Michele Anne Walton, 40, passed away on April 2, 2011 in Virginia Beach. A native of Butler, PA, she was the daughter of Margaret George Baptiste and the late Norman N. Baptiste. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her loving husband of nineteen years, John R. Walton; two sisters, Karen Sue Hodak and her husband, John and Diana M. Baptiste and her companion, Tim Bauer, all of Butler, PA; two brothers, Dennis M. Baptiste and Mike C. Baptiste, both of Fenelton, PA; mother-in-law, Jean Walton of Norfolk; a brother-in-law, Jimmie F. Walton and his wife, Denise of Chesapeake; a niece, Nicole Walton; and nephews, Jonathan Walton, David V. Rodgers, Jr., Daniel M. Rodgers, and Guyd M. Baptiste; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk. The family requests that you please dress casually in honor of Michele’s memory.
The family would like to express its deep appreciation to the Emergency Room Staff of Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, and the EMS workers who were so compassionate in their care.
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I cannot begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. Your wife will forever remain a 2011 April Mama.
My heart is with you at this sad time. although i’m sure words don’t ease the pain please know that you are in the thoughts of all us WTE april mamas and we are proud to call you and your beautiful girls a part of our family.
Mr. Walton, I may not know you, but my heart broke upon reading the obituaries of your wife and child. I wish I could bear this for you so that you could live in a happier time. Please accept my prayers for you and the promise from Jehovah at Revelation 21: 3,4. I hope you find comfort in the beautiful memories of the 19 years you shared with your beautiful and know in your heart you will will be reunited with her and your little girl.lday
Di and Family…so sorry for your loss, what a tragedy for all to endure. Lean on God and each other..Praying for all of you. God Bless
I can not express how truely sorry I am for your loss. God had a bigger plan for your wife and sweet daughter. They are sitting at Gods feet watching over you.
I am a member of the April ’11 boards on the “What to Expect” website and I would like to pass along my sincere condolences to John and the rest of his family. Michelle was a member of our group and this tragedy has effected us all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
John, Joan and I are terribly saddened to hear of Michelle’s passing, We understand your grief and sorrow at this time of loss. Please accept our condolances and know that you are in our thoughts. Sincerely, Rod and Joan (your neighbors at 436 Hopkins Rd)
Our deepest, deepest sympathy for your terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless and be with you John. Xoxo
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of great sadness.
I wish that there was something more I could do for you and your family, even though I do not know you personally. After hearing your story, I couldn’t help but be touched. They were both absolutely beautiful people.
I wish you peace and love in the hard days ahead.
John, my heart goes out to you. You are the best thing that had ever happened to my baby sister & I am so glad you had each other. You know you will always be family. Thank you for being such a wonderful husband, best friend & father to my sister & niece. I couldn’t have asked for any better.
Dear Mr Walton,
I would like to express sympathy on behalf of the staff at Virginia Beach General. You, along with your wife and daughter will remain in our hearts and memories for a long time to come.
We are so sorry for your loss.
Magga Fenton RN
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
I am a mom from the WTE April 2011 board and just wanted to say that my heart goes out to you and your family. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
I am so very sorry for your Loss. My heart is with you in this time of tragedy.
Wishing you everything you need to get through this difficult time.
Adriana, Mom from the WTE April ’11
i may not know you but my heart and thoughts are with you in your time of so much loss.
john, i am a march 2011 mama and i just wanted to let you know how your story has spread to all of our boards. we are all so deeply sorry for your losses and wish to show you support and comfort during this time. i didnt know your wife as i am part of the march board but as a fellow WTE mommy, please accept my sympathy. my family and i will be praying for you and your family.
much love and sympathy,
Michelle I know you are safe with Kylie. You are loved and missed by many. You are shining over everyone and helping them heal. Knowing that one day you will be reunited once again. You were beautiful. John may you find the strength you need. April 2011 Mommies will always be with you in some way. I know you and your family will forever be with me.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God has taken another Angel home.
Our deepest condolences from the Labor & Delivery Staff @ Sentara Virginia Beach General.
My deepest condolences to John and Michele’s family and friends. We were all shocked to hear of one of our April mommies passing. My husband and I wish John the strength to get through this inconceivably hard time.
Words cannot tell you how sorry I am for your loss. No one will ever really understand what you are going through at this time. I read of your loss through the WTE boards and I am truly amazed at your courage and strength. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts as you grieve the loss of your beautiful wife and daughter.
With deepest sympathy,
Dec ’10 WTE Mom
Michele, thank you so much for gracing this world with your wonderful heart and beautiful face. As I get to know you through your husband, I know you have left this world a better place. John, my deepest condolences go out to you in such a tough time. May God carry you through this and lessen the pain as days go by.
John, I am a WTE Aug 2010 mom and would like to send my condolences. I know words can not heal the pain but we are all thinking of you!
