Eva Joyce High Baker
The angelic hosts came for Eva Joyce Baker, 81, the wife of Charlie Baker of Mexia, on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, among loving family and devoted friends.
Baker will be available for public viewing Friday, April 25, at 10 a.m. in Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the chapel. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 26, at noon at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, FCR 489 in Teague, with Rev. E. O. Riley, pastor, officiating. Rev. Stanley Johnson, pastor of Grove Island African Methodist Episcopal Church in Mexia, will serve as the eulogist. Interment will follow at Grove Island Cemetery in Mexia.
Eva Joyce High Baker was born Aug. 15, 1932 in Freestone County, the fifth child born to Austin High Sr. and Minnie Huckaby High. She grew up in Freestone County and attended public school there. Baker belonged to Grove Island African Methodist Episcopal Church in Mexia. Eva Joyce married Charles “Charlie” Edward Baker Sr. on June 28, 1952.
Baker worked for the Mexia State School as a habitation program technician. She was an officer in the Heroines of Jericho; the chaplain of the Mexia Interdenominational Choir; a member of the League of Involved Women; a church stewardess, a member of the Usher’s Alliance Charter; president of the Grove Island AME Church Missionary Society; and a charter member of the Teague BTW Alumni.
Eva Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings, Homer High, Elseal High Holly and Austin High Jr.
Those left to cherish her memory most are her husband; children, Maggie Maria Smith, Charles Edward Baker Jr. and wife Rhonda, Ronald Ray Baker and wife Toni, and Adrian Baker and wife Stephanie; grandchildren, Toby Gray, Jason Glover and wife Katie, Bryan Smith, Quiana Smith Tartt and husband Tiger, Ryan Baker and Jared Baker; siblings, M.D. Shaw, Collins High, Vestine High, Rose Mary High Haynes, Lois Ann High Conner and Minnie Pearl High Gentry, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home is serving the family of Eva Baker. Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.