Remembering the Life of Walker "Baby" Carter

Updated on June 26, 2019
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Claudette was the wife of the beloved Walker "Baby" Carter. Their love and marriage was an example of esteemed faithfulness until his death.

Illuminate Chester: Remembering the life of Walker "Baby" Carter

Chester Made: Arts and Culture Presented Mini-Documentary on One of the Cities' Most Beloved Individuals the late Walker "Baby" Carter

The City of Chester, Pennsylvania's Chester Arts and Culture presented a mini-documentary on the late Walker 'Baby' Carter, who was born and raised in this historical location of manufacturing and arts. Featured boldly on Chester City's website are the proud words, "If you ask Chester residents what they envision for a proposed Arts and Culture District in their downtown, they'll be the first to tell you that it's got to be 'Chester made, through and through.'" Walker evolved as a source of pride from Chester. His origin and life story is the epitome of what a person can accomplish as a beloved human being. Walker was a spiritual man "...who have come to know the mind of Jehovah, so that he may instruct him? But we do have the mind of Christ." 1 Corinthians 2:16 (New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures) I would like to feature this article again in memory of my husband Walker "Baby" Carter, who will be deceased two years on June 21st, 2019. He will never be forgotten and will always be loved by his family and friends. The organization Chester Made featured a red carpet event on the same date in memory of individuals like Walker who have accomplished great things throughout the City of Chester as well as the focus on Chester's new business district. Go to their website for additional information.

Laurie Zierer, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Humanities Council, explained the purpose of sharing life experiences on such individuals as Walker Carter by stating, "stories are the beginning and the end of this project called #Chester Made. What we've been doing in February, we collected hundreds of stories" Within the article on the #chesterccity.com website explanations were given such as: "The stories gathered in Chester helped to create a CULTURAL ASSET MAP, marking places of significance across the city...The RESULTS of the story gathering furthers the understanding of the power and value of the arts and culture in the lives of the people of Chester and gives voice to their aspirations for the future."

The commemoration of Walker "Baby" Carter's life story who he did not see himself as a black man with limitations because of his race or that he was a Chester city resident. This tribute and ceremony of his life story acknowledged "Walker Carter was a beloved member of the Chester community having graduated from Chester High in 1874, attending #Widener University where he made history in football and track & field, both as a player and later a coach, and working as a dedicated PECO lineman for many years." His secular accomplishments were just a portion of who this man was. Walker was loved and admired as an Elder in the Christian congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. A brother within the Ardmore congregation where he served stated, "There will never be another brother like Walker. He was not only humble, but I could talk to him about anything, and he never looked down on me." Walker was also a faithful husband to his wife Claudette for more than 31 years. He was and still will be remembered as the best father to his daughters Wanisha Bey and Jaleesa Carter. During this tribute, family members and friends gave awe-inspiring comments about their relationship with Walker over the years.

The demise of this appealing man was explained within the tribute which became an invitation to see the above video produced by Ulysees Slaughter: His story went on to acknowledge "In 2017, Walker died tragically due to an accident while restoring power to a local area. Now, with the support of #PECO, Chester Made would like to illuminate Walker's story as one of inspiration and acknowledge the light he brought to the city he loved. Come view his mini-documentary in the Illuminate Chester Series, hear from others whose lives he touched, and share in the celebration of Walker 'Baby' Carter."

Negative thoughts have been the focus of news stories on the city of Chester for the past years. The plights of violence, poverty, lack of industry and bad politics became its identity. Positive changes are on the horizon with the creation of new businesses and positive thinking individuals and corporations. "Illuminate Chester is presented by Chester Made and made possible with generous support from PECO. Additional funding provided by Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Original support for the Chester Made Exploration Zone was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage."

Devon Walls designed the logo for Chester Made. He went on to explain his involvement with artistic events within the city "It is all needed but just the name Chester Made, it rings a bell to the people in the community. It is a sort of wake-up call that if you are branded here in Chester just get up, get out and do it." Students at Widener University have joined in on the positive action by creating a documentary entitled, A Love Letter to Chester. Dr. Sharon Meagher, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Widener University was elated as she described "...Everyone isn't just telling their stories but listening to other stories. There is a tremendous level of excitement about what is going on in the City of Chester. Part of what is really great about bringing back this slogan Chester Made is that on the one hand, it echoes the pride and the manufacturing history of Chester, and at the same time it helps us remember the pride we had in the arts and help us see there is a lot of real cool art stuff going on right now that was invisible to a lot of people, and now Chester Made and the slogan is making it visible." Through the joint efforts of positive thinking individuals excellent and inspirational things are coming out of the City of Chester.

