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Walda Jean Talton, 57, of Pikeville, completed her journey home Thursday, May 31, 2018, to the welcoming words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
Walda was born September 6, 1960 to Melva Jean Gurley Thompson and the late Clement E. Thompson.
Walda was a graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School in 1978. She continued her education at Wayne Community College where she obtained her life calling to serve and care for others as a nurse. She started her career at Wilson Medical Center where she worked for 27 years then transferring to Longleaf Neurological of Wilson, where she was currently employed.
Walda was a member of Pike's Crossroads Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was also a past member of the Fremont Volunteer Rescue, a current member of the Fremont Rescue Auxiliary and the North Carolina EMS Area 4 where she served as Director.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Donna Jean Talton of the home; two brothers, Joey Thompson of Pikeville and Thomas Thompson and wife, Joy, also of Pikeville; nephew, Cody Thompson; three uncles, Walter Gurley, Harold Gurley and wife, Dorthy and Woody Gurley and wife, Ruby; a special aunt Faye & uncle Roger Rose; two step-children, Casey Talton and Bridget Hann; three step-grandsons; along with special friends, Kent & BJ Reeves, Ricky & Betty Lancaster and Chuck & Candy Schudar as well as all the employees of Longleaf.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 3rd from 1:30 until 2:45 p.m. with funeral services beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Pike's Crossroads PH Church. Burial will follow the service at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.