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  1. Julie was my very first “best friend” (she was 9 and I was 11), then Lorie and I became besties. I was in between in age so I played with both all the time! I think of her all the time and riding our bikes, skateboarding, and playing kickball or freeze tag. She was amazing then too! I loved her dearly and wanted to share my best memories of her.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She sure will be missed. I bowled with her for years. She was so funny and up beat all the time even when you had a bad day. There was that light she always gave she made your day better. RIP my friend.

  3. Lorie and family, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. We are praying for God’s comfort and strength for you all during this difficult time.
    Your Mt. Hermon UMC family.

  4. I’m so very sorry to hear of Julie’s passing…. What a sweet person and kind soul. My heartfelt sympathies are with her friends and family.

  5. Julie will be sorely missed by our staff, owners and associated vendors. Julie had a smile that lit up the room and an infectious laugh.

  6. Julie (and Lorie) have been like a sister to me for decades. I have some wonderful stories and memories that I will cherish forever, and I will miss her telling her humorous versions of some of them. I spent a big part of my life singing and playing guitar on the OBX and I credit that to Julie. She offered me my first ‘Solo’ gig there at the café. This resulted in me relocating to the Outer Banks to perform for the majority of my life. Therefore, meeting her made my life better, and knowing her was a blessing. My heart goes out to (my best friend) Lorie and Gary, Bobby and Jene as it’s so hard to lose a child, as well as Teagan and Neyla, Aunt Juju’s girls.
    I will miss you Julie, my kind, funny, friend and sister in heart…

  7. This is so sad, Julie was a great friend and an outstanding person to work with here at Joe Lamb. Her passing came as a shock and she will really be missed.

  8. Lorie, I am so sorry to hear fo Jules passing. She was such a great person and I have thought of her and you often. I will always remember that great smile she had. My prayers for you, Gary and the kids during this difficult time.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. Julie always had a smile on her face. She was a “glass half full” kind of person and brightened up any room she entered. She was at the center of all our band trip shenanigans. Such a loss. Prayers to her family and friends that were like family.🙏🏼

  10. I will always remember Julie’s infectious laugh and ever present smile. A new bright star shines in heaven now. My deepest sympathies to her family.

  11. Fly high my beautiful Niece. I will always remember your infectious smile and the twinkle in your eyes. Love ❤️ you forever and ever!

  12. My family and I are so sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. The Walker’s were our neighbors on Britton Road. Julie was such a kind hearted, genuine person and such a joy to be around. Thoughts and prayers to Jene, Bobby, Lori and the rest of the family.

    ~ Kelly (Dale, Cindy and Chris)

  13. Jules,
    I didn’t know you for long but I remember bowling against you. Jules, you were so sweet to talk to and we talked about a lot of stuff. I think I ask Mary how you were about a month ago. You are a very special person and will be missed.

  14. Julie I will forever remember you.
    You had a heart of gold. R.I.P. my friend and I will one day see you on the other side.

  15. You will forever remain in my heart and thoughts. You are greatly loved by many and will be greatly missed. To the Walker family I will keep you in my prayers and I’m so sorry for this great loss.

  16. Our heats are broken. Jules was family & made us laugh with her sense of humor & her own infectious laugh. A heart of gold & would help out anyone that was in need. Until we meet again my friend …. Carla & Ron Baran

  17. My deepest condolences for your loss. Julie was such a great person and I enjoyed hanging out with her. She will be missed.

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Julie Rae Walker

November 5, 2021

Memorial Service Update:
There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 2 p.m., at Poor Richard’s, 305 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC.

Julie “Jules” Rae Walker unexpectedly left this world on Friday, November 5, 2021, in her sleep, at her home in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, of natural causes. Julie was born on July 20, 1970 in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. (Bet you didn’t know she was a Yankee!) Julie graduated from Varina High School in 1988 and then graduated from Johnson and Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. She cooked in many fine restaurants, but the pinnacle of her cooking career was being 1/3 owner/operator of the now defunct Route 64 Café in Manteo, North Carolina.

Julie was an avid softball player (catcher) until “the ole knees” refused to cooperate. She then switched to bowling. A highlight of many of her years was an annual trip to Nevada to participate in a bowling tournament. She also enjoyed watching football. She was probably the last Dallas Cowboys super fan! Julie was funny, kind, caring and generous. She never met a stranger, and she brightened the lives of so many. Family was everything to Julie, and if you knew Julie, you were family.

