God put His tender arms around a devoted Christian woman and brought her to Himself suddenly on Monday, January 2, 2012. Leslie Walker was a dedicated mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend of many.
Leslie was born February 7, 1956, in New York, New York, to James Mayo and Dorothy Walker. While in New York, Leslie received her formal education, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 1983; the family’s first college graduate. A successful playwright, her first stage play, “Mama Done Told Me,” debuted off-Broadway in 1984. An educator at heart, she obtained her teacher’s license and began working in the New York City Department of Education, mastering curriculum for students in special education programs.