July 02, 1947 - July 05, 2019
Sister Betty Martin Walters was born on July 2, 1947 to the late Robert Martin, Sr., and Mamie Hart in Bogalusa, Louisiana. She received her secular education from the Washington Parish School System in Franklinton, LA., Louisiana State University and Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA.
In her tireless search for the acceptable way to serve God, our Creator, Sister Walters began studying the Bible in the early 1980’s with Jehovah’s Witnesses. As her study of God’s word progressed, she realized without a doubt that what she was learning was unmistakably the TRUTH. She developed a love for the Bible truths and the glorious promise of a Paradise Earth to the point of dedicating her life to serve Jehovah, God forever. As is commanded in God’s word, she symbolized this dedication by water baptism on June 22, 1986 at the LSU Coliseum in Baton Rouge, LA.
Sister Walters diligently tried to instill a love for God’s word and his righteous principles in her loved ones as well as strangers. She endeavored to fulfill her Christian duties of reading and studying the Bible daily. She attended her Christian meetings, assemblies and conventions wherever they were held. She always considered it an honor and privilege to help others in any way possible. Sister Walters enjoyed talking to others about the “good news of God’s Kingdom” and his son, Jesus Christ. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. Her Christian family of loving brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers made her life so rewarding, the resurrection will provided a glorious reunion of all her dear loved ones. In addition to teaching Bible education to many interested ones, Sister Walters also touched many lives throughout her forty years of teaching public education.
Survivors who will cherish her memories include; a wonder daughter, Tamu A. Walters; caring sons, Chaka K. Walters (wife, Venessa), Imani M. Walters (wife, LaTresia); adorable grandchildren, Aldric M. Calhoun II (better known as “A.J.”), Deonte’ Walters, Jada Ann, Robert Lamar and Step grandchildren, Jacob, Cameron, Tavius, Talea, Tavarus, Alison and Jayden. A loving brother, Robert Martin, Jr., dependable sisters, Mattie Lee Shanks, Clementine Simmons, Deloris Cooper, and Patricia Brooks; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving Christian friends. Sisters-in-law Audrey Camp, Betty Walters, and Judy Williams; brothers-in-law, Calvin, Wayne (Carmen), Rudolph (Pat) and Jackie (Marie).
Those who preceded her in death and that she looked forward to welcoming in the resurrection include; her parents Robert and Mamie Martin, sister Roberta Martin Greene and Madis Russell, sister-in-law Velma Martin, nephew Johnathan Fleming, brother-in-law Joseph Simmons, as well as many Christian Friends.
Sister Walters’ greatest wish for all her loved ones and friends was that they come to know Jehovah and his son, Jesus Christ. It is only through taking in accurate knowledge of them that life in Jehovah’s Paradise Earth for all eternity will be possible.
Visitation will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Washington Street, Franklinton, LA with a Family Hour from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. a.m. same location. A visitation will be held Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with the funeral services at 2:00 p.m. at Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witnesses, 42590 Highway 16, Franklinton, LA. Brother Richard Davis will be officiating.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, LA is in charge of the arrangements.