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Walter Jonas Jimerson Jr

January 30, 1956 - April 15, 2020


Obituary For Walter Jonas Jimerson Jr

Our beloved brother Walter ‘Jonas’ Jimerson, Jr., 64 of Seattle, Washington passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on April 15th, 2020 in Kirkland, WA. Jonas as he was affectionately known as was born in Seattle Washington to Ruby and Walter Jimerson, Sr. He attended Roosevelt High School and graduated class of 1974.

From high school he went to work at Bethlehem Steel where he was employed for several years. He also did a short stint at Metro Transit. He was a kind, gentle and funny person. Jonas loved sports, especially the game of basketball. He also enjoyed being near the water swimming or just hanging out.

Jonas was predeceased by his mother Ruby Baker, father Walter Jonas Jimerson, Sr., and brother Harold Lowe.

Jonas is survived by his sisters and their husbands, Debra and Candies Wheeler of Kent, WA, Kimberly and Richard Kirk of Mountlake Terrace, WA, Selma Ann and Charles Turner of Hillside, IL, Richard Jimerson of Seattle, WA and Sister-in-law Jeanette Lowe of Nanaimo, B.C. and Step Sister Yvette Sampson. Nephews Railen, Rodney, Keith and Kyle Wheeler, Ian, Devan and Sean Kirk, Maurice Jimerson and Jimmy Hardie, Jr., Blaine Lowe and a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Honorary Pallbearers: Rodney Wheeler, Keith Wheeler, Kyle Wheeler, Blaine Lowe, Tim Wayne, Brian Cole, Ron Nugent

His remains will be cremated and a memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family request that you take time to love one another unconditionally.

The family would like to thank you for your condolences and prayers at this time of sadness.​

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 New International Version (NIV) 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. ​

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  • November 10, 2020

    I knew Walt through Healthpoint. He was my friend. Whenever he came in I tried to make him feel like he was safe and with friends. He was kind to all who looked after him. Everyone loved Walter. I tried to make him feel good about himself. He lived his life the way he wanted. I respect him for that. I will miss you so much.

  • September 22, 2020

    Walter, I miss your smile and kind heart. It was a pleasure to know you. Peace to you, Walter.

  • July 18, 2020

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of Walter. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. I met Walter many years ago while working at the Woodinville Library. I truly enjoyed seeing and talking with him when he was in the branch. I will miss his uniquely radiant personality, his beautiful smile and his genuine laugh. I am grateful he took the time to reach out to me in Skykomish after I started working at that location. I did not get to see him much the past few years, but we had wonderful phone conversations that I will cherish. I am blessed to be able to say he was a friend. I do and will miss you Walter.

  • July 17, 2020

    Walter was always a bright spot in our days at the library. I will miss his smile and great laugh, his sense of humor and his warmth. He was a gentle soul and I pray his family will take comfort in knowing he touched many lives and brought smiles to many faces. May he rest in peace.

  • July 16, 2020

    The Redmond Library will just not be the same without Walter's smiling face, Walter touched a lot of people and he will be missed. His passing sadd

  • July 16, 2020

    Walter, I will miss you. I will miss joking with you and the fun we've had at the library. It won't be the same without you. RIP, my friend!

  • July 16, 2020

    Sending much positive energy to you and your family. Walter was a kind and generous soul, and will be much missed. We saw him often at the Bellevue Library, and had many great conversations about all kinds of things going on in the world, and in his favorite sport, basketball. I will always remember every year he had his favorite peppermint bark candy around Christmas time, and would always share a piece with us. Rest in Peace, Walter, and thanks for all the hugs, fist bumps and kindness. I send you positive energy wherever you are, and I know it's somewhere good.

  • July 16, 2020

    I will miss Walter's gentle soul and smiling eyes. I truly enjoyed our basketball discussions. I hope he is making layups in heaven. If he happened to have some candy, he would always Sneak me a piece. He was a gentle man with a large heart and a very kind soul. I will miss him. My condolences to his family. Rest in peace Walter.

