Dorothy L. Walker (nee Lyons) passed away peacefully at her residence in Voorhees on December 25, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Clifford Walker and the devoted mother of Bobbie Cox (the late Gary) and Mark (Colette).Dorothy was also the loving grandmother of Todd Cox (Brad Deel), Heather McGorry, Brian Walker (Melissa), Brett Walker (Christine Hill) and Chelsea Walker as well as the adoring great-grandmother of Taylor Rice, Morgan Rice, Quinn Barr, Jake Walker and Logan Walker and caring aunt of Kathy Shivelbine (Mike), John Christensen (Brenda) and Patti Hearn(Bill)
Dorothy lived 38643 days; the equivalent of 105 yrs 9 months and 16 days! She was a remarkable woman who loved being a mom, a grandmom and a great grandmom. Dorothy grew up in Oaklyn, NJ and lived there when she was first married. She also resided in Medford Lakes, Ortley Beach, Medford and Marlton (all NJ). During the depression she was a perfume salesgirl, then moved onto modeling. Dorothy once counted ballots all night when Roosevelt was running for President. After getting married, she sold real estate for 10 years and also served on the Oaklyn school board. Dottie loved to swim and loved playing bridge even more, winning duplicate bridge tournaments at the age of 102! She was tough…at 102 years of age she broke the head off of her femur in a fall, but was walking in 3 weeks after surgery to the amazement of her doctors, who before surgery thought she would never walk again! Dot’s secret to longevity was, "Exercising (almost daily) and eating junk food" (you can see her on CBS news: https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/video/4476362-south-jersey-woman-celebrates-105th-birthday-in-voorhees
“Mom, your new role is to be our Christmas angel and continue to look over us. If you are half as good at that as you were a mother, you will be a great one. You will be missed, but never forgotten and will be loved forever."
Services will be held privately and under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home, Marlton, NJ.