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Johnnie Baker

July 29, 1932 — August 13, 2023


Johnnie Grace Webster Baker, 91, of Bartahatchie Community passed away on August 13, 2023 in Aberdeen, MS. She will be greatly missed, but we know she is in a far better place.

Johnnie was born in Monroe County, MS on July 29, 1932, to William Edwin and Lovenia Coleman Webster.  She graduated from Greenwood Springs School.  Johnnie married her high school sweetheart, William Grady Baker, on June 6, 1950.

Johnnie and Grady moved to Miami Springs, Florida in the 1950’s.  Johnnie loved preschoolers and taught Sunday School at Miami Springs Baptist Church for many years.  She began working as a teacher’s aide at Miami Springs Senior High School.  Eventually Johnnie became a secretary for the local school district office.

Johnnie and Grady returned “home” after retirement and built their home in Bartahatchie.  There they were very active in the Bartahatchie community and at their church, Bartahatchie Baptist.  Johnnie enjoyed her involvement in the Bartahatchie Homemakers Club.  She also wrote a Bartahatchie news column for the local newspaper.

She is survived by her sons Keith Baker of Bartahatchie and Alan Baker (Laura) of West Palm Beach, FL; daughter-in-law Kathryn Baker of Ft. Myers, FL; grandsons James and Robert Baker (Jennifer), granddaughters Emily (Steven) Aguilera and Alyson Baker; and two great-granddaughters, Hannah and Aubrey Baker; and many nieces and nephews and other extended family.

She was predeceased one month ago by her husband, Grady Baker; her parents; brothers Herbert, Horace, Harold, Hoyt Webster and sisters, Joyce Chance and Juanita Speegle. 

Visitation will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at the Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home in Amory, MS.  

A memorial service at 11 AM on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home with Bro. Philip Lindsey officiating.  Burial will be at the Sartor Cemetery in Greenwood Springs, MS.

Memorials may be made to the Bartahatchie Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Alan Gurley, Edwin Chance, James Baker, and Robert Baker.


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