Stanford Lamont Walker

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STANFORD LAMONT WALKER, forty-six, of Columbus, OH, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Mount Carmel East Hospital. He was born in Jackson, MS on July 16, 1973, to Shirley Walker and the late Lenwood Boyce Howell. In May 1976, Lamont and his mother moved to Champaign-Urbana, IL, where she attended the University of Illinois. They moved to Columbus, OH in January 1983. During various times in his childhood, Lamont also lived with his father and bonus mom in Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA.

Lamont had many interests, but music was his passion. He appreciated many musical genres from classical to jazz to blues to hip-hop. He was well-read and could hold his own when discussing a variety of topics. Lamont loved being a strong man of African descent. He always shared his knowledge, heritage, and culture with people of all ages. As he often told his children, “We must be ready for the revolution.”

Although he experienced some personal challenges and adversities during his life, Lamont weathered those storms and emerged a stronger person. He attributed his successes to his belief in a higher power and support from family and friends who loved him.

Lamont was known by many names–Stanford, Lamont, Big Stan, Stan Boogie, LB, Big Sexy, Sparkus Garvey, Boogie, and Juice. But no matter which name was used, he answered. The name he treasured the most, however, was “Dad”. His children were the focal point of his life. He loved them unconditionally.

Lamont loved family. It did not matter to him if you were related by blood, adoption, or picked up along the way. For those he considered his family he was a fierce protector, strong supporter, and continual advocate.

Those left to remember him and to carry on his legacy are his devoted mother Shirley Walker Freeman of Columbus, OH; bonus mother Joyce Parrish Howell of Chino Hills, CA; loving children Beauty Walker of Phoenix, AZ, Maila Walker, Stanford-Lamont Walker, Elijah Hayes and Alicia Hayes of Columbus, OH; bonus children Sierra Price of Columbus, OH and Shania Rayford of Bowling Green, OH, former wife and always friend LaShuna Hughes of Columbus, OH; brothers Jerry D. Baker of Phoenix, AZ, Lenwood Boyce Howell III of Long Beach, CA and Joseph Parrish Howell of Aliso Viejo, CA; bonus sisters Courtney (Marcus) Gabriel of Cypress, TX, Asisa Chiles and Karlotta Wooten both of Columbus, OH; uncle Leroy Walker of Jackson, MS and bonus uncle Winston W. White of Columbus, OH; bonus aunts Mary Wright of Detroit, MI, Tanya R. Chiles, Anita Branche, and Shelia Smith all of Columbus, OH; cousins Keith L. (Willette) White of Mesquite, TX and David McMurray of Baton Rouge, LA; and lifelong friends, Terence (Sharmiko) Wright, Tobias (Kathryn) Wright of Atlanta, GA, and Alexander C. Wright III of Portland, OR.

Lamont will be missed by many friends that have been a part of his life.

Public Visitation 5-6:00pm Sunday, June 28, 2020 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave .

Online Obituary Donation in memory of Stanford Lamont Walker

Condolence Messages

  1. Theodore O Whitaker

    It is in times like these that you must “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and, lean not to your own understanding”, because our understanding is limited. But, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths”. He is the ultimate comforter and I pray that He will continue to bless you and keep you in His care.

  2. Judy A. Alston

    May his soul through the mercy of God rest in eternal peace. Prayers and condolences to the family.

  3. Orbra & Herman Porter, Sr.

    This note of Condolence is extended to Lamont’s mother and my childhood friend, Shirley Walker Freeman. Death and grief are not something we welcome but as Christians we know that it is to come. The word of God teaches us that there is a “time” for everything == a time to be born and a time to die. In fact, we must die in order that we can appropriately transition to our everylasting home. So, I pray that God’s presence is felt and known to grant you peace and comfort with the Holy Spirit during this period of bereavement. It is not a matter of getting easier with each day but a matter of acceptance in knowing you are the only one that can control how you grieve. So, our family prayers for you and your family is that love is shown and felt in the days to come. The Porter Family will continue to love and pray for you and your family.

  4. Elaine J Copeland

    Shirley and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss I remember fondly you and Lamont. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Blessing and peace.
    Elaine Johnson Copeland

  5. To the family of Stanford Lamont Walker, especially his mother, Shirley Walker Freeman, I extend my heartfelt condolences to you. Words are inadequate to console during great loss, so I will simply ask God to show up as the great comforter (come & fortify) for each of you. In the coming days and weeks, you will be in my prayers. Blessings to you all.