The story of Walker 'Baby' Carter is one of those positive experiences that give Chester's residents hope for what can be accomplished now and in the future. He was taught to walk in the footsteps of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Our Heavenly Father Jehovah God taught his precious son, #Jesus, to set the example which is proudly displayed in his word the Bible. 2 Timothy explains how Walker became that human being that was beloved by so many. "All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, so that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work." Walker loved and obeyed his Grand Creator. Although imperfect, he tried to apply and obey what God's word taught him to do. That is the only reason Walker was successful in his personal and public life. Yes. All the glory and honor must be given back to his creator.


A Tribute in memory of my beloved husband Walker 'Baby' Carter by Chester Made

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 The Chester Made logo was created by Devon Walls to inspire the residents of the city of Chester. The inspiritional gathering of friends and family in Tribute to Walker 'Baby' Carter by Chester Made. Jacqueline's Boutique is one of the new businesses downtown Chester, Pa. Top designer clothing is beautifully displayed within this shop.  An uniquely designed outfit is displayed within Jacqueline's window downtown Chester.Modern day designed from local and world renown designers are featured in Jacqueline's Boutique.Other accessories such as shoes, handbags and scarfs are neatly displayed within Jacqueline's shop.A photo of Jacqueline, is displayed within her boutique. She is married to Jahlil a Grammy Award winning artist who also owns a store downtown Chester as well. This interesting jumpsuit is one of the outfits for sale within Jaqueline's Boutique. DILK is owned by Grammy Award winning rapper Jahlil. Designer sneakers are sold within this new store which is also located downtown Chester. clothing as well as accessories such as hats and sunglasses are also for sale within DILK which is own by Jahlil Beats.Jahlil's name is proudly displayed on the storefront located in Chester.Low's Custom T-shirts, where you can obtain screen printing and heat transfer is also another new business located in the downtown Chester business district.A photo of one of the streets downtown Chester where other businesses are thriving as well. Laurie Zierer is Executive Director of Pa Humanities Council. She worked with Chester Made to help bring arts and culture to the community of Chester now and in the future. Some of the beautiful artwork that is displayed in the MJ Freed Theater where the mini-documentary on Walker "Baby" Carter was held.Ulysses Slaughter produced the mini-documentary on Walker Carter. He put together these powerful questions and points which made this video so memorable and greatly appreciated by his family and friends. Financial support from PECO was appreciated.They Cousins of Walker Carter attended this mini-documentary. Some family members took the opportunity to express how much they appreciated Walker's generosity.Taylor Tolton and other staff members of Chester Made were in attendance and helped organize this inspirational event.Jaleesa Carter the daughter of Walker and Susie Carter his mother, appreciated the message within the documentary as well as the comments made by family and friends.  Edward Coleman is the oldest brother of  Claudette Carter, Walker's wife. Edward commented after the documentary about how dependable Walker was as a tenant who rented his home when he first got married to his Claudette.   Janie Genwright is the oldest sister of Claudette the wife of Walker for more than 31 years. Janie has always been very supportive of her family. Janie expressed after the documentary was featured how much she missed Walker as well.  Beautiful oil and water paintings surrounded   the setting within the room at the MJ Freed Theater located at 501 Avenue of the States, Chester, Pa.Lively colors and characters are featured within the paintings created by various artist from Chester.Gibson and Ron, friends of the late Walker Carter were in attendance of this special event. They both gave inspirational memories of their relationships with Walker. It was heart-touching.Robin Carter is the sister-in-law of Walker. She gave the hilarious experience about who had the best husband out of all of the Carter family brothers. Of course Walker won.Bob Young coached with Walker at Widener University. They were close friends as well along with his beautiful wife Jackie. After the documentary and numerous comments were made about Walker, family and friends gathered for snacks and drinks. The event turned out to be a perfect evening in memory of this wonderful man. Michael, Jen and Bob were in attendance from PECO. Claudette finally tracked down her brother-in-law Henry Genwright who was in attendance as well but is camera shy. Henry is the husband of Janie and is always very supportive of family as well.Beloved cousins Zel and Zena take a quick photo with Claudette at the evenings event in memory of Walker.Claudette appears with daughters Wanisha Bey, Jaleesa Carter and Sheena Jones. All three  of these ladies have been there for their mother through these difficult times after the death of Walker.Claudette takes a quick photo with Susie Carter her dearly beloved mother-in-law who desperately misses her son Walker. Susie continues to demonstrate the hope of the resurrection that one day she will see her son again.Intriguing colorful paintings that are presented on the walls of the MJ Freed Theater where the documentary was featured.Another amazing painting by local artists that are for sale within the MJ Freed Theater.
