Annie Gant Baker (1929 - 2009)

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Annie Lee Gant Baker was born December 14, 1929, in Port St. Joe, Florida to the late Chester Gant Sr. and Lela Gant. With Andreameta,Joseph, and brothers Bill, Paul, and Adrian Sr. at her bedside, Annie went home quietly and peacefully to be with the Lord on June 24, 2009.

She became a member of Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. She was a faithful servant of the Lord and an active member of Zion Fair. Annie Lee loved the church and was strongly committed to the work of the church. She served as the current Financial Secretary, a current Ward Leader, and the President of the Senior Choir.

Annie Lee was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and served as past Worthy Matron.

After receiving her early education in Gulf County, she completed her undergraduate studies at Florida Memorial College. Annie Lee served as an educator for more than thirty years in Gulf and Bay County Schools. She was the coach of the girls basketball team at Washington High School in the early 1960s.

She lived among us as one who went about doing good and who put Christ first. She was willing to be a friend to all. She simply went about working and praying and doing whatever she was called upon to do for her Master.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert James Baker, and brother, Chester Gant Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Andreameta Baker Smiley and son-in-law, Dr. Joseph; two grandchildren, Dr. Alison (Kourtney) and Joseph Smiley II; one great-granddaughter, Cameryn Elyse Ward; one sister, Naomi Lewis; five
brothers, Adrian Sr. (Mae Ella), Moses (Waddie), Paul (Linda), Dr. Raymond (Lenora), and Earnest (Gloria); sisters-in-law, Maxine Gant and Shirley Baker; God daughters, Cammia Dawson and Barbara Walker; fishing friend, Jim Phillips, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other
relatives, and many caring friends and neighbors.

Love one another deeply, from the heart. I Peter 1:22

To a devoted, caring, and special friend, Ida Bell Bryant
To a wonderful, personal friend, Mary Dawson Roberts.

Funeral services for Mrs. Baker will be held Wednesday, July 1, at 1 p.m. EST at Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church, in Port St. Joe, with the Rev. Robert L. Pierson, officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin today from 1 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to funeral services at the church. On Tuesday there will be a family hour from 6-7:30 p.m.
at Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church.

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