Mother Addie M. Walton of Birmingham, Alabama was the fourth born child of five children to the late Johnny McAlpine and to the late Martha McAlpine on August 8, 1933, in Boligee, Alabama.
Mother Walton was educated in the Greene County School system where she obtained her high school diploma. After completing high school she relocated to Birmingham, Alabama in 1952. In 1957 she was united in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Willie Walton. To this union one daughter was born the union lasted 18 years . During the time mother Walton was a member of the Lily Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Ambus Hill she served as the matrons president, and choir member. She remain faithful until she moved a membership to the First Baptist Church Mason City where she remain a faithful member until her health began to decline.
On Friday, March 13th, Mother Walton answered her call from labor to reward at UAB Hospital.
Mother Walton was the monarch of Cooper Green community where she served as the community president for many years. Mother Walton would be known as a mother and a grandmother to many. She had many special sons and daughters that looked up to her. Mother Walton was identified by many as the "Mayor" of Cooper Green. Mother Walton was appreciated for her wisdom, kindness, and love she showed to many that crossed her path . Mother Walton was a beacon of light in the Cooper Green community and in the Mason City area. She never met a stranger and she always had a kind word Scripture, or a word of wisdom to share with everybody she met . Mother Walton will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
She leaves she leaves to cherish her memories, a devoted daughter: Ms. Anita Walton of Birmingham, AL, who served as her caregiver until her transition; three sisters: Ms. Deslie L. Sterling of Brooklyn, NY, Ms. Betty (George) Harden, Fort Wayne, IN, Isabell Hines, EL Paso, TX; one brother: Mr. Argusta McAlpine, who proceeded her in death; She also leaves a grandson: Pastor Reginald Walton, Birmingham, AL; two special daughters: Ms. Sherry Jones, Birmingham, AL, and Ms. Cynthia Smith, of Birmingham, AL; two special: nieces: Ms. Diana Pringle, of Atlanta, GA, and Bessie Harris of Birmingham, AL; She also leaves to cherish her memories a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
All that came in contact with Mother Walton was impacted by her life for the better. She will be greatly missed!
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