Mrs. Mathilda Martha Mendes-Walker

  • Born: September 21, 1925
  • Died: October 19, 2012
  • Location: Ocala, Florida

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mathilda Martha Mendes Walker, who was born and raised in Siparia, Trinidad and Tobago, has gone home to meet the Lord on Friday October 19, 2012. Mathilda passed away at home in Ocala, FL at the age of 87. Mathilda was the loving daughter of the late John Mendes and Maude Lilia Whiteman. Mathilda grew up and went to school in Siparia, Trinidad where she frequently returned to visit family and friends. Mathilda moved from Trinidad to New York at the tender age of 23, where she lived and worked for 40 plus years. She moved to Ocala, FL after retiring from Trans World Airlines as a reservation agent in New York. Mathilda was the loving widow of Moses William Walker, and has spent the last 44 years as a dedicated and loving mother to six children. Mathilda leaves to mourn, sons: Richard Walker and Emmanuel Walker; daughters: Angela Walker-Horn, Annice Walker, Valerie Walker, and Cecelia Scope Walker. She has 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and was blessed to have seen them grow. Mathilda was the loving sister of the late Bishop John Mendes of the Roman Catholic Church in Trinidad and Tobago.,the late Francis, Anthony , Emmannuel and Arnold Mendes, Wallen Emmanuel (Chookie) Whiteman, Louis Richards and Winninfred Richards. Mathilda, being 1 of 15 siblings, leaves 6 surviving siblings, sisters: Theresa,Carmina, Cecilia, Bernadette,Philomena and brother Joseph. In addition, Mathilda was cousin to the Whiteman family , Nicome family and Gomes family, with countless nieces and nehpews, friends and co-workers . Mathilda has spread Love, Joy and Kindness wherever she went. WE WILL MISS HER DEARLY. Rest in Peace Mother! Father Charles Leke will perform funeral services on Saturday October 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM at the Sholom Park Gardens. Mathilda will then be laid to rest in the Long Island National Cemetery in New York, beside her late husband a United States Veteran of World War II. We salute you Mathilda to the highest in Honor of the virtue you have displayed as a devoted widow and mother. May God Bless you with Peace Mathilda! "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the Highest!" Psalms 118:26


Condolence & Memory Journal


My Deedee, this is for You!


Snowflakes form and
snowflakes fall.
Crystaline beauty represents
life which you have
given to us all.
Nobody respects the love
you have given me
more than I.
If only I could wipe away
the raindrops falling
from your eyes.
sacrifices have been made
for the wellbeing
of your seed.
But some don't understand it
so it only makes them seeth.
May you be endowed with
all the light and love the
Lord has to offer.
May your soul be at rest
untill I meet you in a
peaceful eternal slumber
I will love you always!

Posted by Daniel Moses - Houston, TX - Grandson   November 08, 2012


To my family, I want to share these prayers with you, for these are the prayers I had shared with Mom. So let
us rejoice together in prayer as we say,
"The Lord's Prayer", Mathew 6:6-13,
"The Shephards Prayer", Psalm 23, and "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens", Eccleciastes 3:1-8. So always remember my brothers, sisters, our sons and daughters, "In Power and Knowledge, God is Supreme". Ecclesiastes 3:11.
May God Bless You All with Peace & Love Always!

Posted by Cecelia - Houston, TX - Sister, Mother, and Aunt   November 07, 2012

May the Lord bless and keep you in His company with my Dad, Uncle Father and Uncle Manuel.Condolences to all the Walker family.Love Lisa and the Oconnor family.

Posted by lisa oconnor - port of spain   November 05, 2012

Leave a condolence or a memory.

Posted by lisa occonor oyoung - port of spain   November 05, 2012


Cecelia has been a true friend. I know her friendship reflects the home environment in which she was raised. May God continue to bless you all.

Posted by Mrs. Fae Small - Pearland, TX - Friend   November 01, 2012

The road is going to be tougher now without the guidance of my mother. But with her looking on I know I will make it. She will be greatly missed. You are the greatest person I have ever and will ever know Mom. I thank God for allowing me to know you in my life. God Blessed my siblings and I with your presence. Thank you

Posted by Valerie Walker - Tampa, FL - Daughter   October 29, 2012


May the Most High God strengthen you all during the loss of your loved one. May Jesus Christ's Peace and Mercies comfort you all during the time of your sorrows. Amen! & Amen!

