Maurry Baker Sr.
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Maurry Vernon Baker Sr., 74, of 1305 Blythewood Lane, Suffolk, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009 at Consulate Health Care in Windsor, Va. He was a native of Nansemond County and the son of the late Fletcher L. and Mary Mayfield Baker. He was also predeceased by three sisters, Mattie Copeland, Annie Perkins, and Louise Whitfield; three brothers, Willard Baker, Percey Baker and James Baker.
He retired from Planters Peanut Company after 40 years of service. He was a member of Rising St. James PHC where he was a deacon, singer and former trustee.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mildred Baker; two sons, Maurry Vernon Baker Jr. and Troy Baker Sr. (Sherelle), both of Suffolk; three grandchildren; one sister, Bertha White, of Suffolk; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2009 at Rising St. James PHC, 201 North 6th St., Suffolk, officiated by Bishop Dwight Whitfield. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. Crocker Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.