Mary Lois Baker, age 71, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, September 6.
Mary was born in Dallas on August 28, 1951, to Morris and Billie Baker. She was a longtime resident of Alba. Mary was employed at Texas Instruments and retired after almost 31 years. After retiring from TI, she worked many years at the Kaufman County Clerk’s office and later worked for the Wood County Clerk’s office.
Mary was a Christian woman who had a passion for crocheting, the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Longhorns, Ford Mustangs, and her family. She also enjoyed reading Mary Higgins Clark books and attending yard sales. Mary was a lifelong George Strait, Beatles, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson fan and would often steal her daughter’s George Strait CDs! Mary was also an avid animal lover. Her dogs and cats were like family to her.
Although she had no grandchildren, she had many nieces and nephews who always called her “Mammy”. One of her favorite past times was visiting the casinos in Shreveport and Oklahoma with her niece, Angel. She also enjoyed playing card games with her family, which she often won.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Morris Wendell Baker Sr. and Billie Ruth Baker; sister-in-law, Lana Baker; brothers, Wendell Baker, and William Baker; sister, Cindy Rumfelt; and her beloved niece, Angel Bryant.
Mary is survived by her husband, James Holman of Alba; daughter, Jenny Chilson and husband Michael of Alba; stepson, Matthew Holman and wife Monica of Dallas; stepdaughter, Trisha Frizzell of Dallas; sister, Margie Corbitt and husband John of Alba; brother, Matt Baker and wife Cindy of Wills Point; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Funeral Service for Mary will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 15, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Alba with Pastor Kelly Burton officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 AM.
Graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Crandall Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Boedy Baker, Pete Baker, Bucky Baker, Cliff Baker, Johnathan Eaves, and Donald Rumfelt. Honorary pallbearers are Boedy Baker IV, Jayden Green, Landon Green, and Josh Rumfelt.