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1978 Mark 2023

Mark Walker Jr.

January 28, 1978 — October 18, 2023


Mark Daniel Walker, Jr. entered into eternal rest on October 18, 2023, at St. Francis Hospital in Midlothian Virginia with his wife and family by his side. Mark was born January 28, 1978, to the late Mark Walker, Sr. and Annie B. Walker in Emporia, VA.

As a military Brat, Mark moved to El Paso Tx with his mother and sister where he attended school until moving back to Lawrenceville, VA where he began attending Brunswick County School System.  He would then move to Germany during his formative years where he attended Department of Defense schools before returning to Virginia where he continued his education in Brunswick County.

Following school, Mark held numerous manufacturing and production jobs until he found his passion for Trucking. He became an Owner Operator; establishing his business, Second Chance Transportation LLC. His career spanned across a period of 20 years with the handle of “Big Country”. 

Mark found his lasting love in his wife Patrice over 9 years ago when he said God told him he she would be his wife. They married February  22,2022.

Mark had a Big, Giving, Kind Heart  whose selflessness extended to anyone in his presence. Like his mother, he had an infectious smile and a one-of-a-kind laugh that you’ll surely never forget. His Love and Passion rest in Family & Friends, Smoking a juicy pork shoulder or butt, Fishing, Listening to some Good Ol’e Southern Soul music, Traveling and of course rooting for “Them Boys” on any given Sunday. The focus of his life was providing and protecting those he loved.  Mark had a remarkable personality and was loved by all he encountered.

Mark’s Love, Kindness and Giving Spirit will be survived by his loving and devoted wife: Patrice Walker of Chesterfield, VA. Six children: Annette Walker, Milan Burton, Monica Walker, Endya Burton, Paris Burton and Maykayla Walker; one grandson: Amir Walker; one sister, Jennifer Jennings of Richmond, VA; one nephew Dasani Jennings; two uncles. Ricky Bland and Lewis Bland; four aunts, Virginia Walker, Melinda Hill, Elsie Woodland and Helen Pearson; two great-aunts; Eva Wilson and Veda Royal; Cousins that were like brothers and sisters to him; Clifton Wilson,  Arnel Bland, Andre Bland, Crystal Bland, Star Hargove, Shawanda Walker and Erica Mason just to name a few; seven self-adopted brothers, Bryant Goldsberry Smith, Keith Edmonds, Shelton Stokes, Kevin Butler, Robert Butler, Pa Jones, Michael Richardson and a host of beloved relatives and devoted friends.

Memorial Services will be held Friday October 27, 2023 at 3PM at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home

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Service Schedule

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Friday, October 27, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Joseph Jenkins Jr Funeral Home

2011 Grayland Ave, Richmond, VA 23220


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