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Nancy Eades Baker

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Nancy Eades Baker, 73, went Home to meet her Lord, Jesus on Saturday morning, June 13, 2020. Nancy was the eighth of nine children born to William Thomas Eades and Della DeVary Eades, in Lexington, Kentucky, on January 30, 1947. Nancy grew up her family’s tobacco farm and attended schools in Athens, KY. In 1982, Nancy, packed up her home and moved with her two children to Elgin to be closer to sister. Within a few years, she met James Ray Baker. After returning from a visit to Kentucky, she discovered James had moved into her home; nine months later, the two were united in marriage on May 17, 1997. Nancy and James successfully owned and operated Baker Plumbing and Septic Service together for over 14 years.

Nancy loved to attend her home church, Family Worship Center, where she would PRAISE GOD with a heart of joy! She loved to travel with her family. She loved to cook her favorite dish fried chicken for her family and share comical stories of her life. She could often be found watching cooking shows and the Hallmark channel. Nancy had a giving heart and would often glean the local pawn shops in search of diamonds, which she would give to her friends and family.

Nancy is preceded in death by both her parents and her five brothers, Ray, Albert, Walter, Winford, and Bruce Eades.

Nancy leaves to cherish her memory her husband of over 23 years, James Baker; her two children, Duane Lawson and wife, Manuela of Elgin, and Chrystal Gale and husband Scott Jackson of Buda; her five step-children, James S Baker, Kelly Moore, Kenneth Baker, Jacob Baker, and Shane Baker; her three sisters, Shirley, Doris, and Brenda; her 14 grandchildren, Ruben, Christine, Amanda, Thomas, Jane, Samantha, Haley, William, Luke, Destiny, Nicky, Emalyn, Aria, and Omar; eight great-grandchildren, Keraghen, Madilyn, Caden, Coraline, Rianne, Lilly, Leia; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Nancy’s casket will lie in state at the Family Worship Center, Wednesday, June 17th from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. A Celebration of Nancy’s Life will follow at 11:00 AM with the Reverend’s Jerry Edmon, Irvin McCorkle, Rusty Cook, and Jeff Wilson presiding. Interment at the Elgin Latin Cemetery. Arrangements and care are entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.