Sarah Kate (Katie) Walker, 59, of Sumiton, went to give a command performance for the King of Kings on July 17, 2013. She studied opera and music at the School of Fine Arts, Birmingham Southern and Samford University. She auditioned at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and performed in several states during her musical career. She attended Sumiton and Dora schools and graduated from Minor High School. She was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J. T. and Juanita Walker; and sister, Jimmie Sue Walker.
She is survived by her sister, Diane Barnett; a niece, Gena Barnett; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A service will be private, by invitation only. She will be greatly missed.