1944 Ernestine 2018

Ernestine Walls

October 23, 1944 — September 17, 2018

Bloomington - Ernestine ‘Cat' Walls, 73, of Bloomington, passed away at 5:12 a.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Her funeral service will be promptly at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Union Missionary Baptist Church in Bloomington with Pastor U. D. Williams officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the church. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

Cat was born on October 23, 1944 in Stringtown, Mississippi, a daughter of Archie McKnight and Thelma Parham. She married Eddie Walls on November 9, 1965 in Shaw, Mississippi.

She gave her life to Christ at an early age. Cat and Eddie have been members of Union Missionary Baptist Church since the late 1960's, where she served as a Deaconess and was a member of the church choir.

Surviving is her loving husband of 52 years, Eddie Walls of Bloomington; her children, Ernestine Walls of Normal, Michael (Sonya) Walls of Harker Heights, TX; Mary Ann (Samuel III) Fitzgerald of Westfield, IN and Jerry Lee Walls of Killeen, TX; grandchildren, Breigh-Ann Walls, Brandon Walls, Olivia Merriweather, Raquel Merriweather, Lanika Walls and Dracous Walls; great granddaughter, Alexandria Beach and brother, Charlie (Angie) Parham of St. Louis, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Sylvester and John and one sister, Laura.

Cat was employed for over 30 years at The Eureka Company, retiring in 1999.

Cat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She was truly loved and will be greatly missed.


SEP 21. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

Union Missionary Baptist Church
509 W. Jackson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Funeral Service

SEP 21. 12:00 PM (CDT)

Union Missionary Baptist Church
509 W. Jackson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

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