Marion J. Baker

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 29, 2005

Marion Justena Baker, 78, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 at her daughter’s home in Chesapeake. The daughter of the late Pearlie and Walter Hayslett, Marion was a native of Cypress Chappell. She was co-owner of M&W Drywall and Plastering Company.

She was a devout member of Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church in Corapeake, N.C. Married to the late Walter Baker of 41 years, Marion was a dedicated wife and mother. Her memory will be cherished by two sons, Walter Baker Jr. of Norfolk and Linwood Morris of Newport News; four daughters, Diane Bumpers and Lesa Williams of Chesapeake, Beverly Jackson and husband Reginald of Alexandria, and Karen Weathers and husband Jahamal of Virginia Beach; one sister, Beulah Brown of Portsmouth; two brothers-in-law; Ashley Baker, Robert Baker and wife Eloise of Portsmouth; one sister-in-law, Shirley Hayslett; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday in Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church in Corapeake, N.C. by the Rev. William Norman.

Crocker Funeral Home, 900 E. Washington St. in Suffolk, is

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handling the arrangements. The

family will be present for the viewing tonight from 6

to 8 p.m. Visitors will be received by the family at 304 Paperbark Trail in Chesapeake.