03/07/07 — FORREST A. BAKER

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Nov. 4, 1933-March 6, 2007

Forrest Andrew Baker, 73, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Deborah Sessoms.

Funeral services will be this evening at 6 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church in Goldsboro. The Rev. Rick Mondell will officiate. Graveside service will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery at Hampton Roads in Suffolk, Va.

He was born in Floyd County, Ga., to the late Gaston and Elizabeth Miller Baker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and attended New Life Baptist Church, Goldsboro.

He is survived by a son, Forrest Gaston Baker and his wife, Cindy, of Barboursville, Va.; daughters, Delores Hux and her husband, Jeff, of Norfolk, Va., and Deborah Sessoms and her husband, Stephen, of Goldsboro; sisters, Renonda Brumbellow and her husband, Wayman, of Alabama and Linda Murphy of Georgia; six grandchildren, Johnnie and Jennifer Carter, Nichole Irby, Joshua Sessoms, Krystal and Kimberly Baker; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Julia Wilbanks and five brothers.

Family will receive friends following the service this evening at New Life Baptist Church, Goldsboro.

Although flowers are welcome, memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one's choice.

Condolences to the family may be posted at www.howellfuneral.com.

The family is being served by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.


Published in Obituaries on March 7, 2007 2:34 PM