Gloria Walker resides in Jackson, Mississippi, where she lived for many years with her husband, the late William E. Walker. Together, they became a team with vision in civic and business affairs. Upon Mr. Walker’s death in 1993, Gloria exercised her skills in financial and organizational matters at the Walker office, as well as the home front, where she is a very active mother of three grown children and ten grandchildren.

With a continuing service ethic in the Jackson community and the State of Mississippi as well, Mrs. Walker was a former Sunday school teacher and, member of the Vestry of St. Andrews Episcopal Cathedral. Further, she served on the Board of Goodwill Industries, St. Andrews Episcopal School, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Mississippi Children’s Home Society, and was an active member of the Cancer Society and Jr. League of Jackson. She was Co-Chairman of Inaugural Activities for Mississippi Republican Governor Haley Barber. Currently, Mrs. Walker serves as Sr. Member of the Board of the Walker Companies, The Walker Foundation and serves on the Board of the Mississippi Museum of Art and the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. Countless people have benefited from her vision, philanthropic interest and love of people. Improving the quality of life for her community is a passion for her.

In her more private life, Mrs. Walker has hosted a weekly Bible study for 25 years. She also includes daily fitness training into her schedule. She admits she is happiest when she is playing with her grandchildren, gardening, reading a good book, or entertaining family and friends at her home in Colorado.