Bobbie Nell “BW” Walker, the fourth of six children of the parentage of the late Carrie B. and Willie Walker, was born on November 23, 1957 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was baptized at an early age at the Stop Six Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas under the leadership of the late Dr. Shelton T.W. Gibbs, Jr. and continued her journey with Christ as a devout member of the Metropolitan Church of Christ. Bobbie attended grade school in Fort Worth I.S.D., and graduated from R. L. Paschal High School in 1975. Upon graduation, Bobbie began working at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She would later gain employment with Alcon Laboratories; where she worked until her retirement after 40 years.
As a young girl, Bobbie could always be found at her mother’s kitchen table eating her mom’s homecooked meals alongside her brothers and sisters. One unique trait of Bobbie’s that stood out amongst her siblings was that she was the only left-handed child.
Bobbie Nell had a smile that could light up a room, and her personality was filled with contagious joy. She was very in tune with the latest sayings, fashion trends and songs. In fact, Bobbie was so keen on her attire that she was the epitome of the idiom “shop until you drop”. Additionally, her love for music led her to be fondly remembered by many, in her teenage years, singing and enthusiastically dancing to Aretha Franklin’s “Baby I Love You”.
As she grew and became an auntie, Bobbie loved all her nieces and nephews and cared for them as if they were her own children for years. This continued even after she was blessed with the “apple of her eye”, her one and only beloved daughter, Brittany Dawn Nicole. Bobbie took great pride in being a mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Bobbie was steadfast in caring for her own mother until her passing. Her mother was her best friend and Bobbie made it her responsibility to take on the role her mother played in the lives of her heartbeats; Montrale Clark and Andrea Fobbs.
Later in life, Bobbie Nell developed and became a survivor of breast cancer. Unfortunately, the cancer returned to her lungs after five years of remission.
On November 17, 2020, Bobbie Nell Walker lost a well-fought battle against lung cancer. Those who preceded Bobbie in death were: supportive and loving parents Willie and Carrie Walker, a precious sister Rosalind Ann Walker Fobbs and a great niece Teanna Thomas.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Brittany Dawn Nicole Hudson, grandson Kailon Shaw Jr. two sisters, Carrie Lucille Blakely of Los Angeles, CA; Cleo Gibbs (Dwight), of Houston, TX; two brothers, Donald Walker(Belinda) and William Walker (Marilyn) of Fort Worth, TX; nieces; LaDonna Walker, Lenica Beth Matthews (Carey), Shandra T. W. Gibbs-Clay (Christopher), Carla Patrice Burgess (Torrance), LaKeisha Ann Walker, nephews; Antonio Mortel Walker, Dedric Gerod Walker, Edwin Lamont Blakely (Catherine), William Mercer Walker, Jr. (Stephanie), Myron Anthony Walker (Katrina), Andrew “Man” Fobbs (Rosalyn), an aunt, an uncle, great nieces, great nephews, great friends and the Burson Ave. family.
Our hearts will be forever thankful for the blessed gift of her life that was bestowed upon us. There is no one like Bobbie Nell “BW” Walker. She was truly a loving and giving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend that will remain forever in our hearts.
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