Steven Walker was born to Luther and Lillian Walker (Edwards) on July 6, 1955, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was the third child of five born to this union. Debra and Richard his older siblings and Lynette and Arvey Jr, his younger siblings.
He was educated through Denver Public Schools where attended Manual High School. He worked a variety of jobs including, Continental Transit, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Davis Nursing Home and Jack-in-the-Box.
He was never married, but at the age of 18 he met the love of his life, Earlene Bannon. Their love was epic and extend beyond their relationship. Together they had 3 daughters. Tuwanda (Tutie) Lanette Walker, Kelepha (Kisa) Kay Gill (Torrese), and Quiana (Yawna) Star Hammond (Chris). He also had 2 bonus children, Angel and Terry Jones and their children whom he loved as his own. His 8 grandchildren are Kentae, Chelsea, Torrese Jr, Darius, Malachi, Omari, Ezekiel, and Isis. In addition, his 11 great grands are Nehemiah, Zameah, Saraiya, Jeremiah, Adaiah, NeLani, Nova, Noa, Mateo, Meara and Romeo.
He later had a relationship with Mildred (Millie) Shockey whom he cared for dearly. She loved “Stevie” and everything about him, including his daughters and family.
Although he wasn’t given a middle name, somewhere along the way he gave himself the middle name Luichi- Interestingly enough, even the name he chose for himself means “warrior”, and that he was. He was an absolute fighter. As a baby Steve had polio and didn’t walk until he was 4 years old. He didn’t let that stop him. His mother said he was a hardheaded kid, always into something. His big sister Deb played a big part in keeping him in line. He was a momma’s boy and loved and cared for his mother always. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do for or give to her. All of his mommas. He had at least 4 that he loved and adored throughout his life. His momma of course, Momma Wells, Mrs. Bannon and Ms. Gray. They were all Momma. He’d stop by to love on them and see if they needed anything. Going to the store, taking out trash, and even cooking if need be.
He loved his family! He especially loved his daughters. Even if you never met them, you knew about them.
In addition to his brothers, his best friend was Richard Wells. He lived with Richard and his family for a time when he was younger. It is said that when you saw one, you seen the other. They were inseparable and more family than friend. His other best friend was Lester Gray, whom he lived with in the latter part of his life.
In his younger years he was fearless! He lived by his own rules and loved to fight. So “Don’t start none, won’t be none”. That attitude of his has gotten him into more than enough trouble.
He enjoyed hanging with family and friends having fun dancing, drinking, playing cards (Bid Whist, Gin rummy, Spades, etc.) and DOMINOS. He was unbeatable. He knew what was in your hand, the bone yard and what you were going to play next. He was a trash talker too. He’d say “I make the dots on these MF@s!” and “Follow that cab, it got dope in it!”, “Give me 2 toddies I don’t answer to nobody”, “You study long, you study wrong” and a whole lot of other stuff that would have you ready to fight (and he would definitely fight you), all while slamming dominos on the table and laughing. He was even known to play chess and was good at that too. He was the life of the party.
There were so many different sides to him. He was an absolute nut and troublemaker who growled, bit and fought. He was a loyal friend and brother. He was funny, but serious. He had a huge heart and a mean streak. He was a fun and loving dad. He was deep beneath the surface. Overall he was a good man!
Of course, he had his faults as we all do. In his last years he reflected on his past a lot and spoke of regrets and things that he wished he’d have done differently. He’s been through a whole lot. Life changes you, and with it your perspective.
He didn’t attend church regularly, but his family are members of Light of Life COGIC and on August 10, 2022, while talking and praying with Superintendent Roy W. Sudds, he gave his life to God.
Steven took his last breath on this side of eternity on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at Elm’s Haven Center nursing home where he resided and is now in the hands of God.
Steven is preceded in death by his mother, Lillian McCray, his baby sisters, Lynette Golden and Millie.
He is survived by his father, brothers and sister, daughters, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends who love him. Wolf will be greatly missed.