May 15, 1950 – May 3, 2016
Cecilia Walters (nee Shockley), born May 15, 1950 in Baton Rouge, LA, passed away May 3rd at Memorial Hospital East in O’Fallon, IL, after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by family and friends.
Cecilia was a retired Manager at the GAP and a devoted mother and grandmother who loved spending time with family and supporting her children’s activities. She also served her country as a dedicated military wife supporting her husband’s career and the men and women of the United States Air Force.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Thomas and Willie Belle (nee Austin) Shockley of Germantown, TN.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Col Thomas Walters (USAF, Ret); a daughter, Samantha Dianne Palmieri (Joseph) of Alexandria, VA; a son, Blake Austin Walters (Erin) of Longmont, CO; a deeply loved grandson, Benjamin Thomas Palmieri of Alexandria, VA; and a sister Dianne Shockley Mall (Myron) of Memphis, TN.
The family would like to express its thanks and appreciation to her physicians and nursing staff at Washington University, the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial Hospital East, and the BJC Healthcare family for the care and compassion given to Cecilia and her family during the past 38 months.
Memorials can be made to the St Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness (SLOCA) at https://www.sloca.org/support-us/donate/ or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be extended to the family online at Schildknechtfh.com.
A private visitation will be held at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Ave. O’Fallon, IL.
Inurnment will follow at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, TN.
Arrangements entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.