Brenda Clarke Baker of Monroe, Georgia died peacefully in her sleep on January 7, 2021, after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 74 years old.
Brenda grew up in Oliver, GA and graduated from Brenau University in 1968, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She then worked for Delta Airlines in Atlanta. In 1970, Brenda married George W. Baker, Jr. and they had 50 wonderful years together.
After Brenda moved to Monroe with her family in 1986, she became an active member of First Baptist Church of Monroe, where she worked and taught Sunday School in the youth department. Engaged in her community, Brenda co-chaired the United Way of Walton County annual campaign in 1997. She was also a founding board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Walton County and volunteered her time to many other projects.
Brenda had a wonderful sense of humor and a fun-loving, generous spirit. She was passionate about her family and embodied the unconditional love of a mother. She loved spending summers at Lake Lanier, playing bridge with friends, and hosting big family Thanksgiving dinners. Affectionately known as “Booda” to her granddaughters, she cherished her role as their grandmother. Brenda is survived by her husband, George W. Baker, Jr.; her son and daughter-in-law, George W. Baker, III and Suzanne R. Baker; her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Bonnie V. Baker and Kevin Hogg; and her two granddaughters, Carsyn and Reese Baker; as well as extended family.
A family-only service will be held Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Resthaven Cemetery. A larger memorial service celebrating her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the George Wallace Baker, Sr. Education Trust at First Baptist Church of Monroe.
Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 209 Hammond Drive, Monroe, GA 30655. (770) 267-2594. You may sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com
Reposted courtesy of Tim Stewart Funeral Home.