Edwards Small Mortuary announces with our deepest sympathy the passing of Ms. Cordie Walker.
On July 2, 2022, God called into eternal rest our beloved Cordie Edith Jenkins Walker. Cordie was born on March 16, 1927, in Brooks County, Georgia to Joshua and Ila McCall Jenkins, the seventh child of eleven children. She attended public schools in Brooks County and graduated as Valedictorian of Morven Rosenwald High School. She then attended Fort Valley State College and graduated in 1955 with a degree in Education. Later, she attended Columbus College in Columbus, Georgia and became certified to teach Special Education.
Cordie worked for many years as an Educator in the state of Georgia. She taught four years in Brooks County; eleven years in Sumter County; one year in Macon County; 22 years in Peach County; and ten years for the Middle Georgia Technical College, Warner Robins, Georgia.
Cordie was raised to serve the Lord and was baptized at an early age. In 1951, Cordie became a member of Central Union Baptist Church, Fort Valley, Georgia. She loved the Lord and served faithfully until her health declined. She was devoted to many ministries during her life and served in multiple positions at length. Some of those positions were: President, A.J. Shaw Choir; Sunday School Assistant Superintendent; Class Instructor, Adult Ladies Sunday School; Chairperson, Historical and Archival Ministry; and President of the Missionary Ministry.
Cordie was also actively involved in the greater Fort Valley community. She served as President of the Carnation Social and Savings Club for over 50 years; Worthy Matron, Conductress, Associate Matron, and Secretary, Pride of Fort Valley#480, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member and former Tamis, and Grammateus, of The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Beta Rho Zeta Chapter, Fort Valley, Georgia. Cordie was an Emeritus and life-long member of the Peach County Retired Teachers Association and served as President for one year. She was also a member of the Peach County Board of Tax Equalization for five years.
Cordie was a fighter for fairness and justice. In 1972 she was the lead plaintiff in a civil action suit filed along with three fellow teachers against the Peach County Board of Education for unfair termination. Cordie and her fellow teachers prevailed in this suit and as a result, all teachers who were not given contracts for the 1972-73 school were returned to their original classrooms for the 1973-74 school year.
On August 20, 1951, Cordie was wed in Holy Matrimony to Algie Walker, Sr.,
(Hammy). From this union three children were born, Algie Jr, Patrice Valencia, and Shelia Denise. Cordie was a loving and devoted wife for 57 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Algie Walker, Sr.
Cordie leaves loving memories to her wonderful family and friends.
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