Anita Baker Laine

Published 1:54 pm Monday, December 31, 2012

SUFFOLK — Anita Baker Laine, 77, passed away Dec. 30, 2012. She was born in Suffolk, Va., the daughter of the late Opal Powell Baker and Stonewall “Pinky” Baker. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, James Cobb Laine Sr. and her son, Stephen Albert Laine. Anita retired as an insurance agent for Southern Insurance Agency in Kitty Hawk, N.C. She was a member of Suffolk Christian Church and the West Memorial Bible Class. She was a member of the Suffolk Red Hatters, Sassy Red Hatters, and Windsor Red Hatters. She was also a member of the North Outer Banks Kiwanis, Outer Banks Pilot Club, Southeastern Insurance Women’s Association, the Suffolk Woman’s Club, and she served as past president of the Suffolk Junior Woman’s Club.

Anita is survived by her daughters, Lisa Laine Facenda and husband, Jeff, Holly Laine Saunders and husband, William G. Saunders IV, all of Suffolk; son, James Cobb Laine Jr. and wife, Sally, of Charleston, W.Va.; grandchildren, Alex and Ian Laine, Jacob and Stephanie Laine, Jenny and William “Quint” Saunders, and Drew Nash and wife, Chelsea; great-grandchildren, Emily and Kaleb Nash; sister, Gail Baker Taylor and husband, Vernon, of Suffolk; and three nieces: Jessica Broegler, Susannah Broegler and Sara Hart.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Woodland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael D. Halley officiating. Friends may join the family Wednesday night from 7 to 8 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory for a time of visitation. Memorial donations may be made to Suffolk Christian Church at P.O. Box 1457, Suffolk, VA 23439. Condolences may be registered online at

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