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Meridianville student Will Walker dies due to illness

Meridianville Middle School student Will Walker lost his battle with leukemia. (Source: Will Walker Facebook page) Meridianville Middle School student Will Walker lost his battle with leukemia. (Source: Will Walker Facebook page)
MERIDIANVILLE, AL (WAFF) - An 8th grade student at Meridianville Middle School died due to illness after battling leukemia for several years.

A Madison County Schools spokesperson said the school district is saddened by the death of Will Walker.

"On behalf of Superintendent David Copeland and the entire school system, I express my deepest sympathies to the Walker family and friends during this most difficult time," said Geraldine Tibbs.

Counselors are available at the school to help students with their feelings associated with Will's death.

Students gathered before school earlier this week to pray for their friend.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Aug. 31 at Berryhill Funeral Home in Huntsville from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. His funeral will be on Monday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Monroe Road in Meridianville. Friends plan on wearing crimson and white to celebrate Will's love for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. They will also release red and white balloons at the graveside service.

"Willie will be missed by his teachers, classmates, football team, friends, and the entire Meridianville Middle School family," Tibbs continued. "We offer our deepest condolences to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with them."

Members of the community are holding a car wash to raise money for the Walker family. It will be at Hazel Green Advanced Auto on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

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