Kellie Walker Obituary, Death – Kellie Michelle Asberry Walker, 38, died peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Kellie graduated from Scott High School in Scott County, Tennessee. She worked in non-profits after receiving her master’s degree from Tennessee Tech University. She started working at the Cumberlands Children’s Center in 2009 and fell in love with working with children. In 2012, she was named executive director of the Children’s Facility, and in 2014, she was named executive director of the Fentress County CAC’s satellite facility. Kellie wishes to protect the defenseless.
This entailed training and recruiting a local SANE nurse to treat child abuse victims as soon as possible. In 2015, Kellie founded “Haven of Help and Hope” to house DCS-adopted children awaiting permanent placement. In the summer of 2017, Project 5000 began providing quick meals, milk, and bread to Scott County children and families. Kellie took notice. Kellie assisted in bringing Lucia, the first East TN CAC facility dog, to the center after learning how facility dogs comfort children. Kellie blessed Kip McCoy Walker’s Kloset after her 2020 baby son, Kip McCoy Walker, died.
This closet provides clothing for underprivileged children. Kellie’s last wish was to establish a mentoring program for at-risk children. Kellie strengthened ties with the Department of Children’s Services, local law enforcement, and the Elgin Foundation by co-locating the Children’s Center. She was in charge of coordinating non-profit assistance. Kellie has spent her entire life in service. She quickly resolved the issue. Kellie loved without reservation. Kellie prioritized her family. Dustin Walker, her beloved husband, married her in 2016 and gave birth to two daughters, Shelbie Caroline Walker and Vera Grace Walker, as well as a son, Kip McCoy Walker. Kellie valued her family and Jesus more than her community. Kellie shared her faith in order to inspire others. Her family was fond of Black Oak Baptist Church.
Perry Asberry and Barney McCoy, as well as her infant son, died. In addition to her parents, husband, and two daughters, she is survived by her sister, Amanda Overton (Josh), nephew Fletcher Overton, and nieces Stella and Claira Overton, all of Knoxville; her grandmothers, Ruth Asberry of Armathwaite and Linnie McCoy of Helenwood; her aunts Sandra Green (Edward ll) of North Carolina, Vickie Sheridan (Doug) of Jamestown, Rosemary Deat (Angie). Kellie’s funeral will be held at Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville, 2889 Baker Hwy Huntsville, TN 37756, on Monday, January 23, 2023, at 2:15 p.m.
Bro. Kyle Keeton will officiate the funeral on Monday, January 23, 2023, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Black Oak Baptist Church, 4911 Coppertown Road, Oneida, TN 37841. Christel Boyatt, Angel Sexton, and Brianne Upchurch are among the performers. Pallbearers are members of the family and friends. Kellie would prefer memorial donations to the Children’s Center of the Cumberlands, c/o Kip’s Kloset, rather than flowers. Oneida, TN 37841 is located at 22510 Alberta Street. Please light a candle in her honor at www.fouroaksfuneralhomes.com. Kellie Michelle Asberry Walker’s family is being honored by Four Oaks Funeral Home in Huntsville.