Mrs. Hettie Lee Baker was born June 30, 1939 in Campbellton, Florida to the Late Willie Mae and Theodore Newton Sr. She received her formal education in Campbellton, Florida. In 1960, Hettie met the love of her life, James C. Baker and they were joined in holy matrimony on April 2nd in Marianna, (Jackson County) FL. Hettie was converted at an early age, singing and praising god with her sisters and in local churches. Hettie was a longtime member of Dade City Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Elder Mitchell Davis Jr. Hettie was a humanitarian and service woman, who provided patient care to the elderly in the city of Dade City, FL. She loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed life to the fullest. On Friday, July 10, 2020, God closed Hettie's loving eyes and whispered "Peace be Thine". She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends. Hettie was preceded in death by her parents; her 6 siblings, Willie Ree Gilbert, Thomas E. Newton, Richard Newton, Theolia Martin, Coy Newton, and Liddie Sorey; her children, Bobby Baker and Angie Baker. She leaves to cherish her memory: her loving husband of 60 years, James C. Baker Sr.; her beautiful children, Janice (Rechea) Sanders of Riverview, Florida, Barbara Cheatum of San Antonio, Texas and James C. Baker Jr. of Tampa, Florida; her loving siblings, Annie Mae (Nixon) Pittman, Jessie Gean Newton, and Dairel Newton Sr.; her grandchildren, Shawana (Michael) Clay, Shaqueila (Durville) Singh, Billy T. (Alisha) Cheatum Jr, Jasman Wynn and Shamieka Cheatum; 10 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many sorrowing friends.
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