 The Chester Made logo was created by Devon Walls to inspire the residents of the city of Chester.
The Chester Made logo was created by Devon Walls to inspire the residents of the city of Chester.
The inspiritional gathering of friends and family in Tribute to Walker 'Baby' Carter by Chester Made.
The inspiritional gathering of friends and family in Tribute to Walker 'Baby' Carter by Chester Made.
 Jacqueline's Boutique is one of the new businesses downtown Chester, Pa. Top designer clothing is beautifully displayed within this shop.
Jacqueline's Boutique is one of the new businesses downtown Chester, Pa. Top designer clothing is beautifully displayed within this shop.
An uniquely designed outfit is displayed within Jacqueline's window downtown Chester.
An uniquely designed outfit is displayed within Jacqueline's window downtown Chester.
Modern day designed from local and world renown designers are featured in Jacqueline's Boutique.
Modern day designed from local and world renown designers are featured in Jacqueline's Boutique.
Other accessories such as shoes, handbags and scarfs are neatly displayed within Jacqueline's shop.
Other accessories such as shoes, handbags and scarfs are neatly displayed within Jacqueline's shop.
A photo of Jacqueline, is displayed within her boutique. She is married to Jahlil a Grammy Award winning artist who also owns a store downtown Chester as well.
A photo of Jacqueline, is displayed within her boutique. She is married to Jahlil a Grammy Award winning artist who also owns a store downtown Chester as well.
This interesting jumpsuit is one of the outfits for sale within Jaqueline's Boutique.
This interesting jumpsuit is one of the outfits for sale within Jaqueline's Boutique.
DILK is owned by Grammy Award winning rapper Jahlil. Designer sneakers are sold within this new store which is also located downtown Chester.
DILK is owned by Grammy Award winning rapper Jahlil. Designer sneakers are sold within this new store which is also located downtown Chester.
clothing as well as accessories such as hats and sunglasses are also for sale within DILK which is own by Jahlil Beats.
clothing as well as accessories such as hats and sunglasses are also for sale within DILK which is own by Jahlil Beats.
Jahlil's name is proudly displayed on the storefront located in Chester.
Jahlil's name is proudly displayed on the storefront located in Chester.
Low's Custom T-shirts, where you can obtain screen printing and heat transfer is also another new business located in the downtown Chester business district.
Low's Custom T-shirts, where you can obtain screen printing and heat transfer is also another new business located in the downtown Chester business district.
A photo of one of the streets downtown Chester where other businesses are thriving as well.
A photo of one of the streets downtown Chester where other businesses are thriving as well.
Laurie Zierer is Executive Director of Pa Humanities Council. She worked with Chester Made to help bring arts and culture to the community of Chester now and in the future.
Laurie Zierer is Executive Director of Pa Humanities Council. She worked with Chester Made to help bring arts and culture to the community of Chester now and in the future.
Some of the beautiful artwork that is displayed in the MJ Freed Theater where the mini-documentary on Walker "Baby" Carter was held.
Some of the beautiful artwork that is displayed in the MJ Freed Theater where the mini-documentary on Walker "Baby" Carter was held.
Ulysses Slaughter produced the mini-documentary on Walker Carter. He put together these powerful questions and points which made this video so memorable and greatly appreciated by his family and friends. Financial support from PECO was appreciated.
Ulysses Slaughter produced the mini-documentary on Walker Carter. He put together these powerful questions and points which made this video so memorable and greatly appreciated by his family and friends. Financial support from PECO was appreciated.
They Cousins of Walker Carter attended this mini-documentary. Some family members took the opportunity to express how much they appreciated Walker's generosity.
They Cousins of Walker Carter attended this mini-documentary. Some family members took the opportunity to express how much they appreciated Walker's generosity.
Taylor Tolton and other staff members of Chester Made were in attendance and helped organize this inspirational event.
