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Bryson Walker

Jun 7th, 2010 - Oct 29th, 2023

Funeral Ceremony:  11 a.m. on Friday, November 3, 2023, at New Beginnings Church in Flora

Visitation:  4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, November 2, 2023, at New Beginnings Church in Flora


     Bryson Allan Walker, age 13, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2023.

     He was born June 7, 2010, in Effingham, the son of Dustin A. Walker and the late Deborah A. (Potter) Walker.  Bryson was a younger brother to Bayley Allana Walker, who was born in 2003.  Both Bryson and Bayley passed away together, leaving their family heartbroken, but with loving comfort for the reunion in heaven with their mother and Christ.

     Bryson was a student at Floyd Henson Junior High School in Flora.  He loved chocolate milk, McDonald’s chicken nuggets, and cheese rollups from Taco Bell.  He enjoyed swimming, dancing, mixing songs together on the computer, surfing YouTube channels, and playing Nintendo Switch.  He especially enjoyed games like Angry Birds and Minecraft.  Bryson attended Xenia Methodist Church.

     He is survived by his father: Dustin Walker of Flora; stepfather: Alan Gertsch of Dundas; numerous step-siblings; paternal grandparents: Carole and Mike Helm of Flora; maternal grandparents: Kristine and Rick French of Kinmundy; maternal step-grandmother: Anne Potter of Red Rock, Oklahoma; paternal step-grandmother: Zoe Walker of Flora; great-grandmother: Janie Beguin of Ponca City, Oklahoma; great-grandfather: Don French of Ponca City, Oklahoma; aunts: Christy, Nikki, Kelly, Mandy, and Jennifer; uncles: Travis, Ricky, Brandon, Josh, Jeffrey, and Bryan; and numerous cousins.

     He was preceded in death by his mother: Debbie Gertsch; maternal grandfather: James Potter; paternal grandfather: Ralph Walker; maternal great-grandfather: Jerrold Beguin; maternal great-grandmother: Lawanda French; maternal great-grandparents: Audrey and Herman Kukuk; paternal great-grandparents: Robert and Maxine Connerley and Riley and Donna Walker.

     A funeral ceremony for Bryson and Bayley will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 3, 2023, at New Beginnings Church in Flora.  A visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the church.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with expenses, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:



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Meryl Woods Jr

October 31st

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Kris Foland (Eckelberry)

October 31st

So sorry to hear about the loss of these young children. May God Comfort the entire family as he wraps his loving arms around these young children and welcomes them into heaven

De Hawkins

October 31st

Dusty, Karen, Sharon and the rest of the family, I am so incredibly sorry for your losses. Sending you all many prayers.


October 31st

We are sending our sincere condolences to the family & friends. May lord be with you in this troubled times. 🙏🏻

Robin Corry

November 1st

Sorry for you loss. I had him on my school bus in the morning, he was a joy to be around.

Tasha Thuftedal

November 1st

I am so sorry for your loss. I was one of Bryson’s teachers at Richland County Elementary School in Olney. Bryson will always have a special place in my heart. You have my deepest sympathy and my heart goes out to his family and friends.

Marilyn Wilson-Crowe

November 1st

Such a tragedy! So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

Lyle and Holly Long

November 1st

We are so sorry to hear about y'all's loss. Sending prayers and comfort to y'all.

Debbie Collins

November 1st

So very sorry for the loss of Bryson & Bayley. Please Know Y’all are in my thoughts & Prayers!! Praying for peace & comfort & sending much love to your families at this time!🥰🙏🙏

Judy Lusk

November 1st

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for his family

Steve & Misty (Wiegel) Wheeler

November 1st

Bryson I will always remember you running around playing & picking on your sister. I know your Momma was there with open arms greeting you. Fly High Sweet Boy. Prayers & Hugs to all family & friends

Mike and Sharon Gray

November 1st

Sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all the family and friends.

Teresa Baker

November 5th

I was Bryson's Cub Scout leader. He was such a great kid, with so much spirit. I'm so sorry for the loss of these children. Many prayers.



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