Pastor Freddie Bernard (Mikey) Walker-Ivery, 37, earned his heavenly wings and took flight in the arms of Jesus on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at his residence in Madison.
He was born November 21, 1980 at Walton Regional Hospital in Monroe to Scarlett Venita Walker and Freddie R. Ivery. He was raised in Rutledge, attended Morgan County Schools and graduated from Social Circle High School in May 1997.
He and his younger brother Joshua were baptized when they were very young. He accepted his calling at the age of 14 and became a Minister of the Gospel. He was ordained and served well under Pastor Nathan Durham. In 2011 he was called to pastor at the Randolph Baptist Church in Union Point. Pastor Walker had just celebrated his six year pastoral anniversary in July of 2017.
He was employed with the Morgan County Charter School System Transportation Department as a bus driver for nearly two years. This was his dream job along with pastoring and singing gospel music. Although he was a Dialysis patient he still worked full time and was considered disabled.
Besides his parents Scarlett Venita Walker (Greg) and Freddie R. Ivery (Eva Mae) he leaves behind a legacy to his only child Shaliyah Bane Ivery; grandfather Maurice Walker, grandmother Liza McGahe, a sister Stephanie Ivery, a brother Joshua Walker (Yolanda), Aunts, Marian Walker, Pastor and Prophetess Sherrie Walker-Shy (Andre), Pastor Edith Sandoval, Rachel Briney (Lee), Mary McGahe; Uncles: Rev. Gary Walker and Tommy McGahe; a niece Jakiah Walker; three nephews: Kyree, Joshua Jr. and Jayceon Walker; first cousins: Reginald, Chanteria, Marneze, Sherrod, Christopher, Garren, MaKayla, Zari and Jamela.
Pastor Walker’s funeral was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at Union Springs Baptist Church, Rutledge. Interment was in Macedonia Baptist Church.
Watts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.