Taylor Tolton and other staff members of Chester Made were in attendance and helped organize this inspirational event.
Jaleesa Carter the daughter of Walker and Susie Carter his mother, appreciated the message within the documentary as well as the comments made by family and friends.
Jaleesa Carter the daughter of Walker and Susie Carter his mother, appreciated the message within the documentary as well as the comments made by family and friends.
Edward Coleman is the oldest brother of  Claudette Carter, Walker's wife. Edward commented after the documentary about how dependable Walker was as a tenant who rented his home when he first got married to his Claudette.
Edward Coleman is the oldest brother of Claudette Carter, Walker's wife. Edward commented after the documentary about how dependable Walker was as a tenant who rented his home when he first got married to his Claudette.
Janie Genwright is the oldest sister of Claudette the wife of Walker for more than 31 years. Janie has always been very supportive of her family. Janie expressed after the documentary was featured how much she missed Walker as well.
Janie Genwright is the oldest sister of Claudette the wife of Walker for more than 31 years. Janie has always been very supportive of her family. Janie expressed after the documentary was featured how much she missed Walker as well.
Beautiful oil and water paintings surrounded   the setting within the room at the MJ Freed Theater located at 501 Avenue of the States, Chester, Pa.
Beautiful oil and water paintings surrounded the setting within the room at the MJ Freed Theater located at 501 Avenue of the States, Chester, Pa.
Lively colors and characters are featured within the paintings created by various artist from Chester.
Lively colors and characters are featured within the paintings created by various artist from Chester.
Gibson and Ron, friends of the late Walker Carter were in attendance of this special event. They both gave inspirational memories of their relationships with Walker. It was heart-touching.
Gibson and Ron, friends of the late Walker Carter were in attendance of this special event. They both gave inspirational memories of their relationships with Walker. It was heart-touching.
Robin Carter is the sister-in-law of Walker. She gave the hilarious experience about who had the best husband out of all of the Carter family brothers. Of course Walker won.
Robin Carter is the sister-in-law of Walker. She gave the hilarious experience about who had the best husband out of all of the Carter family brothers. Of course Walker won.
Bob Young coached with Walker at Widener University. They were close friends as well along with his beautiful wife Jackie.
Bob Young coached with Walker at Widener University. They were close friends as well along with his beautiful wife Jackie.
After the documentary and numerous comments were made about Walker, family and friends gathered for snacks and drinks. The event turned out to be a perfect evening in memory of this wonderful man. Michael, Jen and Bob were in attendance from PECO.
After the documentary and numerous comments were made about Walker, family and friends gathered for snacks and drinks. The event turned out to be a perfect evening in memory of this wonderful man. Michael, Jen and Bob were in attendance from PECO.
Claudette finally tracked down her brother-in-law Henry Genwright who was in attendance as well but is camera shy. Henry is the husband of Janie and is always very supportive of family as well.
Claudette finally tracked down her brother-in-law Henry Genwright who was in attendance as well but is camera shy. Henry is the husband of Janie and is always very supportive of family as well.
Beloved cousins Zel and Zena take a quick photo with Claudette at the evenings event in memory of Walker.
Beloved cousins Zel and Zena take a quick photo with Claudette at the evenings event in memory of Walker.
Claudette appears with daughters Wanisha Bey, Jaleesa Carter and Sheena Jones. All three  of these ladies have been there for their mother through these difficult times after the death of Walker.
Claudette appears with daughters Wanisha Bey, Jaleesa Carter and Sheena Jones. All three of these ladies have been there for their mother through these difficult times after the death of Walker.
Claudette takes a quick photo with Susie Carter her dearly beloved mother-in-law who desperately misses her son Walker. Susie continues to demonstrate the hope of the resurrection that one day she will see her son again.
Claudette takes a quick photo with Susie Carter her dearly beloved mother-in-law who desperately misses her son Walker. Susie continues to demonstrate the hope of the resurrection that one day she will see her son again.
Intriguing colorful paintings that are presented on the walls of the MJ Freed Theater where the documentary was featured.
Intriguing colorful paintings that are presented on the walls of the MJ Freed Theater where the documentary was featured.
Another amazing painting by local artists that are for sale within the MJ Freed Theater.
Another amazing painting by local artists that are for sale within the MJ Freed Theater.

