Milton A. Baker Jr.

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Mr. Milton Alexander (Lee) Baker Jr. was born on Feb. 10, 1948, to Mr. Milton Alexander Baker Sr. and Mrs. Mary Lee Hall Baker in Petersburg, and was raised on Mt. Airy Street in the Sugar Hill neighborhood. Milton was the eldest son born into this union.

Milton was a cool "cat" in his day and was known for wearing his signature, Kangol hat. Milton loved life and he enjoyed spending his last days living life just as he wanted to. Family was very important to Milton and he would do anything he could for his family. Milton never missed a chance to celebrate his life and family.

Milton was predeceased by: his parents; wife, Patricia Brown Baker; sisters, Rosetta Hall, Ernestine Baker Tucker, Mary Frances Baker Butts, Shirley Baker Byrd and Patricia Baker Dillard; a nephew, Alfonzo Sparks; and a stepdaughter, Bethel Brown.

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, Milton transitioned from this earthly home into eternal life in the hour of grace at 5:04 in the evening, with his family by his side. While on his bed of affliction Milton confessed his sins to the Lord, repented of those sins and he asked the Lord to save his soul before peacefully closing his eyes with his daughter and granddaughter praying by his side.

Milton leaves to celebrate his life a devoted family and many friends too numerous to name.

His daughter, Deaconess Adrian King Clark, whom he called his "love child" because he said, that she was made with love. Milton would tell everyone that he knew how much he loved his "A" and if you didn't know that then you probably didn't know Milton very well, and his son-in-law, Billy Clark of Petersburg. His son, Van Tucker of Petersburg, who is a "Mini Milton" that has the same looks and cool sense of style just like his "Pop". A devoted brother, Ernest Baker (Margie) of Petersburg; loving granddaughter, Ashley Clark of Petersburg, whom he was so proud of and he would often say that she was just like "A"; two grandsons, Van Robinson and Milton Robinson, who was named after him and with whom he shared a special bond both of Petersburg; two stepdaughters, Renita King (Darron) of Dinwiddie, and Tawanda Jefferson (Stuart) of Matoaca; three brothers-in-law, Kenneth and Keith Mason, and devoted Henry Byrd, all of Petersburg; nieces, devoted niece, Sheryl Sidney (Alex), Frances Boone, Meralena Baker, Tamica Butts, Tiesha Dillard and Teyonda Boone, all of Petersburg, Tawn Parham and Tara Parham Powell (Tracy), both of New Jersey; nephews, Carl Tucker, Wayne Baker and the Rev. Corey Baker (LaTrelle), all of Petersburg; the mothers of his children, Liz Tucker, and Gloria Linda King (whom he always had a special love for in his heart), both of Petersburg; devoted cousins, Bossie Martin of Chesterfield, who was raised with him like a brother, and Diane Bates of Petersburg; and several other nieces; nephew; great-nieces; great-nephews; cousins; and friends to include, the King family, Parham family, Tucker family and the Sugar Hill neighborhood. May God have mercy on the family. Amen!

Services for Mr. Milton Baker will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg. Interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 3180 Forest Hill Road, Petersburg, and may be contacted by calling 804-605-0388.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Baker and watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from June 26 to June 29, 2014
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