ALVIN JOSEPH ‘BOOKER T’ WALKER SR. departed this life on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at his home in Harvey, LA. He was 75 years old and was born on September 16, 1944 at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He spent most of his life in Marrero La. (Walkertown) and was baptized at Second Zion Baptist Church in Marrero, LA. Alvin enjoyed family and friends and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved preparing for holidays and family cook-outs. His tasty boiled seafood was always the talk at each gathering. He loved life, his Walkertown family and friendship tremendously. Alvin was a cement truck driver for many years before beginning his final career as a metal worker at Westbank Metal in Westwego, LA from which he retired because of illness.
He is the son of the late Earl Walker Sr. and Beatrice Price-Walker. Loving and devoted husband of Rosemary Benjamin-Walker. Devoted father of Alvin Jr. (Charmaine) of Dallas, Texas, Michael (Techia), Calvin and Heather Walker and the late Brian J. Walker. Stepfather of Lance (Brenda) Vaughn, Yezette (Percy) White and Kecia (Darian) Black. Brother of Clarence (Leatha) Walker, Rita Ann (Leroy) Turner of Houston, Texas, Orita (Keith) Jackson and the late Eva Black, Earl, Herman and Melvin Walker. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 step-granddaughters, 1 step-great grandson, his mother-in-law Thelma R. Benjamin, brothers-in-law Louis, Lloyd and Darrell Benjamin, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends.
He was preceded in the death by his father-in-law Louis Benjamin and former wife Diana Poche-Walker.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Second Zion Baptist Church 6520 Second Zion Blvd. Marrero, LA 70072 at 10 a.m. The visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Pastor James Nelson Brown will officiate and Interment will follow in Woodlawn Park Cemetery 9820 Nine Mile Point Westwego La. 70094.
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