She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Lelah Wilson Walls. She was also preceded in death by her sons, Gregg Allen Purkey and Michael Jay Purkey, and a brother, Clarence Walls Jr.
She was a member of Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy. She graduated with honors from The New Life Ministry in Cleveland, and she was a Bible teacher and counselor. She loved to go to yard sales, make crafts, crochet and make Christmas wreaths, but more than anything she was a mom and grandma.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Purkey; daughters: Robin Bassett of Chesapeaka Va., Kelley Keeling and her husband, Charles, of Cleveland, Heather Wells and her husband, Danny, of Fairfield, Ohio; son, Shawn Purkey and his wife, Tammy, of Venise Fla.; 24 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Jan Purkey; sister, Connie Walls of Findlay, Ohio; brothers: Lee Walls of Gallipolis, Ohio, Joey Walls of Point Pleasant W. Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at the North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Austin Fritz officiating.
Interment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
We encourage you to share your memories and/or condolences with the family by going to www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.