Anne Cherie Walker was born on July 2, 1943, in her grandmother’s home in Gallatin, Missouri. As a small child her family moved to the Kansas City area, where she spent the rest of her childhood and later earned a Bachelor of Fine Art at University of Missouri—Kansas City. On June 19, 1965, she married her loving husband James William Walker. In 1973, they purchased their home in Blue Springs, Missouri, where they raised their two children, Alicia and Allyn Walker. Jim and Cherie were deeply in love and enjoyed 56 years of marriage together.
Cherie Walker loved God’s creation and cultivated her home and garden faithfully, caring for countless cats, plants, and any other creatures that crossed her path. She also traveled extensively and loved sharing that with her family through regular road trips and family vacations. Unquestionably an artist, she saw creativity as a clear expression of God, which could be seen in her love of painting and her eclectic collection of unique and storied belongings. Most importantly, she dedicated her life to her family. Her strong values and love of the Lord helped build an unshakable foundation of faith that we continue to lean on. Cherie taught us empathy, inspired our creativity, and opened our eyes to God’s fingerprints in every living thing. She loved deeply, gave generously, and lived well.
Cherie went home to Jesus on April 30, 2022, at 10:15pm. She leaves behind her loving husband, James Walker; her two children and their spouses, Alicia and Scott Bridges and Allyn and Sara Walker; four granddaughters and spouses, Clae and Isaiah Thompson, Alaina and Garrett Holmes, Anessa and Jared Nesbit, and Kobi Walker; and one great-granddaughter, Gwen Elianne Holmes. Scott and Alicia are returning to the United States after 17 years as missionaries with Sonlight Ministries in Port-de-Paix, Haiti. Allyn and Sara Walker live in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with their daughter Kobi, who starts at Harding University in the fall. Cherie’s married granddaughters all reside in northwest Arkansas, where she will be interred. Cherie loved her family wholeheartedly, and she will be deeply missed.
Her family will receive friends and family from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Blue Springs Christian Church, 7920 S. 7 Highway, Blue Springs, MO. Celebration Cherie’s life will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Sonlight Ministries, P.O. Box 8031 Evansville, IN 47716,or online at Sonlight Ministries – Give Online . Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Cherie and words of comfort for her family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.