walker; and brothers, Willie Edwin Moore, Sr. Harvey Ray Moore, Her brother, Raymond Moore, passed the following day, August 9.

Joyce loved learning as a child & after graduating from Calvin High School in 1963 she continued her education at NSU where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education in 1968. She then began her teaching career in St. John the Baptiste Parish. She earned her Masters of Science in Education at NSU in 1972. She also obtained degrees at University of Texas at Austin & at University of Southwestern LA in Lafayette. She primarily taught in Iberia Parish at New Iberia High School & taught at Jeanerette High School from 1983 until her retirement in 2003. She soon moved back to Winn Parish where she lived live to its fullest enjoying time with family, old & new friends. She was a member of Daughters of Confederacy, Winn Parish Genealogical & Historical Association, Winn Parish Retired Teachers, WMU, & The Seekers Sunday School Class.

Joyce loved traveling and toured several countries in the early 1970s. Marrying Edward in 1977, she gained her faithful traveling partner. They traveled all over the U.S. to every state except three and visited most of the National Parks. One month before their twentyfifth anniversary in 2002 he went to be with the Lord but was smiling down on her as she toured the Holy Land in 2015. Joyce lived in physical pain from a young age throughout her life but never lost faith in her Savior. She always had a smile and loved everyone. She loved all her nephews and nieces as her own. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was a mighty prayer warrior and took that responsibility seriously and wanted all of her family & friends to accept Him as Lord and Savior, live for Him and tell others about His goodness, mercy and saving grace. She will be dearly missed.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sisters, Jan Paddie and Ola Courson; brothers, John James Moore, Robert Moore, and Jewel Moore; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends on Friday, August 12, 2022, at Southern Funeral Home, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

Mrs. Walker’s funeral services were held concurrent with her brother, Raymond at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Southern Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Pipes officiating. Interment followed in Yankee Springs Cemetery, near Goldonna.

Serving the family as pallbearers were Gregg Paddie, Michael Davidson, Brady Grimm, Fischer Grimm, Greg Courson, and Chris Lamendola.

Joyce loved gardening and flowers, but please also consider making memorials to First Baptist Church of Winnfield’s WMU program (201 E. Court St., Winnfield, LA 71483) or Operation Christmas Child in her loving memory.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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