Posted by Johnny - Houston, TX - A Friend&Love one to the family   October 29, 2012

Many knew her as Mathilda,Mrs. Walker, or Mommy, but I knew her as DeeDe. She was my DeeDe. I am so proud and blessed to say that I am part of her. I will never forget her for she is the reason for who I am...I love you DeeDe I will carry you with me always.

Thank you for the gift of love,
now you're sharing it up above.
You had many things to say.
All in a caring way.
You always saw good in everyone,
No matter what they've done.
You were always the one we could all lean on.
Even though it must have felt like a ton.
You were always the strength of the family.
Now we must let you rest calmly.
As we say goodbye,
as tears roll down our eyes.
I know your place in heaven has a good view.
Because you're telling God,
I need to keep an eye on the crew.
I know you will always be in our hearts and mind.
So DeeDe,
I must go, but I'll never forget you're one of a kind. Love, Nicole Walker

Posted by Nicole Walker - Tampa, FL - Grandaughter   October 29, 2012

To the Walker Family

So sorry I unable to attend the service with you all, but do know thant my and my family's heart go out to you all. She is at peace and without pain and suffering. You had her for a very long time, enough to witness four generations. She is gone, but not forgotten. I loved her as if she belonged to me too. May God bless each and every one of you, and STAY connected and encouraged! I love you all.

Posted by Carolyn Ballard - Durham, NC - family friend   October 28, 2012

Mom, you were an Angel who soothed our worried souls. Mom, you were an Angel who helped us reach our goals. Mom you were an Angel who taught us to set our spirits free. So let this be the time Mom when God's Glory you will see. I love you mom! You are the Angel who will forever be in my heart.

Posted by Cecelia Walker, your daughter - Ocala, FL   October 27, 2012

I wish the very best to the Walker family during this time of sorrow.My Sympathy goes out to everyone espelcially Cecilla god blessing.

Posted by Frank Drigo - Houston, TX - Very good friend   October 27, 2012


I had the great opportunity to meet Auntie Mathilda and Cecelia in 2010. Mrs. Mathilda was a woman that was full of love for her family. Showed us pictures and gave us wonderful stories. A memory that my family and I will cherish.

On behalf of Leo and Clara Nicome Family we give our deepest condolences to Mathilda's children,grand and great grand. She will be truly missed by us. Our heart and prayers are with you in this time of mourning. May God continue to bless you all.

Love Ursil, Elvin, Marlon, Trevene, Sheldon and Nathan

Posted by Trevene Nicome-Reis - Mississauga,Ontario - Cousin   October 27, 2012

She was a kind and beloved person and will truly be missed.
May God keep her under his watch as she lay in peace. My condolences to her family at this time of grief

Posted by Allister Stewart - Fyzabad Trinidad - Friend   October 27, 2012

for Joe and I to tell you what she meant to us could never be possible. We have done many wonderful things with mom and she was a dear friend. She had a wonderful sense of humor yet she was so very wise. Wonderful stories of Trinidad her home she loved so dearly.
She loved her children so very much and always was concerned for each and every ones well being. We heard all about the grandchildren and their giftings. She was one proud mother and grandmother.
But the most special part is ow she was to us. Joe and I couldn't of ask for a more dear friend that we both love just like our own mother. We have fellowshipped many many years and had just as much fun together doing things. She was quite the dancer and singer.
We all know the hard times she endured but she came with a big ole smile.
Always a part of our hearts she will always be, just a though then comes the smile.
We are honored to have been part of her life.

Blessings and love

Posted by Leah & Joe Brannon - Ocala, FL - close friends   October 27, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of Auntie Mathilda's passing but it was lovely to have seen her for Christmas in 2010 and to have spent time with her and the rest of the family in Gran Couva. That time will be even more meaningful to us now. Condolences to her children and grandchildren - she was a loving, determined lady.

Posted by Janine Mendes-Franco - Niece   October 25, 2012


Rest in piece aunt Mathilda ,you brought us all lots of love and happiness, love you lots.Damian

Posted by Damian Rezende - Trinidad West Indies - Nephew   October 24, 2012

For 23 years we were friends and I will miss you - may you rest in peace.

Posted by Isabelle Hutchins - Ocala, FL - friend   October 24, 2012


Your loving light will shine forever within our hearts Mommy and DeeDee

Posted by Valerie Walker - Tampa, FL - Daughter   October 24, 2012

Mommy was the person who tempered my metal making me the man who I am with the heat of her love and guidance. She was a real warrior princess. She raised six children on her own. I honor you mom for the example you have shown me and I thank God for the honor of having you as my mother.

Posted by Richard Walker - Brooklyn, NY - Oldest son   October 23, 2012