Keyah Aisha Baker
September 24, 1981 - November 18, 2021
Columbus, Georgia - Keyah Aisha Baker, 40, of Columbus passed on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital. A Graveside Service will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Green Acres Cemetery. Rev. Emmett S. Aniton will be officiating according to the Charles E. Huff's International Funeral Home, Inc. Viewing will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the funeral home located at 927-5th Avenue, Columbus.
Keyah Aisha Baker was born on September 24, 1981 in Columbus, Georgia, the second of three Baker children. Keyah attended St. Mary's Road Montessori, Grace Christian Academy, Reese Road Elementary and Richards Middle School, where she excelled academically and participated in cheerleading. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1999, and attended the prestigious Fisk University, a historically black university located in Nashville, Tennessee. While there, Keyah earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 2003. While at Fisk, Keyah was awarded Ms. Political Science in 2001, served as a U.S. Congressional intern in 2001, and participated on the Fisk University tennis team.
A lifelong lover of learning, Keyah continued her educational pursuits after graduating from Fisk. She earned a general practice paralegal certificate from Southwestern Career College in 2005. She earned a Master's in Business Administration in 2013, and was completing a Doctorate in Business Administration at Walden University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Keyah was a strong, powerful, beautiful, incredible woman who positively impacted all that she touched. She was generous in donating her time and resources to causes that she held dear, including the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Boys' Home, United Negro College Fund, and Sierra Club. She maintained membership at Friendship Baptist Church, where she remained active in both the Missionary program and Sunday School.
Keyah is survived by her son, Jayden; her parents, Dr. Lionel and Rowena; her brothers, Dr. Tabari (Dr. DaJoie), and Dr. Gamal (Constance); her niece, MacKenzie, and nephews, Croslan, and Ellis, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Heart Association
at the following link: https://www.heart.org/?form=legacy&s_src=20U2W1EEMM&sub_src=footer_memorial_gift
or mail it to: PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.
Published by Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Nov. 26, 2021.