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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sister Baker Went To Heaven

Mamie Marie Barham Baker
May 21, 1921 - August 14, 2012

She entered Heaven's gates at 1:30 am this morning. 
 She was born Mamie Marie Barham in Comanche, OK.  She went by Marie or Sister Baker but to 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren she was "Ma".
  She was 4th daughter of John Jackson Barham and Nancy Pearl Emily Dunn Barham.  She had four sisters and two brothers.  On a Sunday morning in October of 1938 she married her beloved husband, Harold Jeff Baker.  They got married right after Sunday School class then went to the regular Sunday morning service.  They had three children, two daughters and a son.
Her husband preceeded her in death on April 20, 1998.  Her daughter Haroline Baker preceded her in death on October 2, 1940.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Oleta, Johnnie, Ruth, Faye and her brother, Z.T. Barham.  She is survived by her brother, Donald Barham of Oregon.  She is survived by her daughter and son, 7 grandchildren, 12 grandchildren, many cousins, nephews, nieces and in-laws. 
Most importantly she is survived by the many children that she led to Christ through her ministry.  She was a pastor's wife.  A job she cherished.  She helped her husband through evangelism.  They held many revivals together.  She was a Sunday school teacher, children's church leader, a Missionette leader, a Women's Ministries leader, a song leader and church camp leader.  The most fun a child could have was attending Vacation Bible School with my grandparents.  They loved children and they loved it when a child accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

"This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine"

Brother and Sister Baker
Valentine's Banquet
First Assembly of God Church, Prague, OK

Yes, she will be missed but she was so ready to go home.  I wrote this post about her a couple of years ago.

She only knew two homes, Oklahoma and now Heaven.  Some might think they are the same, oh but they are not.
Goodbye Ma.  I'll talk to you soon.

Happy Grandma's Day.
Territory Mom


Alicia Helsley said...

What a life she led. So sorry for your loss, prayers for the family.

Katydid said...

What a sweet post. Nothing better than a precious, godly grandmother. God Bless!

Katydid said...

What a sweet post. Nothing better than a precious, godly grandmother. God Bless!

Jimmy said...

Beautifully written. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Love from your California family.