Anita J. Walton

Friday 7th of September 1956 - Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

Anita J. Walton


Graveside Service

Jun 5, 2021 (1:00 pm )

Hillcrest Memorial Park

Versailles Road, Lexington, KY

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Anita J. Walton, 64, passed away in the late evening of June 2, 2021 in Lexington, Kentucky. Anita was born on September 7, 1956 to Raymond and Barbara Hawthorne in Louisville, Kentucky.

Anita grew up in Louisville before moving and eventually settling in Fort Worth, Texas in 1984 - where she lived for much of her life. While in Fort Worth, she was known as the ultimate dog whisperer, mom of Rob and Jodie, and prayer warrior to so many friends. 

Anita was passionate about sharing the gospel with others, staying strong in prayer life and had a heart for missions. She went nowhere without one of her many bibles which were always filled with highlights and handwritten notes and tattered around the edges from so much use.


Later in life, Anita loved being Nanna to her grandchildren and spending time with her kids and their spouses. She loved getting to travel to share the gospel with others. She returned to her home state of Kentucky where she lived in Lynch for her final years. She will be dearly missed by many but her family rejoices in knowing that she is with her Lord and Savior in heaven and they will see her again. 

Left to cherish her memory are her children Robert Walton and spouse Meredith, Jodie Miears and spouse Andy, her grandchildren Alyssa, Andrew, Natalie, Hattie, and Aubrey, and her mother, Barbara. Anita was preceded in death by her father, Raymond.

A graveside service is being held at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 5th at Hillcrest Memorial Park located on Versailles Road in Lexington, in partnership with Milward Funeral Directors.

In honor of her legacy and in lieu of flowers, Anita’s family requests memorial contributions be directed to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).


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Stacey Rogers


We loved having Anita as part of our church family in Bristol, VA until she brought her mom home to KY! She was a fiery, passionate, and loyal woman of God, and I loved and appreciated her much. I followed her Facebook page and learned from her wisdom. Praying for her sweet family and friends to have peace until we're all reunited again! Blessings! ;)

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