A message from Journey to New Life:
It is with great sadness we announce our beloved Dr. Georgia K. Walker, Journey to New Life’s co-founder and Executive Director, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 7th, 2022, peacefully surrounded by her immediate family and friends.
Georgia was a true visionary and social justice instigator. She touched the lives of so many, near and far. Georgia dedicated her life to those whom society often wishes to cast away and forget. She was a fierce advocate and an even more ferocious lover of people, believing each and every person is made in the image of God. Her religious beliefs and practices evolved throughout her life, always guided by her deep and profound commitment to service of others.
Many of us learned from Georgia to “abide by the law of the heart” even when it was in direct opposition to “the law of the land.” Georgia was loyal until the very end to the people she served and their loved ones.
We are so grateful to her for leading us with purpose, for believing in us and for trusting us with her mission. Now, we have the immense privilege of carrying on her life’s work and to that, we are completely and wholly devoted. We miss her dearly, but know she’s with us as we continue to pursue re-entry with dignity for all people returning to the community from incarceration.
Sr. Rose McLarney, Journey to New Life co-founder, will act as Interim Executive Director while our Board of Directors conducts an Executive search.
Instead of flowers, donations can be made in Dr. Georgia K. Walker’s honor at journeytonewlife.org
March 19, 2022
Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m.
Service to follow.
St. James Parish
3909 Harrison Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
Dear Rose, Gabrielle and all members of Journey to New Life Staff and Residents of Journey House and Peace House,
I will be out of town on March 19 and I’m sorry I can’t join you in prayer and thanksgiving for Georgia. I’ll be there in spirit for sure.
Her presence will be continue to be felt in all aspects of this wonderful ministry, and it will carry on through you and so many others who support caring for our dear neighbors.