Friends and family reminsced about the life of the beloved Walker "Baby" Carter at the mini-documentary presented by Chester Made.

Photos from Widener Universities' Athletics Hall of Fame in memory of Walker 'Baby' Carter

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The wife of Walker along with the recipient of Walker Carter scholarship fund sponsored by PECO Energy.Paulette Blake along with Claudette Carter, wife of Walker share a moment of encouragement as they enjoy the award ceremony.Julie E. Wollman, PhD is President of Widener University started the evening with her speech for this important event. A photo of one of the slogan for Widener University Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Bill Manlove was honored at this event. He was head coach at Widener when Walker played and won a championship. Walker also coached under Manlove as the first African American coach. Walker Carter's family accepted the Athletics Hall of Fame Award for a national championship game won by Widener in the 70's.   A photo of an exhibit where Walker is featured and recognized for his accomplishments in football as well as track and field within the Athletics Hall of Fame.The widow of Walker Carter along with the current President of PECO Michael Innocenzo, pose with the Athletics Hall of Fame award.   Family members gather with the President of PECO where Walker was employed as a lineman for more than 30 years.Michael Felici, was one of the dedicated staff members of Widener who organized this memorable Hall of Fame event.Walker's only sister Ocie, who attended the event along with family member which included his mother, Susie Carter, brothers Bobbie, David, Darryl and Sam.Walker's daughter Jaleesa, takes a photo with her grandmother Susie, the mother of Walker along with his brother Sam.Jaleesa receives a big hug from her uncle Sam, the brother of Walker Carter.Family members take a quick photo together along with the recipient of the scholarship named in Walker's memory. Claudette the widow of Walker pose with other recipients of the 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame awards.The widow of Walker Carter poses with the award in memory of her husband who caught a 70-yard touchdown reception for a National Championship game that sealed the 1977 Division 111 championship for Widener University. Michael Innocenzo, President of PECO appears along with the widow of Walker Claudette (on the left) and her twin sister Paulette Blake.PECO has been there for the family of Walker who worked as a lineman for more than 30 years. The company's Presidents such as Craig Adams and Michael Innocenzo have been their for Walker's family since his death.  The first recipient of the Walker Carter scholarship fund. Wanisha Bey and her husband Mo, enjoyed the ceremony in honor of Walker.Wanisha and Jaleesa, are the daughters of Walker Carter. They appreciated the ceremony of Athletics Hall of Fame in memory of their father.A photo from a video with Walker and some of his teammates that was presented during the ceremony for the Hall of Fame.Family members of Walker Carter which include his oldest brother Robert Williams who was a spokesman for the family at this ceremony.
The wife of Walker along with the recipient of Walker Carter scholarship fund sponsored by PECO Energy.
The wife of Walker along with the recipient of Walker Carter scholarship fund sponsored by PECO Energy.
Paulette Blake along with Claudette Carter, wife of Walker share a moment of encouragement as they enjoy the award ceremony.
Paulette Blake along with Claudette Carter, wife of Walker share a moment of encouragement as they enjoy the award ceremony.
Julie E. Wollman, PhD is President of Widener University started the evening with her speech for this important event.
Julie E. Wollman, PhD is President of Widener University started the evening with her speech for this important event.
A photo of one of the slogan for Widener University Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
A photo of one of the slogan for Widener University Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
Bill Manlove was honored at this event. He was head coach at Widener when Walker played and won a championship. Walker also coached under Manlove as the first African American coach.
Bill Manlove was honored at this event. He was head coach at Widener when Walker played and won a championship. Walker also coached under Manlove as the first African American coach.
Walker Carter's family accepted the Athletics Hall of Fame Award for a national championship game won by Widener in the 70's.
Walker Carter's family accepted the Athletics Hall of Fame Award for a national championship game won by Widener in the 70's.
A photo of an exhibit where Walker is featured and recognized for his accomplishments in football as well as track and field within the Athletics Hall of Fame.
A photo of an exhibit where Walker is featured and recognized for his accomplishments in football as well as track and field within the Athletics Hall of Fame.
The widow of Walker Carter along with the current President of PECO Michael Innocenzo, pose with the Athletics Hall of Fame award.
The widow of Walker Carter along with the current President of PECO Michael Innocenzo, pose with the Athletics Hall of Fame award.
 Family members gather with the President of PECO where Walker was employed as a lineman for more than 30 years.
Family members gather with the President of PECO where Walker was employed as a lineman for more than 30 years.
Michael Felici, was one of the dedicated staff members of Widener who organized this memorable Hall of Fame event.
Michael Felici, was one of the dedicated staff members of Widener who organized this memorable Hall of Fame event.
Walker's only sister Ocie, who attended the event along with family member which included his mother, Susie Carter, brothers Bobbie, David, Darryl and Sam.
Walker's only sister Ocie, who attended the event along with family member which included his mother, Susie Carter, brothers Bobbie, David, Darryl and Sam.
Walker's daughter Jaleesa, takes a photo with her grandmother Susie, the mother of Walker along with his brother Sam.
Walker's daughter Jaleesa, takes a photo with her grandmother Susie, the mother of Walker along with his brother Sam.
Jaleesa receives a big hug from her uncle Sam, the brother of Walker Carter.
Jaleesa receives a big hug from her uncle Sam, the brother of Walker Carter.
Family members take a quick photo together along with the recipient of the scholarship named in Walker's memory.
Family members take a quick photo together along with the recipient of the scholarship named in Walker's memory.
Claudette the widow of Walker pose with other recipients of the 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame awards.
Claudette the widow of Walker pose with other recipients of the 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame awards.
The widow of Walker Carter poses with the award in memory of her husband who caught a 70-yard touchdown reception for a National Championship game that sealed the 1977 Division 111 championship for Widener University.
The widow of Walker Carter poses with the award in memory of her husband who caught a 70-yard touchdown reception for a National Championship game that sealed the 1977 Division 111 championship for Widener University.
Michael Innocenzo, President of PECO appears along with the widow of Walker Claudette (on the left) and her twin sister Paulette Blake.
Michael Innocenzo, President of PECO appears along with the widow of Walker Claudette (on the left) and her twin sister Paulette Blake.
PECO has been there for the family of Walker who worked as a lineman for more than 30 years. The company's Presidents such as Craig Adams and Michael Innocenzo have been their for Walker's family since his death.
PECO has been there for the family of Walker who worked as a lineman for more than 30 years. The company's Presidents such as Craig Adams and Michael Innocenzo have been their for Walker's family since his death.
The first recipient of the Walker Carter scholarship fund.
The first recipient of the Walker Carter scholarship fund.
Wanisha Bey and her husband Mo, enjoyed the ceremony in honor of Walker.
Wanisha Bey and her husband Mo, enjoyed the ceremony in honor of Walker.
Wanisha and Jaleesa, are the daughters of Walker Carter. They appreciated the ceremony of Athletics Hall of Fame in memory of their father.
Wanisha and Jaleesa, are the daughters of Walker Carter. They appreciated the ceremony of Athletics Hall of Fame in memory of their father.
A photo from a video with Walker and some of his teammates that was presented during the ceremony for the Hall of Fame.
A photo from a video with Walker and some of his teammates that was presented during the ceremony for the Hall of Fame.
Family members of Walker Carter which include his oldest brother Robert Williams who was a spokesman for the family at this ceremony.
Family members of Walker Carter which include his oldest brother Robert Williams who was a spokesman for the family at this ceremony.