  6. Shirley and family, I was so sad to hear the news about Stanford. There are no words to take away the sorrow but know I am praying with you and asking God to grant you peace and comfort as only He can.

  7. Michaela Jasper

    May the Peace of. God surround the family at this time. Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain.

    Michaela Jasper

  8. Karen E Holland

    To Shirley Walker Freeman and the entire family of Stanford Lamont Walker, I send my prayers and condolences. May God hold and comfort you as only He can.

  9. Deborah Ann Dix Mercer , member AsburyNorth

    To Lamont’s family and loved ones,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. I grew to love and respect Lamont as we fellowshipped together at at Asbury North UMC. I saw that he loved and was present with his mom and children lived out loud, walked the walk, loved God and stood up for Jesus on the battlefield for good. Precious in our eyes and the eyes of the Lord is the death of his faithful. Lamont will be missed. Rest in peace.

  10. Edith E. Riley Moore


  11. Dr. Johnetta D. Wiley

    I don’t have the words to change what you are experiencing… so let me say to you my dearest sister-friend, Shirley Walker Freeman, what was said to me once. I only recall meeting your son recently at your home, but if Lamont embodied even half of the spirit, tenacity and steadfastness that his mother exudes… then his living was not in vain and I celebrate his life with you. My heart-felt condolences to you, his children and your entire family.

  12. Shirley, You are in our prayers. Please know if there is anything you need, John and I are here for you.
    Katie & John Logan

  13. Carolyn Donald Boyd

    To you dearest Shirley I pray that the peace of Christ guard your heart and may you be comforted by his great LOVE!

  14. Kimberly J. Brant

    For the Family of Stanford Lamont Walker – I want to offer my sincerest condolences on your loss. My prayers are with you as you say goodbye. May God continue to comfort and heal you.

  15. Dr. Ervin Smith

    Shirley, May God walk with you through this valley of death and give you His peace.

    Love and Blessings !!!

    Drs. Ervin and Bernice Smith

  16. Linda Tillman


    My mother and I extend our sincere condolences to you in the loss of Lamont. We have fond memories of him growing up at Bethel A.M.E Church. And I can still see him as a student at Northwest Career Center. May the grace and mercy of the Lord give you strength and peace.

    Chick Tillman and Susan Washington

  17. Hosie & Colette Smith & Family

    Hosie and a& Colette Smith family send out sincere condolences you Mama Freeman and the children. We are in prayer for y’all. Josiah & Josiah wants Stanford & the kids know they are praying for them as well.

    Much Love,

    The Smith’s❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  18. “God is our Refuge and Strength. A very present help in trouble.” We share with you in your loss and commend you to our God, who can heal all hurt, and is willing and ready to put His arms of protections around you and your family. He Himself has said, “I will not in any way fail you, nor give you up, nor leave you without support. “Hebrew 13:5. Our hearts are with you in love and sympathy. May God and happy memories of Lamont bring comfort and blessings to you and your family .
    Carolyn White & Family

  19. Shirley,
    You have my condolences in the loss of your son.I pray that God will comfort you during this difficult time.Your Y family is praying for you and your family.Sandi Brown

  20. Erika Ellison

    Ms Shirley

    I am so sorry for your loss. His passing comes as a shock as I was just starting to reconnect with Lamont through Facebook and Instagram. Peace and blessings to you and your Family

    Erika from the Library

  21. Shirley Washington

    My prayer for the family is for comfort and peace during this trying period.

  22. Sue & Carl White

    Lamont: We who are left behind will slowly heal; but the beauty of each new day and our memories of you will nourish
    our souls. By sharing our fond remembrances together, the sorrow will lessen.
    To your Mother and Children our prayers will forever be with them. May all the prayers and support received give them peace. You will be truly missed!
    Love & Blessing to the Family,
    Sue & Carl White & Chaka Chandler

  23. Geraldine Wilson Turner

    Please accept sincere condolences from members of Tougaloo College National Alumni Association and members of the Class of 1972 on the loss of your son. We lift you and your family in prayer and want you to know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time. Praying for your strength and comfort…

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