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Velma Ray Woods Baker
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1915
Louisiana, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 2005
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

When she was unhappy with you, she'd use your first name. When she liked what you had done, she'd call you Honey. And when she was secretly thrilled, she'd bestow her sweetest accolade: Sugar. That was important because Velma Ray Baker was "Ticky, as her husband of 50 years Archie often said Ticky about her clothes. Ticky about her lavish Dinner parties And Ticky about the way people behaved during services at Second Presbyterian Church, her church home for more than 40 years. she hated to hear them talk during the organ prelude for example. in an effort to stop them, she once said, in despair, Honey, ive done everything but throw myself between the pews. Velma was also involved with the Red Cross and also spent 3 decades visiting state prisons with the prison ministry and in the process met four special inmates whom she invited to live with her and learn how to make a fresh start Velma was also involved with the civil rights movement during the 1960,s the grandaughter of slaves she was acutely sensitive for equal rights and fair treatment for all people. true to form Velma was even ticky about her funeral having planned it years before her death every detail from the singing of Amazing grace and the color of her casket and dress. to the glorious Hallelujah Chorus.To Some people Velma was hard to take but she didnt care because after all she was Ticky !! she leaves to mourn her husband Archie Baker Sr. Son Archie Baker Jr. Daughter Betty. Grandchildren, Great grand children, and many cousin's and her church family and friends from Second Presbyterian 
 
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  Archie Baker (1910 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Leonard
Record added: Dec 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17099084
Velma Ray Woods Baker
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Velma Ray Woods Baker
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Velma Ray Woods Baker
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
 
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