Support for Family of John (Jay) B. Walker, Jr.
Organized by: Monique Walker
"You left this world so quickly, we still wonder why. So many roads you've traveled, now your rest stop is the sky. You left us so many memories, to us you were so dear. No matter when we needed you, we always found you near. You gave us all you had to give, gifts both big and small. But most of you gave us love, the greatest gift of all. " - poem read at his service
On the evening of Wednesday July 15, 2015, John B. Walker, Jr (better known as Jay Jr.) unexpectedly transitioned to his new home. His untimely death has saddened the hearts of his family and all who knew and loved him. He was a veteran of the US Army, once owned his own computer company, and was lifelong truck lover and Raiders fan. Jay Jr. drove tractor trailers for the latter part of his life and loved being out on the road, and his Facebook and Instagram followers loved keeping up with him through his inspirational posts and scenic pictures. He left behind two loving children, Dr. Monique D. Walker and Jeremy M. Walker (also in the US Army), his mother Mattie P. Wiley, step-father Arthur B. Wiley, step-mother Carrie Walker, 5 brothers, 6 sisters and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
The Walker family has endured an immense amount of loss and grief throughout the last couple of months. We just laid to rest a 19-year old family member (Jay’s nephew) after a tragic motorcycle accident 2 months ago, and 1 month prior to that one of Jay’s first cousins. There have also been many losses on another side of our family, in what has felt like a string of back to back deaths. Due to the mental, emotional, and financial toll that this has all taken on our family, as well as having to pay for all of Jay's funeral expenses out of pocket, the family would like to ask for your help and support. That support could come in the form of monetary donations, words of encouragement, prayers, or any other offering that you see fit. Nothing is too small or insignificant. The family sincerely appreciates all of the food and other items that were donated during the days immediately following Jay’s death, and the ways that so many family and friends have showed up for us throughout these past few months.