Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11 am at STEWART & CALHOUN FUNERAL HOME, 529 W. Thornton St., Akron, OH 44307. Elder Thomas Richardson officiating. Interment Mt. Peace Cemetery. Procession will form at 863 Bellevue Ave., Akron, OH 44307 and 1491 Washburn St, Akron, OH 44307, condolences may be sent to 1260 McKinley Ave., Akron, OH 44306 and 1491 Washburn St., Akron, OH 44307.
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10 am at STEWART & CALHOUN FUNERAL HOME, 529 W. Thornton St., Akron, OH 44307.
Gayle E. Ward-Walker passed away March 2, 2018. She was born June 29, 1947 to the late Georgia P. (McDaniel) Ward and Andrew W. Ward, Sr.
Gayle attended Akron Public Schools and graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in Elementary Education. She was employed by Akron Public Schools, The Headstart Program and Columbus Public Schools from which she retired.
During her lifetime, Gayle was affiliated with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Women’s Coordinating Counsel of Akron, Frontiers Club, Friends of the Library, Urban League, Ohio Retired Teachers Association, Columbus Education Association, and Suburban Ladies Club of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Georgia and Andrew Ward, Sr; brother, Kevin Ward; and grandparents, Mary and Myrick Ward, Sr.
She leaves to cherish her memory husband, Charles W. Walker; daughter, Emily Walker; sons, Germaine Ward and Arico Ward; sister, Charlene (Larry deceased) Kimble; brother, Andrew Ward, Jr; aunts Mildred Toomer and Melois McDaniel; nieces, Carla, Leslie, Carolyn, Wintré and Takisha Ward; nephew, Lawrence; special friends, Juanita Mitchem, Genell Walker, Penny Mong, Veronica Calloway, LaVerne Satterwhite and a host of other relatives and friends.