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George Monroe Walters

September 4, 1946 August 28, 2019
George Monroe Walters
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George M. Walters, son of the late Roland and Fannie M. Walters was born on September 4, 1946 in Salters, South Carolina. He departed his life at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia on August 28, 2019.

Mr. Walters accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior at a young age and was a member of Marion Baptist Church in Salters. He was also a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church while residing in St. Paul, Minnesota and after retiring a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Amelia, Virginia. To support the elevator expansion project at Pilgrim Baptist Church, George worked the concession stand for the Minnesota Twins as a fundraiser for the project. After retirement and the move to Virginia, he extended his voice as a choir member at Liberty Baptist Church.

George graduated from Williamsburg County Training High School in Greeleyville, South Carolina. Following high school graduation he joined the U.S. Army and served his tour of duty in Germany. After his military service, he attended North Carolina A&T University, in Greensboro, North Carolina. With summer and holiday work for the Northern Pacific Railroad supporting his college attendance and acclimating him to cross country travel and rail passenger service, he proceeded to be a meritorious employee of Amtrak for 37 years with work throughout the western United States, while based in St. Paul, Minnesota and Chicago, Illinois.

Retiring from Amtrak in 2010, George pursued community involvement by being featured in a short film, “Running the Rails: Stories of African American Railroad Workers” produced by Model Cities of St. Paul. This film presented the story of Minnesota’s railroad workers as they occupied a central place in politics and community building. Mr. Walters was an active member and officer of the Sterling Club of St. Paul; member with his wife, Nancy, of the 40 Club of the Twin Cities; a member of the Lake Phalen Senior Golfers, and The Eagles Golf Club of the Twin Cities. He especially enjoyed the comradery of his fellow Eagles during their March golf outing in Phoenix, Arizona. Along with continued travel and providing a proud and continued presence at family events, planting and expanding his vegetable garden was the next project.

Mr. Walters was predeceased by five siblings: Mrs. Reather W. Williams, Mrs. Stella Dozier, Mrs. Martha W. Brown, Dr. Emily W. Hood, and Mr. Alfred Walters. He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving wife of 41 years, Dr. Nancy Bannister Walters of Amelia, Virginia and a daughter, Victoria Elyse Walters of Chicago, Illinois. He leaves five sisters and five brothers: Mrs. Geraldine W. Conyers of Salters, South Carolina; Mrs. Mary Gore of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Dr. Rebecca Dargan and Mrs. Lucille Walters of Sparta, Georgia; Mrs. Jannie W. Wyatt of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Mr. Charlie Walters (Mable) of Washington, D.C.; Mr. Samuel Walters of Miami, Florida; Mr. Richard Walters (Thelma) of Bronx, New York; and Mr. John Walters (Cassandra) of Salters, South Carolina. Along with his siblings, his nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters- and brothers-in-law, many friends and granddog, Ginger mourn his loss. George was loved by family, friends, co-workers, golf buddies, and acquaintances. His memories will be cherished

Funeral Services Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, 12901 Genito Rd., Amelia. Interment Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia.

Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of arrangements.
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