|Birth: ||May 27, 1916|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 2009|
BENTON HARBOR - Albert Walters, 93, of Benton Harbor, a loving father, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, surrounded by his family following a long illness.
Albert was born on May 27, 1916, in Prattville, Ala., to Eddie and Ida Lee (Washington) Walters. In December of 1937 he married Pauline Baird, who passed on June 17, 1972. Albert worked at Auto Specialties and then became self-employed. Coming from a meager background, he defied all odds by overcoming obstacles and becoming a successful businessman and entrepreneur in the community.
Survivors include: two daughters - Geraldine E. Walters-Gray and Judith Ann Walters-Williams, both of Benton Harbor; three sisters - Ida Mae Bowman-Campell of Montgomery, Ala., Lilly Bowman-Isom of Benton Harbor and Bessie (Johnny) Bowman-Isom of Flint, Mich.; one brother, Frank Bowman of Benton Harbor; one great-great-grandson, Devino Marques Williams of Battle Creek. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister.
A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Greater Church of God in Christ in Benton Harbor, with Bishop Nathanial Wells Jr. officiating.
Burial will be in Crystal Springs Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the church and sign the guest book at www.legacyfuneral.com. Legacy Family Funeral Services - Matthew R. Purchase Chapel is serving the family.
Wife: Pauline Baird b. Jan. 31, 1918 in Wisconsin.
Ida Lee Washington Bowman (1896 - 2002)
Pauline Baird Walters (1918 - 1972)
Albert Walters (1916 - 2009)
Stokes Bowman (1924 - 2004)*
Frank Bowman (1926 - 2010)*
Charles Henry Bowman (1931 - 1986)*
Wylie Bowman (1933 - 2006)*
Annie Mae Bowman James (1934 - 1999)*
Bosie Bowman (1937 - 2002)*
Crystal Springs Cemetery
Created by: Teddi Kella-Fuller
Record added: Dec 04, 2013
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