I, Verna Dean Felton Walker, have been a native of Marshallville, Georgia most of my life. I attended Lamson-Richardson school in 1963 and Macon County Middle school in Oglethorpe, Georgia, in 1969. After graduating from Macon County Middle school, I attended Macon County High and received my diploma in 1976. My college career started at Savannah State College where I stayed for a short period of time, and then I later moved to
Chicago, Illinois. After returning back home, I started working at The General Telephone Company in Perry. Ga., and remained there for seven years until the company closed their Perry office and moved to North Carolina. I moved with the company to Durham, N.C., only to return after a brief period. I return
back home and worked for a year as a Dietitian with the Fort Valley Nursing Home. Later, I moved to Milledgeville, Georgia where I was employed with the Baldwin County Probate Clerk Office for six years and six months. In 1994, I moved back to Marshallville, and started working with the Georgia Department of Correction as a Correctional Officer. During this time, I attended The Fort Valley University and graduated in 2004 with a
Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. I continued to further my education by working on a Master’s Degree at Troy State University in Alabama. I later graduated by meeting the academic requirements for Counselor and Rehabilitation on the Master’s degree program in 2010. I married in September 2006 to Eddie W. Walker, and have been married for twelve years. I worked with the Department of Corrections as a Counselor for five years until I retired in March 2011.