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Gary Ward Baham

Amite, Louisiana

Jun 17, 1967 – Sep 13, 2021 (Age 54)


June 17, 1967
September 13, 2021
Amite, Louisiana


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Richardson Funeral Home Obituary

Gary Baham - 54 of Ponchatoula, Louisiana went home to be with his Heavenly Father on September 13, 2021. 
He is survived by his loving wife Melissa Barrios Baham of Ponchatoula, daughter Brenna Baham of Pearl River, sons Collin Baham of Hammond and Brice Baham of Ponchatoula, grandson Bentley Lemon of Pearl River, mother and father Etta and Gerald Baham of Hammond, brother Kerry (Kim) Baham of Tyler, Texas, as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins. 
Gary was a career officer of the law whose compassion for his fellow man was felt by all who knew him. He was a devoted husband, and loving father, son, and brother. 
Born June 17, 1967, Gary was a lifelong resident of Tangipahoa Parish. 
Visitation : 9am, Saturday, September 18th - Woodland Park Baptist Church, Hammond, Louisiana. 
Service to follow at 11am. 
Interment: Killian Chapel Cemetery, Hillsdale, Louisiana

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My prayers go out to Melissa, his children, grandson and parents. Gary was a unique person who never met a stranger. No doubt this world will never be the same. I will always have the upmost respect for him. He was a model police officer, friend, and human being. Rest in peace my friend.

Gerald, Ms. Edda and Melissa....there are no words to describe the sadness and sorrow that so many of us are feeling right now. As you are, Gary was like family to Marie and I and our hearts are shattered. As a Brother of the Badge, Gary & I shared some unforgettable memories, like many of our brothers & sisters have. Just know that Gary will live in our hearts forever with all those wonderful memories. We're here if you need us...all you have to do is just reach out to us. R.I.P my...

This breaks my heart to learn of his death so early in life. Gary was the sweetest, nicest, most polite and respectful young man. He will be missed. May the Lord be with Melissa, Etta, Gerald, Kerry, and his children, bless them and give them comfort.

Etta & Gerald...I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn of your son Gary's passing. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

I send my deepest condolences and sympathy to the Baham family during this very difficult and painful time.

Etta and Gerald i am so sorry of the passing of your son Gary. We have been praying for strength and know that God answers all prayers. Know that we love you so much

I knew Gary growing up— Dixie youth baseball and in high school. Very nice, great guy. Through the years since, I always enjoyed catching up with him when we’d run into each other. So sorry for y’all’s loss

So sorry, Gary was a great man and friend. Prayers for the family. Robbie Lipscomb

We will miss you! Gary was a good hearted person to anyone he ran across to! You are loved very much!