The Oklahoman

Loretta Antoinette Walker, DVM


February 8, 1965 – August 11, 2021

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Anthony and Loretta Walker, Antoinette attended Villa Teresa Elementary School, Corpus Christi Middle School, and Star Spencer High School. She graduated with a pre-med degree from Rose State College and advanced to Oklahoma State University in the School of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 1991 as the noted third African American to graduate in their Veterinary Medicine program.

Since 2001, Antoinette worked at the Food and Drug Administra­tion, Washington, D.C. in the Center of Veterinary Medicine, as a Medical Officer.

On the morning of August 11, 2021, Loretta Antoinette Walker, DVM, aged 56, was called home to be with the Lord, following a short illness. She is survived by her beloved Mother, Otha Loretta Walker of Columbia, MD; sister, Charlotte Walker Peralta of Atlanta GA; aunt Constance Walker Bostic (Louis) Johnson and cousin Omar (Maribelle) Bostic of N.CA, and many close cousins, family and friends.

Funeral Services ( Tuesday, August 31st) will be held at Rolfe Funeral Home, located at 2936 NE 36th St., OKC, OK. Internment will be at Arlington Memorial Garden Cemetery, located at 3400 N. Midwest Blvd. OKC, OK.

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