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Eddie Ben Baker, Sr.

February 22, 1929 ~ September 5, 2020 (age 91)

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It is with deepest and heartfelt sympathy that we inform you of the passing from this life of our beloved cousin, Mr. Eddie Ben Baker, 91, a resident of 58 County Road 611, Roanoke, Alabama.  Mr. Baker transitioned from this life on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at his residence in Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama. 

Eddie Ben Baker began his life’s in Roanoke, Alabama on February 22, 1929. He was born to Jack Baker and Susie Ware Baker.

As a child, Ben accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and united with Wehadkee Baptist Church in Roanoke. While active in church, he served as a member of the Deacon and Laymen’s boards.

Ben met and was united in holy matrimony to Lavada Gates on March 5, 1949. They reared five children in this union. She preceded him in death on August 23, 1996. Throughout his adulthood, he worked on pipelines during the civil rights era, Handley Mills, and Amoco until his retirement.

Eddie Ben Baker peacefully transitioned on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at home surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents, most of his siblings, and his eldest son, Eddie Robert.

He leaves to cherish his memory : one son, Bobby Baker, Lanett, AL; three daughters: Lizzie Gregg, Margaret Grady, and Deborah Chislom, all of Roanoke nine grandchildren: Michelle (George) Join-er, LaGrange, GA; Tracy Banks, Saginaw, MI; Vanessa Baker, Northport, AL; Mark Baker, Lineville, AL; Michael Grady, Kristie Digby, and Tasha Baker, all of Roanoke, AL; Tiffany Chislom, Lithonia, GA, Tarail (Tiesha) Grady, Opelika, AL and Raven Chislom, Roanoke, AL; nine great-grandchildren; five great, great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ora Bell Bailey, Ora Lee Chatman, and Georgia Lizzie Holliman, and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

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Services

Viewing For The Public
Tuesday
September 8, 2020

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Clark Funeral Home, Inc., dba Clark Memorial Funeral Service
252 LaFayette Highway
Roanoke, AL 36274

Celebration At Graveside
Wednesday
September 9, 2020

11:00 AM
Wehadkee Baptist Church Cemetery
1216 County Road 310
Roanoke, AL 36274

Committal Service Following the Funeral
Wednesday
September 9, 2020

Wehadkee Baptist Church Cemetery
1216 County Road 310
Roanoke, AL 36274

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
September 9, 2020

Wehadkee Baptist Church Cemetery
1216 County Road 310
Roanoke, AL 36274

Please note
Pastor Elijah Jackson, Jr. will officiate and serve as Eulogist. Other ministers sharing the roster will include: Minister Christopher Johnson, Reverend L.B. Houston, Reverend Myris Bell, State President Melvin Owens

For the convenience and benefit of Mr. Baker's immediate family, we are asking all those who wish to post a condolence or message of sympathy, PLEASE do so directly on our website at the "Guest Book" link directly above his obituary. Please bear in mind that not everyone uses facebook or other social media, and the family may not be able to view all electronic condolences that are posted on these social platforms.

Our sincere prayers for comfort and peace are sent forth during this unsettling time of loss; and we express deepest gratitude to our communities for sharing with this family during their time of loss.

All visitors and those planning to attend the funeral are reminded of mandatory facial covering while on our premises or at the Cemetery. If you do not have a protective face-covering, one will be provided for you.

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