She is so beautiful. My heart goes out to her family and everyone who will miss her. She seems like she was an inspiration, a beautiful person. Rest in peace, Michele.
Michele may you rest in peace with your beautiful precious daughter. Your husband John is a wonderful man who I know misses you and his darling daughter dearly. May the Lord give your family strength during these trying times.
John, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I found out about your story from What to Expect. As I know you have suffered a terrible loss of your best friend and of your little princess.
May they rest in peace and may you also have peace in your heart and mind and support from your friends and family. Including those on What to Expect.
On behalf of myself, my family and the members of Gang 29, I would like to express my most sincere condolences to you and your entire family. May God bless you and may he keep you close to his heart. We know that Michelle and Kyle are both in a better place. Remember that God makes no mistakes. He said in his own words that, he would never leave you nor would he forsake you. Remember whenever you’re unsure about anything, look to hill from which cometh your help, your help cometh from the Lord. May they both, rest in peace!
how do say good by to the person that made me whole a better person a better man i dont know how to do that. your were my world. evething we did we did it together. i can i go any were and not think of you . you have left a hole in my heart that can never be fill . you had the biggest heart of any body i know all ways careing for the other guy . how many times did you make me stop to help somebody broke down and all that did is make me love you more if the was even possible i dont think it was .please give kylie grace ,zack,and your dad a big hug and kiss for me and i hope ill be there soon to see our baby together.
John I am so sorry for your loss. They say faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. Hold fast to the faith that Michele and Kylie are looking over you and are safe together in heaven. Live for them in every thing you do. We are here if you need anything at all. Just ask!
Doug Bacon & Family
Ower prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your lost. Love to you from your Union sister And brother.
I am one of the April WTE mommies. Just wanted to let you know I have been praying for you and your family. Please take comfort in knowing your beautiful wife and daughter are together, and even though they may not be present in body, they will always be with you in spirit. God bless,
God bless you and your family. The loss of Michele and baby Kylie has deeply effected the April moms and all of our families,I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you all. God Bless.
I am very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers. I pray that God grant you peace and healing.
WTE Mom from April 2010
John, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife and baby girl. I will keep you in my prayers. – Julie(June 2011 WTE mom)
Sending my condolences & most heartfelt sympathy goes out to you in your time of grief. May The Lord grant you the strength you need at this time. Heaven just gained 2 beautiful angels.
Mr Walton – May God’s blessing be showered upon you through these tested times. All of us at WTE are extended family and would like to send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
I am a Mommy from the January 2011 WTE board. Kylie is so incredibly beautiful. May you both be in Heaven together, watching over Kylie’s Daddy.
may God give you strength in your time of grief. God bless you
My deepest sympathies to you John, and to your family. I didn’t know Michele, but as a member of the WTE online community I feel a special bond. I cannot fathom what you’re feeling right now.. but God can. Praying He will sustain you with the comfort that only He can give! Love & Prayers, the Shifflett Family, Charlottesville, VA
“Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22
Wanted to send my deepest condolenses to you and your family during your time of berevement my thoughts and prayers are with you….
I am from the WTE board, and I just wanted to say my heart hurts for the horrible loss you have had. You wife and daughter are beautiful. Keeping you and them in my thoughts and prayers.
Although I don’t know you or your family personally, please know that I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your family in this time of need and we are all here for you if you need us. Such a beautiful woman and daughter are now with God and he will take wonderful care of them!
Chele– I can’t believe you’re gone. Rest in Peace, Sister.
I am terribly sorry about the loss of your wife and daughters. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Although I may not know you or Michelle or Kylie, this loss has affected me and many people on our WTE board.
May God be with you in your time of need!
I’ve read your story from the WTE message boards and my heart breaks for you and your family.
I’m from the May 2011 board and wanted to send you and your family my most sincere apology for your losses. I hope you can feel the love and support everyone is sending from the site and it brings you just the smallest amount of comfort. Praying for you, Michele and Kylie. God bless you.
My heart breaks for you John,and all the family.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, LOVE leaves a memory, no one can steal. Never forget!
With deepest sympathy, Wendy
Michele,thank you for taking good care of Guyd every year that he’s been down to visit.He’s looking forward to coming down this summer to spend time with John.You will be sadly missed.
Praying for strength in these rough times. Lean on god and people you love, you will need them. You will be with them one day again. Thoughts and prayers John.
-April 2011 WTE Momma
I have been blessed to meet John, and through that meeting, feel as though I have met both you and precious Kylie. Rest in God’s love, and sprinkle the night skies with thousands of twinkling stars–lights of your love for John–to give him strength to carry on.
Happy motherday sweetheart . I’m sorry your not here so I can make it your day .I’m missing you and Kylie so much baby I love you . All ways on my mind xoxox
It’s still hard to believe you are gone even after a year. I was so looking forward to getting to meet that darling little niece. She was a beauty. You did good. Love you & miss you so much. Your big sister.