Max had been in poor health for a long time. He had to retire early from two very different careers due to his health status. In November, 2010, his health began to deteriorate further. And then, the dreaded phone call came that he had left this earth at 4:00 p.m.
Max was an unusual child! We had a handsome Creek Indian father and an Irish mother with beautiful red hair and flashing green eyes. I had dark hair, dark eyes and dark skin. Marilyn had dark hair, dark eyes, and was fair. Max on the other had ended up with the most gorgeous copper colored hair, big brown eyes and medium skin. We were quite a mixed trio! Max always stood out in a crowd! He was such a sweet child who grew into an endearing man and was loved by all who met him.
After retirement, Max moved to Muskogee and was a loyal son. He brought our mother lunch everyday, ran her errands and took her where she needed to go. His generosity with his time and energy has enabled our mother to remain in her home.
It is unfair that Mother has had to endure the death of two of her three children. But I guess it is not for us to say when our time on earth has ended. We are comforted by the words of Chief Seattle. He said, "There is no death, only a change of place."
I know that Marilyn was there to meet him when he arrived at his new place and I am comforted by that. I hope that they will save a good place for Mother and me when our time comes to join them.
Walker, Max Edward
February 1, 1947-January 11, 2011
He is survived by his mother, Kathryn J. Lancaster of Muskogee, OK, his sister, Joni Kay Stinson and husband, Warren of Omaha, NE, brother in law, Paul Ceraulo of Copaigue,NY. sons Mark Walker and wife Grace of Oklahoma City, OK, Max Keith Walker of Yukon, OK, Michael David Walker of Yukon, OK, daughter, Jennifer J. Gibson of Luther, OK, step daughter Gaybrella Walker of Muskogee, OK. He is also survived by a neice, Amanda Zecchin of Stamford, CT., nephews Scott and Patrick Stinson of Omaha, NE and nine grandchildren.
A celebration of Max’s life will take place at a memorial ceremony on a bright sunny Oklahoma day this summer. Messages of condolences can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Kathryn Lancaster, 124 S. 38th St, Muskogee, Ok 74401. The family requests that memorials be made to the Muscogee Creek Nation’s Education Fund.
Rest well little brother and save a good place for me!