State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - November 7, 2000
SPRINGFIELD - Meriya A. Baptiste, 78, of Springfield died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 24, 1922, in Madrid, Spain, the daughter of Victor and Irene Peters Ross. She was preceded in death by her husband, Denzil I. Baptiste, and a son, Leonard C. Baptiste.
Mrs. Baptiste, a homemaker, worked for the state of Illinois as a secretary, retiring in 1982. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Survivors: two sons, Victor K. (wife, Charlotte) and Leon I. Baptiste, both of Springfield; two daughters, Michele I. Wehner and Lynette M. Sajjad, both of Springfield; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Allan and Tony Ross, both of London; a sister, Thelma Peters of Melbourne, Australia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.