Funeral services for Mary Jo Walker, 77, of Rising Star will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Barnum officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29 at the funeral home.  Mrs. Walker passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.

  Mary Jo was born on May 30, 1934, in Gorman, Texas, to Joe Gaines and Mary Elizabeth (Tanner) Price. She married Jerry Walker on Feb. 18, 1951, in Gustine.  They lived in New Mexico from 1953 until moving back to Lake Brownwood in 1986.  They moved from the lake to Rising Star in 2003.  Mary Jo was a member of the Baptist Church, as well as a lifetime member Rebekah Lodge. 

    Those left behind to cherish her memories are her husband, Jerry Walker of Rising Star; two daughters, Gwen Fritchel of Royce City and Debbie Richardson and husband, A.K. of Brownwood; two grandchildren, John Christopher Spradling of Plano and Wyndy Ramirez of Houston; two great-grandchildren; brother, J.T. Price of Rockwall; as well as several nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Mary Price; brother, Garland Price, sister, Ennie Matthews and one grandson, Dustin Wynne.

   Friends and relatives are invited to sign the on-line guest book at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net.