May 23, 1979 Baltimore Baltimore City Maryland, USA
HATTIE BERTHA WHITAKER BAKER, SUNRISE: January 20,1926 in Palmyra, North Carolina. PARENTS: Mrs. Hattie A. Whitaker and The Late Mr. Robert Whitaker. Hattie was educated in Palmyra, North Carolina Public Schools System. Hattie was united in Holy Matrimony to Charles Baker and their union was blessed with seven children. Hattie was a proud, caring and loving mother. In February,1942 Hattie relocated to Baltimore, Maryland and joined The Southern Baptist Church under the Leadership of Reverend Nathaniel Higgs. Hattie later became a member of the Senior Usher Board and served as a Supervisor of the Junior Ushers Board. Hattie was employed as an Custodian at the Church, a position she dutifully upheld until the end. On occasions of being overlooked or taken for granted, Hattie never complained but continued to serve vigorously and gave of herself unselfishly, knowing that she was working for GOD'S GREAT KINGDOM. Hattie's favorite spiritual was "I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The LORD". GOD, Our Father, who doeth all things well, maketh all things work together for the good of those who love HIM, called His servant to her Eternal Reward on Wednesday, May 23,1979 at The Church Home Hospital. Those who shared Hattie's life, enjoyed Hattie's love and now grieves Hattie's departure and looking forward to that Great Reunion are: four sons- Charles, Ruleond, Roland and Wardell; three daughters- Genice, Marlene and Carol; her mother- Mrs. Hattie A. Whitaker; a brother- Mr. Robert Whitaker Jr.; four sisters- Mrs. Beulah White of Portsmouth, Virginia, Mrs. Bernice Higgs, Mrs. Annie Dolberry and Mrs. Stella Redfearn of Baltimore, Maryland; four aunts; five uncles; seven grandchildren; one sister-in-law; four brothers-in-law; ten nieces; twelve nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.