Vina Gilreath Walden


Funeral services for Mrs. Vina Gilreath Walden, age 89, of Kennedy, were held Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Walden died Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Fayette Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Laura Gilreath; brothers, Roy Gilreath, Clanton Gilreath, Lando Gilreath, Grady Gilreath, and Wilson Ray Gilreath; sisters, Margie Rushing, Gladys Brown, and Hazel Brown. She was the daughter of the late Wilson Gilreath and Laura Estes Gilreath. She was born March 27, 1929 at her home in the Cody Community of Lamar County. Mrs. Walden was a graduate of Kennedy High School. She married James Walden in 1936. She and her husband served in ministry at numerous Free Will Baptist churches for almost sixty years. They served in Marion, Lamar, Walker, and Shelby counties. Vina loved sewing and cooking. Mrs. Walden is survived by her husband, James Walden of Kennedy; daughter, Kay Thompson (Danny) of Kennedy; grandchildren, Danielle McCraney (Mark) and Beth Thomas (Jeremy); great-grandchildren, Ethan McCraney, Lucas McCraney, Brooklyn Thomas, Jake Thomas and Bella Thomas. Pallbearers were Frankie Beasley, Ricky Owens, Tony Taylor, David Harrison, Billy Rogers, James Cole, Dillard Matthews and Phil Wheeler. Honorary pallbearers were deacons and trustees of Mt, Harmony FWB Church and members of the Senior Adult Sunday School class. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed

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