Jo Marie Baquet Obituary
 
In Memory of

Jo Marie Baquet

April 17, 1934 - March 29, 2019
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Jo Marie was born April 17, 1934 to Henry Brooks and Ida Mae Hamilton in Little Rock, Arkansas and grew up in Monroe, Louisiana. She was the baby of four (Brooks, Mary Elizabeth "Sissy", and Jerry). Jo Marie married Earl Baquet in November of 1971 and the adventure began….2 children; John and Robin; abundant travels and ultimately called Harper, the Heart of the Texas Hill Country, home. Jo Marie had a great passion for all thing's chocolate, strong black coffee, Frank Sinatra, and Yankees baseball. She was truly an encyclopedia of Yankee knowledge. But her greatest passion lies within her 3 grandchildren (Cadi Bug, Lil Sugar, and Apple...
Jo Marie was born April 17, 1934 to Henry Brooks and Ida Mae Hamilton in Little Rock, Arkansas and grew up in Monroe, Louisiana. She was the baby of four (Brooks, Mary Elizabeth "Sissy", and Jerry).
Jo Marie married Earl Baquet in November of 1971 and the adventure began….2 children; John and Robin; abundant travels and ultimately called Harper, the Heart of the Texas Hill Country, home.
Jo Marie had a great passion for all thing's chocolate, strong black coffee, Frank Sinatra, and Yankees baseball. She was truly an encyclopedia of Yankee knowledge. But her greatest passion lies within her 3 grandchildren (Cadi Bug, Lil Sugar, and Apple Cheeks). She loved her children and grandchildren deeply, she made sure every baby was kissed and you never left her presence without hearing "I love you."
She lived life as she pleased with the heart of a lion. She was as feisty as she was, in her own way, gentle, as forthright as she was kind, and had as much innocence as she had wisdom. She used to say if you could count your "real" friends on one hand you had gold. In her lifetime, Jo Marie had gold - more than you could count on one hand – from Texas all the way to Florida.
Jo Marie was a devout Catholic, loved to cook, was never one to pass up a "buy one get one", had everyone's birthday, anniversary and graduation date memorized, wrote the most heartfelt personal letters of love, inspiration, and advisement. She had an insatiable sweet tooth that is the story of legend.
This incredible four-foot nothin' 70-pound lil dude, will be missed dearly, but her spirit and legacy will survive and be carried on by her children: John E. Baquet with his wife Joy, Robin R. Haddock with her husband Rodney, and her three grandchildren. She will be met with excitement at Heaven's gates by her parents, brothers and sister, and her beloved husband Earl. They will certainly have their hands full again!
At her request, there will not be a service, but her children and grandchildren will hold a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the one's that Nana held closest to her heart: the staff at Westwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (1001 Mar Walt Dr Ft Walton Beach, Fl 32547), VITAS Healthcare/Hospice of Northwest Florida (4576 E, FL-20, Niceville, FL 32578), and the Children of St Jude (https://www.stjude.org/).

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"She will be deeply missed. We will always remember her. God bless. With love, from her neighbors from Center Point TX" ELENA RODRIGUEZ (Center Point, TX)

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