On December 26, 1964, under a beautiful night sky full of stars, Mrs. Gwendolyn Delores Thomas Walton was born in Plains, GA, second child of Annie Ruth Williams Thomas and Paul Thomas, Sr. She was a graduate of the Sumter County Comprehensive High School Class of 1983. Gwen was on the basketball team and was a proud member of Future Farmers of America (FFA). Raised in Sumter County, she was reared in a Christian home where she attended and joined Mount Zion Baptist Church in Preston, Georgia where she served as an usher and choir member. She later joined Lebanon Baptist Church of Plains, Georgia where she served as a devoted usher, worked in the food ministry and was a faithful member until the time of her death.


           Gwen was a very sociable and outspoken person who made friends with everyone. Anyone who knew her knew she was a sincere and loving person. It has been said that “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” and we knew her to be a Godly person. Mrs. Walton was an immaculate housekeeper! She enjoyed spending time with her husband, children, and family. They were the most important people in her life and she was so proud of them.


           On Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 12:04 a.m., God called His angel home. Her work here on earth was done. Although her time here to us was short and quick, she was the chosen one.


           Gwen leaves to cherish her memory, a devoted husband of 13 years, Mr. Lorenza Walton, Americus, GA; two daughters, Mrs. La’Quasha (Eric) Jackson, Jacksonville, FL; Ms. La’Keitha Walton, Jacksonville, FL.; two step children, Ms. Shawanda Walton, Atlanta, GA and Mr. Kendrick (Katrice) Solomon, Kissimmee, FL.; her mother, Annie Ruth Thomas, Plains, GA; father, Paul (Wanda) Thomas, Sr., Americus, GA; one mother-in-law, Annie Clara (Ernest, Sr.) Mercer, Desoto, GA; two sisters, Brenda (Chris) Powell, Plains, GA and Cheryl (Nathaniel) Jowers, Plains, GA; one brother, Paul Thomas Jr., Plains, GA; one sister-in-law, Minister Deborah Anne Walker, Desoto, GA; two brothers-in-law, James Harper, Americus, GA and Ernest Mercer, Jr., Desoto, GA; eight grandchildren, Demetrice Jackson, Sean Jackson, Jalen Jackson, Denard Jordan, Mikira King, Brandon Hightower, Komoro Solomon and Kendra Solomon; step siblings, Stephanie (Christian) Paul, St. Mary, GA, LaShanta (Arthur) Terry, Americus, GA, Marcus (Diana) Williams, Buena Vista, GA ; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including devoted friends, Brenda Faye Harris, Susie (Charles) Ingram and Alfreda Moore also survive.


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The Timeless Tribute for Mrs. Walton is now available.