City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Virginia Walker

Apex, North Carolina

Age 84.
Died 03/10/2023.

Virginia Walker
Helen Virginia Walker
October 17, 1938 - March 10, 2023

Virginia Walker, 84, of Apex, NC passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023 surrounded by her family who loved her fiercely.

Virginia was born on October 17, 1938 in Hepzibah, WV to Joseph and Mamie Norris. Virginia was the sweetest, caring and most giving Christian lady who loved her family and friends. Virginia loved to bake and if you were fortunate enough to call her friend, she would make your favorite dessert, even when her body was failing her. She was well known for her various cheesecakes and especially her whipping cream pound cake. Virginia loved to travel and was always ready to go at a moments notice. Virginia was a fighter and dealt with many major surgeries that would have defeated most people. She had multiple joint replacements, but always fought back stronger than we could imagine! We often joked that she had to have her shoulders replaced from playing countless hours of baseball with her grandson, Corey. Virginia loved her son and daughter and loved spending time with them. Her husband, Jimmy was the love of her life and he couldn't get far out of her sight! Jimmy took the best care of Virginia. He often said his mother had him to take care of Virginia, and he did just that right up to the very end! In the last few years, as dementia ravished her mind, she still fought fiercely, right up until Friday morning when the Lord reached down and walked her home.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jimmy, her daughter Myra and son-in-love Mark, her grandson Corey, Corey's mom,
Susan, and her great granddog, Murphy.

She was preceded in death by her son David, her parents and 3 brothers.

The family would like to thank three of her very special caregivers - Tausanna Evans, Zakiya Middleton and Sonya Caldwell. These loving and caring caregivers loved and took care of Virginia like she was their own. We will be forever grateful for the amazing care they gave her! The family would also like to thank ProMedica Hospice who also provided exceptional care.

Funeral services for Virginia will be held Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Swift Creek Baptist Church, 9300 Penny Road, Raleigh, NC 27606. Visitation will precede the funeral service from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.

For additional information or for service details, please reach out to the family directly.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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