Widener University's Athletics Hall of Fame for Exemplary Former-Student Athletes

Walker "Baby" Carter graduated in 1978 from Widener University, located in Chester, Pa. He was inducted into the hall of fame "for his 70-yard touchdown reception with 4:38 to go in the National Championship game-his second score of the title contest-that sealed the 1977 Division III national championship for the Pioneers. Carter led that team in receptions with 38 for 673 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. For his efforts during the season, Carter was named to the AP Little All-America squad. Following the National Championship, he signed with the Buffalo Bills as a free agent." Walker later returned to Widener and became the first African American coach in football along with track and field.

Ron Hodge graduated in 1978 from Widener. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame the same time as Walker. Ron was a very talented athlete as well. Both "...were members of the NCAA All-America teams in the 4x100 relay in outdoor track in both 1976 and 1977 and the school record team in 1975. A teammate who was beloved by all and who could light a room with his smile, Carter passed away suddenly in June 2017. In his honor, PECO created the Walker Carter Scholarship Fund in November 2017." Other former-student athletes were also inducted during this ceremony. Kate L'Armand graduated in 2000 and was a five-time Academic All-American. Lauren Lucci a graduate of the university in 2008 was "one of the top throwers in Widener women's track & field history." Pete Morrison a graduate in 1977 "helped lead Widener to a No. 1 ranking in baseball during the 1976 season." From the old school of PMC William "Reds" Pollock was also inducted as "...one of the PMC's finest football players in the 1930's according to then head coach, Judd Timm." It was a memorable evening for all of the former student inductees.

