Joseph "Joe" Baker of Saint Francisville, LA, was born February 3, 1960, to the union of David Baker, Sr. and Charlotte Gray Baker. He was called home to rest on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at West Feliciana Parish Hospital. He was an employee of The Town of Saint Francisville, as a Public Works and Maintenance Worker for 24 years. A job he loved as he enjoyed helping everyone!!! He will be missed dearly by his family and the Public's Eye as he was an ICON in The Town of Saint Francisville. He leaves to cherish his memories, one son, Jonathan Gray(Shirlisa), of Dallas TX, five sisters, Carolyn Miller of Baton Rouge LA, Shirley Whitaker (Richard) of Zachary LA, Avis Baker and Lenora Baker of Weyanoke, LA, and Brenda Stirgus (Johnny) of Woodville, MS. Two brothers, David Baker, Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA, and Palmer Lee Baker (Joyce) of Gonzales, LA. One Uncle, Alex Gray, Sr., Baton Rouge, LA. Three Grandchildren, Jonathan Capone Strowder, Jaylenn Santana Hawthorne and Jaslynn Amore Gray. Two God Sisters, Gail Smothers and Demetrice Cobb. Two God Children, Derek Davis and Keandrek Jones, a Special Great Niece Alanna Baker, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Two close friends, Ike Snowden and Sam D'Aquilla whom he loved dearly. He was proceeded in death by his parents, David Baker, Sr.,and Charlotte Baker, one Brother Earnest Duncan Gray and Companion Ollie Wilson. Visitation will be Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Saint Francisville Funeral Home 5914 Commerce St. Saint Francisville, LA from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. Religious Services to be held at the Union Bethel Family Church 10864 Tunica Trace, Saint Francisville, LA at 11 A.M on Saturday, October 29. Pastor Ronald Johnson officiating. Services entrusted to Saint Francisville Funeral Home 5914 Commerce Street Saint Francisville LA.
Published in The Advocate from Oct. 27 to Oct. 29, 2016.