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Saralie Robinson Walker Heard

September 26, 1914 — October 18, 2015

Saralie Robinson Walker Heard

A Memorial service for Saralie Robinson Walker Heard, 101, of Cleveland, MS will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at First United Methodist Church, Cleveland with Visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m., Service at 2:00 p.m. and burial to follow in New Cleveland Cemetery. Mrs. Heard passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Indywood Estates in Cleveland. Arrangements are being handled by Ray Funeral Home. Mrs. Heard was born September 26, 1914 in Quitman, MS to James Tatum Robinson and Rosalee Gunn Robinson. She graduated from Delta State Teachers College in 1932. She is preceded in death by her husbands Leslie "Bo" Walker and Martin Heard, her son Leslie Walker, brother J.T. Robinson and sister Dot Carpenter. Mrs. Heard was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church. She was actively involved with the church choir for over 70 years bringing special meaning to her annual Christmas time solo of "Sweet Little Jesus Boy". She also helped organized and participated in the very first Emmaus Walk in Mississippi. She was instrumental in establishing the Delta Delta Delta Sorority Chapter at Delta State University. Mrs. Heard established the Walker-Line-Heard Special Education Scholarship at Delta State, and she was inducted as a member of the DSU Golden Circle. Mrs. Heard was one of the founders of the Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library, where she chaired the first library commission. She was also very active in numerous other civic and community organizations with her community. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Walker Line of Cleveland, daughter-in-law Weegie James Walker of Cleveland, 5 grandsons, Dr. Lance Line (Marcia) of Hattiesburg, Rush Line (Judy) of Pittsburgh, PA, Robert Line (Tish) of Hattiesburg, Jimmy Walker (Beverly) of Pearl and Bob Walker (Heather ) of Cleveland; and 9 great grandchildren In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library, Walker-Line-Heard Special Education Scholarship at Delta State or the charity of your choice. The family of Mrs. Heard would like to thank everyone at Indywood Estates for their love and care for the past 10 years.
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