Left to cherish memory are her parents, Bobby and Jene Walker of Richmond, Virginia; her sister, Lorie Walker and Lorie’s husband Gary Meeks; niece, Teagan Meeks; great nephew, Mason Meeks-Greene, all of Creswell, North Carolina; and her niece, Neyla Meeks (who is growing Julie’s second great nephew Braxton Wade Lacasse) of Belhaven, North Carolina. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, her long-time best friend and housemate Bonnie DiGiovonni, and her “extra” family The Petersens.

The family requests that in lieu of floral donation, please consider making a donation to your local pet shelter or planting a tree in her memory. There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 2 p.m., at Poor Richard’s, 305 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC. Expressions of sympathy and comfort are welcome, via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc was entrusted with arrangements.

Condolences

Cheryl Screen

I will forever love you my Julemein!!!! Fly with the angels!!!! Forever in my heart Cherwooooo

Trish

Julie was my very first “best friend” (she was 9 and I was 11), then Lorie and I became besties. I was in between in age so I played with both all the time! I think of her all the time and riding our bikes, skateboarding, and playing kickball or freeze tag. She was amazing then too! I loved her dearly and wanted to share my best memories of her.

Kimberly Foster

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She sure will be missed. I bowled with her for years. She was so funny and up beat all the time even when you had a bad day. There was that light she always gave she made your day better. RIP my friend.

Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church

Lorie and family, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. We are praying for God's comfort and strength for you all during this difficult time. Your Mt. Hermon UMC family.

Julie Gibbons Summs

I’m so very sorry to hear of Julie’s passing…. What a sweet person and kind soul. My heartfelt sympathies are with her friends and family.

Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates

Julie will be sorely missed by our staff, owners and associated vendors. Julie had a smile that lit up the room and an infectious laugh.

Angel

Julie (and Lorie) have been like a sister to me for decades. I have some wonderful stories and memories that I will cherish forever, and I will miss her telling her humorous versions of some of them. I spent a big part of my life singing and playing guitar on the OBX and I credit that to Julie. She offered me my first 'Solo' gig there at the café. This resulted in me relocating to the Outer Banks to perform for the majority of my life. Therefore, meeting her made my life better, and knowing her was a blessing. My heart goes out to (my best friend) Lorie and Gary, Bobby and Jene as it's so hard to lose a child, as well as Teagan and Neyla, Aunt Juju's girls. I will miss you Julie, my kind, funny, friend and sister in heart...

Dan Hardy

This is so sad, Julie was a great friend and an outstanding person to work with here at Joe Lamb. Her passing came as a shock and she will really be missed.

Tammy Petersen Aycock

Lorie, I am so sorry to hear fo Jules passing. She was such a great person and I have thought of her and you often. I will always remember that great smile she had. My prayers for you, Gary and the kids during this difficult time.

Aimee Sangster

I am so sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. Julie always had a smile on her face. She was a “glass half full” kind of person and brightened up any room she entered. She was at the center of all our band trip shenanigans. Such a loss. Prayers to her family and friends that were like family.🙏🏼

Paige Beshens

I will always remember Julie's infectious laugh and ever present smile. A new bright star shines in heaven now. My deepest sympathies to her family.

Jeannie Walker Benefield

Fly high my beautiful Niece. I will always remember your infectious smile and the twinkle in your eyes. Love ❤️ you forever and ever!

Kelly DeVoss

My family and I are so sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. The Walker’s were our neighbors on Britton Road. Julie was such a kind hearted, genuine person and such a joy to be around. Thoughts and prayers to Jene, Bobby, Lori and the rest of the family. ~ Kelly (Dale, Cindy and Chris)

Valerie Reardon

Jules, I didn't know you for long but I remember bowling against you. Jules, you were so sweet to talk to and we talked about a lot of stuff. I think I ask Mary how you were about a month ago. You are a very special person and will be missed.

Jerry Walker

Love you and rest in peace my cousin.

Linda Everette

Julie I will forever remember you. You had a heart of gold. R.I.P. my friend and I will one day see you on the other side.

kim bryant

You will forever remain in my heart and thoughts. You are greatly loved by many and will be greatly missed. To the Walker family I will keep you in my prayers and I'm so sorry for this great loss.

Scott Witmer

You will be missed but always loved ❤

Carla Albis Baran

Our heats are broken. Jules was family & made us laugh with her sense of humor & her own infectious laugh. A heart of gold & would help out anyone that was in need. Until we meet again my friend …. Carla & Ron Baran

Howie Smith

My deepest condolences for your loss. Julie was such a great person and I enjoyed hanging out with her. She will be missed.

Scott House

Deeply sorry for the loss of a good person.