  • July 16, 2020

    I will miss Walter's bright sense of humor, hearty laugh and open smile. He always remained positive even in the face adversity. May he rest in peace.

  • July 16, 2020

    Walter always brightened up my day when he'd come to one of the many libraries I worked at. We would talk basketball every time we saw each other and he was always looking forward to the primetime matchups. His sense of humor never failed to make me laugh and he always gave me a fist bump to "spread that positive energy". I thought of him from time to time since the libraries closed in March and am saddened by his passing but happy to know that he is in a better place. May God bless his Soul and I send the most sincere condolences to his family.

  • July 16, 2020

    Walter regularly visited the Kirkland Library where I work as a Children's Librarian. I have often wondered how he was doing these last few months - I am so sad to hear of his passing. He always had a smile and a story (and sometimes a piece of chocolate) to share. He had the greatest laugh! We will miss him.

  • July 05, 2020

    Walter was one of the coolest people he rode with me on the bus a lot and we had good conversations. He will be missed and my condolences to his family. Walter was a great person and a good friend Rest In Peace my friend you will be missed. God Bless You.

  • June 11, 2020

    I met Jonas and his sisters when they lived on 31st ave. in the C D. What stands out in my memory was his sense of humor. I would run into Debra and Kim on occasions and I would ask about Jonas. So it saddens me to know my brotha has passed. R. I. P. Mr Jimmerson

  • June 04, 2020

    I met Walter as I drove him many times all around the east side and Seattle on metro and sound transit buses. Not lying one bit when I say seeing him brightened my day every time I got to talk with him. He was by far my favorite passenger. He certainly was my most generous passenger as well- he always shared peppermint chocolate with me around the holidays. We ate sweets from the bagel shop anytime I had a good break. We shared great joy in making each other laugh. I wish more people had that friendly spirit. I will miss him so much. I will keep his family in my thoughts.

  • June 01, 2020

    Walter!!!! I'm sure going to miss you, my friend. Never did I ever think when I hadn't heard from you, I'd find out this way. I'm SO SAD. You're in a nice warm place now Walter, I know you got yourself a microwave too!! RIP Bud. Till we meet again. To Walter's family, if you're reading this, I have known Walter for 20+ years as he was a frequent bus passenger on my routes at Metro. I considered him a good friend. I've helped Walter out over the years when I could and would celebrate him on his birthdays and even took him to eat all he could eat at Thanksgiving. I would really appreciate it if I could be notified of the family's future plans for a memorial for Walter. I'd really like to pay my respects. I can be reached at Thank you.

  • May 21, 2020

    Jonas was always a great person, a great protector, and domino player. He always brought a great smile and never made me fill like I was less than family. You could always find comfort in his presences. He will be greatly missed. It's hard to come by authentic people these days, and that he was. Rest in love King see you when I get there. Thank you cousin for being you love you pass life Flossie

  • May 21, 2020

    To Debra and Kim. I am a Close Cousin of the Family. I just want to share my Love and Condolences on the passing of Walter. May God Strengthen and comfort you both and the rest of the family. My prayers will continue to be with you during this time of grief. I know God will heal in time so take your time and remember all the good memories while Walter Rest in Peace. Amen Deborah Turner Mayes {Cousin}

  • May 21, 2020

    To my Cousins Debra & Kim and your families. I love you and I loved your brother Jonas, my cousin. May the peace of an all loving God through Jesus Christ bless you all. There are no words to explain the lost and hurt you feel. All I can say is I understand. May the Holy Spirit guild you along the way. It's all right to cry, to laugh or wonder why just know he is at rest in the arms of God. You both can rest now yourselves. He's alright. No more sleepless night no more wondering about this or that. God has brought him back to you . I love you guys with all my heart. Mary Jimerson Smith & Family

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