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Civil rights attorney and Arkansas State Representative John Winfred Walker died on Monday, October 28, 2019, at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The following manuscript is from the tribute I paid to him on Friday, November 1, 2019, during the celebration of his life at St. Mark Baptist Church in Little Rock. TRIBUTE TO JOHN W. WALKER ©Wendell Griffen, 2019 Friday, November 1, 2019, 11 A.M. St. Mark Baptist Church Little Rock, Arkansas PASTOR RONNIE MILLER-YOW [1] PASTOR PHILLIP POINTER [2] REVEREND CLERGY BELOVED FAMILY OF JOHN W. WALKER PUBLIC OFFICIALS MEMBERS OF THE LEGAL COMMUNITY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE FAMILY OF GOD        I will forever be thankful to God for the blessing of John Walker’s fellowship and example, and I thank his family for permitting me to pay tribute to him in this hallowed place.   Yesterday was All Saints Eve. [3] Today, November 1, is All Saints Day.   It is not lost on me that we are in this hallowed place on All