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1935 Elsie 2014

Elsie Baker

February 1, 1935 — April 7, 2014

IUKA - Elsie Blount Baker, age 79, of Iuka, MS formerly of Cleveland departed this life on Monday April 07, 2014 at the Jackson General Hospital in Jackson, TN.
Visitation will be held Sunday 04/13/2014 from 12:00 PM to 002:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will follow in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the New Cleveland Cemetery. Reverends Robert Haney and Special Agent Bruce Little will officiate the service.
Elsie was born on February 01, 1935 to James M. and Gladys (Abston) Blount in Monticello, AR. She was a dedicated and devoted registered nurse who cared for hundreds of Mississippi Delta residents throughout her long career. Elsie loved to travel and had traveled the entire United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Europe extensively. Elsie was a cherished wife, beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband John Thomas Baker, three sisters; Alice Mitchum, Pat Gates, and Thelma Wells
Elsie is survived by Daughter, Susan (Craig) Strain of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Wanda (Rick) Hendrix of Jonesboro, AR. Daughter, Tammie (Joe) Davidson of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Kitty (K. G.) Sims of Muscle Shoals, AL. by Daughter, Mandy (Dr. Phil) Norsworthy of Jackson, TN. Sister, Bonnie Burton and two brothers Roger and Raymond Blount. 11 Grandchildren; Sarah, Meredith, Kady, Max, Zac, Stephanie, Blair, Savannah, John Eli, Lauren and Baker. Three great grandchildren; Elaina, Brooklyn and Frazier.
Pallbearers are her nephews Steve, Mike and Nat Baker, Greg and Steve Burton and Allen Pugh. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Helms, Ronnie Perrigin and Jeremy Little.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude's Place Memphis, TN 38501 or American Cancer Society P O Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. On-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.


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