The event was attended by hundreds of family and friends of the inductees. My sister Doris, her daughter Lineta and Marilyn, came up to enjoy the award ceremony from Baltimore Maryland. They spent the weekend and also attended Widner's homecoming game where Walker was remembered at halftime. The entire weekend was upbuilding and encouraging for the family and friends of Walker "Baby" Carter.

Corporate members of Walker's previous employer PECO Energy an Exelon company also attended the Athletics Hall of Fame which was held at the Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Pa. Carter's previous supervisor Bob Fowler, Jen who serves as a director over the lineman along with Romona another member of the Exelon Corporation. Michael Innocenzo, President & CEO at PECO, shared a previous experience with Walker Carter's family. Michael spoke about Walker who worked as a lineman at PECO. He recalled how when he started at the company other employees would talk about this Walker Carter. Because Michael had attended and graduated from Widener as well, he had also heard of Walker and wondered if this was the same guy others spoke so highly of. Once Innocenzo met Carter, he discovered that this was the same Walker Carter but his humble attitude was quite obvious to Michael. Walker's family loved hearing this intriguing experience in memory of their loved one. Corporate members of PECO have been more like family since Walker's death. Their love for him has been constant which is demonstrated by the way the Carter family has been treated. This is a rare trait in corporations today. Walker is remembered by many as a loving, selfless, humble individual who had a vision of what the world should be like where people of all races should love and respect each other regardless of who or what role they may play within our society. What a wonderful example for each of us to remember and apply.

"When He Dances With Me," Is a poem that I wrote about the love we felt when my husband Walker and I danced together before his death.

When He Dances With Me

Time ticks then cease,

when he dances with me.

As the #angels play their harps,

our love holds us captive, for everyone to see;

when my, my baby dances with me.

#True love is never a game,

when our hearts pulsate into a flame.

Come take my hand,

as we magnify each other.

Behold, as our love multiplies like grains of sand.

Apart from you, I am weak,

cause your love makes me humble and then meek.

Play that slow tune,

as we dance in the midst of the moon.

Please, Mr. DJ, play that slow tune.

Emptiness surrounds us,

when he dances with me.

Although hundreds of people are around.

My love for him abounds,

when he dances with me.

Your love screens me off,

from the problems of the world.

You give me a dip and then a swirl,

please let me be your girl.

His touch penetrates my soul.

He pulls me closer.

Our hearts beat faster,

as he directs my steps;

taught to him by the Master.

The Originator of true love,

permeates from above.

When #my baby dances with me,

nothing in the world matters but thee and me,

when my, my baby, dances with me!



The beauty of #dancing with the one you love.

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Wanisha and Moe, danced together at their wedding celebration.Walt and Joni Dixon, dances beautifully together at their celebration of love gathering.Moe and Wanisha, posed for this photo during their wedding.We danced together in our celebration of love at our 25th anniversary celebration.My husband Walker, the man I dedicated this poem to. We are featured here with our children when they were younger. We still enjoy dancing together today.
Wanisha and Moe, danced together at their wedding celebration.
Wanisha and Moe, danced together at their wedding celebration.
Walt and Joni Dixon, dances beautifully together at their celebration of love gathering.
Walt and Joni Dixon, dances beautifully together at their celebration of love gathering.
Moe and Wanisha, posed for this photo during their wedding.
Moe and Wanisha, posed for this photo during their wedding.
We danced together in our celebration of love at our 25th anniversary celebration.
We danced together in our celebration of love at our 25th anniversary celebration.
My husband Walker, the man I dedicated this poem to. We are featured here with our children when they were younger. We still enjoy dancing together today.
My husband Walker, the man I dedicated this poem to. We are featured here with our children when they were younger. We still enjoy dancing together today.

Patricia Wesley a cousin of Walker Carter talk about her loving experiences with him as she held back the tears after the mini-ducumentary was featured. David C

Robin Carter the sister-in-law of Walker Carter reminsced about wonderful family memories.

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        Claudette Coleman Carter 

        2 months ago from Media, Pennsylvania

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