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Mr. Eddie L. Walters, Jr.

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Mr. Eddie L. Walters, Jr. age 42 of Americus, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Green Acres Health and Rehab Center in Milledgeville GA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:00 A.M at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens.

 

 

Eddie Lee Walters, Jr. was born on August 2, 1971 in Detroit, MI to Eddie Lee Walters, Sr. and Johnnie Mae Williams Walters. Eddie grew up in Detroit, MI and moved to Americus, GA in the late 80’s.  He graduated from Americus High School in 1988 at the age of 16. Eddie began attending Georgia Southwestern College in 1989, where he majored in Psychology and Education. He became a father on December 29, 1993, when his daughter Crystal Nicole Walters was born. Eddie had a thirst for music, learning, and for helping others. He held various jobs, which included positions at Sumter Regional Hospital, Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare, Good Works. In the Fall of 1994 his met his first love, Leslie Middleton, and they were married on September 16, 1997. From their union was born Benjamin James Davis Walters (January 4, 1998) and Jordan Alexander Walters (January 31, 2001). Eddie loved family above all else and strived to be an outstandingly devoted father and husband. In 1999, Eddie was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure and battled this disease for 16 long years. Throughout his medical struggles, Eddie continued to believe and have faith in God and encouraged his family to attend church and put God at the forefront of their lives. In November 2005, Eddie joined Shipp Chapel Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Daniel Clinton. Eddie loved attending bible study and, until the end, had faith that God would heal his earthly body. However, God had other plans and called Eddie home to rest on June 14, 2014. 

 

 

He is survived by is his Loving and devoted wife, Leslie Middleton Walters; his loving children Crystal Nicole Walters, Benjamin James Davis Walters and Jordan Alexander Walters; his father, Eddie L. Walters, Sr. (Anita); his mother Johnnie Hale (Jimmie); brothers: Shadeed Williams and Craytonio  Conley; one sister, Sekeithia Denise Walters (Tierre); mother-in-Law, Dorothy Middleton (Ralph); aunts: Deloris Davis, Deborah Bell (Morris), Christine Walters, Sekeithia Gayle Walters and Cora Battle Towns; uncles: Havolia Walters, Darryl (Claudia) Walters, Simmie Williams, Daniel Williams, Edward Williams (Patricia), Fletcher (Anita) Williams and Grover Earl Williams; great aunt, Mary Leoney; sisters-in-Law: Teresa Middleton and Hillary Middleton; great uncle, Aaron Walters, Sr. Several other family and friends also survive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beth Carroll United States
6/15/2014 4:34:11 PM #

Beth Carroll

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Tarneisha Charleston United States
6/16/2014 7:25:45 AM #

Just wanted to let you and family know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  Leslie there is no doubt\or question that you were truly devoted and loved with all of your heart....it was evident that Eddie was loved by family and friends.  I am truly sorry for your loss...Tarneisha

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kattina merritt sloan United States
6/16/2014 7:00:46 PM #

R.I.L. big "lambo".  I believe God sent this family a comforter  before he called my classmate home. I know Eddie had a supportive and loving wife because he often said so...may God continue to strenghten Mrs. Walters and children.

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Sondra Hudson United States
6/17/2014 12:16:29 PM #

Leslie,

Just wanted to let you know that you and the boys are in our prayers and thoughts.  Thick was a friend to everyone and loved his family dearly.  He will be missed.  

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R. Walls (DSI Renal) United States
6/18/2014 10:53:22 AM #

Our thoughts and prayer are with you during this difficult time. Im sorry for your loss.

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Beverly Robbins United States
6/18/2014 5:28:07 PM #

Praying for all of you during this difficult time. May God give you strength and comfort in the days ahead.

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Angela and Woodrow Terry United States
6/19/2014 9:40:07 AM #

Leslie our prayers are with you and your family.....your husband was awesome in so many ways I know your heart is heavy now all you have to do is "look to the hills". I pray God strengthen and comfort your hears during this difficult time.....With Sincere Condolences!!!!

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Crystal Gaines United States
6/19/2014 4:36:47 PM #

Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to Leslie and the family. Eddie "Thick" was an inspiration to me and countless others.  He will be deeply missed.

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Trell Merritt United States
6/22/2014 1:23:47 AM #

Sitting here reading some text we was texting each other last month and all I can say is you was the big brother we all wanted love forever and truly missed.

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Annie Henderson United States
6/23/2014 5:02:57 AM #

Heartfelt sympathy is with you and the family in the loss of your husband.

Love the Henderson family,
Ann, Vanessa, and Angie

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Octavia A. Rittenberry United States
6/24/2014 7:35:30 AM #

Thick, you will truly be missed. We will always love you.

Octavia Rittenberry
Georgia Southwestern State University
Class of 2003 (Spring)

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Keith & BeShea Terry United States
6/27/2014 1:03:47 PM #

Eddie you are truly a class act and we will dearly miss you! May the Father touch down on your family and give them the peace which surpasses ALL understanding! Your legacy will be continued through your children and your children's children.

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TJ United States
7/15/2014 5:30:38 PM #

Offering sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Death was never part of our Heavenly Father’s original purpose for mankind. In fact, in His word the Bible He calls it an enemy (1Cor. 15:26) which He promises in the very near future to do away with (Rev. 21:4,5) At that time tragedies and accidents will be a thing of the past,  no one will ever get sick (Isaiah 33:24) and there will be a reuniting, a bringing back to life instead of losing (John 5:28,29) Please allow these words to be of comfort to you and give you hope. (2Cor. 1:3,4)

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Tamarco Kitchens United States
9/25/2014 5:36:00 PM #

I just want to say I enjoyed the time me and Mr Walters had when he was at Green Acers in such a small amount of time me and him came really close friends more like brothers. I also enjoyed his talks about life and telling me things about life and the things he's been threw and me talking about the things I've been threw. But in all he's was a big brother figure to me and he will be truly missed.

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