David Lee Baker Sr.

Published 4:28 pm Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Christ Temple Church of Christ, Oakvale,  for Elder David Lee Baker Sr., 86, who died Friday, March 20, 2020 at Jefferson Davis Community Hospital in Prentiss. Elder Maxie Lowe officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Elder David Baker was born to the late Lymon and Charity Baker in Oakvale, Mississippi.

He attended Jordan Hill and married Miss Dixie Lee James in 1950. Elder Baker became a logger and a successful business owner of D&DB Logging Company which he and his wife built. He employed many skilled workers in the community throughout the years.

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Elder Baker was rooted in Christianity and was called a minister at the age of 24.

As a minister, he served as a leader and counselor in the community. He was awarded the Proclamation of Longevity and Service Certificate from Mayor Henry C. Banks of the City of Hazlehurst in 2010 for his 50 plus years of services as minister.

Elder Baker was also awarded a certificate of recognition from the United States House of Representatives, District 6, for his Christian servant-hood in 2011.

He was preceded in death by four sons, Lash Larue Baker, Larry Lavern Baker, Moses Baker and Timothy Baker and one grandson, Joel Crane.

He is survived by his wife, Dixie L. Baker of Oakvale; two brothers, Lymon Baker Jr. of Miami, Florida and Louis Baker of Oakvale; three sons, David Lee (Shirley) Baker, Lymon L. Baker, Micheal L. Baker all of Oakvale; eight daughters, Margorie T. (Rick) Harper of Oakvale; Karen Y. Baker of Radcliff, Kentucky, Annette Baker of Rochester, New York, Sandra (Victor) Tyler of Gulfport, Sheekela (Mark) Yeboah of Bethesda, Maryland, Michelle L. (J. D.) Carr of Woodbridge, Virginia, Mesheba A. Johnson of Gulfport and many other relatives and friends.

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