Martha Baker

Published 7:51 pm Thursday, January 31, 2019

Funeral services for Martha Baker, of Summit, are Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Hartman-Jones Funeral Home in McComb, with burial at Baron Bethany Cemetery in McComb. Dr. Larry LeBlanc of First Baptist Church Summit will officiate the services.

Visitation will be today, Feb. 1, 2019, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Baker, 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, after a short illness. A longtime resident of Pike County, Martha lived most of her life in Summit. She was born Feb. 2, 1942, to John P. Nixon and Inez Redding. She grew up in Summit, and graduated from Johnston Station High School. She married King Martel Baker in 1959. They owned and operated King’s Discount Drugs in McComb for over 30 years. She was the business manager and partner for the entire time.

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She loved the Lord, her husband King, her family, and her friends and neighbors. She is remembered for her devotion as a wife and mother, especially for her enduring love and support for King throughout their life together. An active member of First Baptist Church in Summit, she served as a volunteer in so many areas, offering her home and hospitality for numerous ministries throughout her life. She loved the youth and the staff, encouraging and supporting them. She and King had a heart for missions and made several medical mission trips to Nicaragua and Honduras. Martha loved traveling with family, spending as much time as possible with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, King Baker; parents; father-in-law, Edwin Baker and mother-in-law Alice Baret Baker, of Summit; and sister, Betti Redding, of Summit.

Survivors are her four children, Cherie Baker Brown and husband, Jeff, of McComb, King M. Baker Jr. and wife, Michelle, of Fulshear, Texas, Keith L. Baker and wife, Roxanne, of Katy, Texas, and Pennie Baker Redd and husband, Jeff, of Bogue Chitto; 10 grandchildren, Blair Rosenbaum, of Austin, Texas, Russ Brown and wife, Kayla, of Lascassas, Tennessee, Devyn Baker, of Summit, Derek Baker and wife, Celia, of Grafenwoehr, Germany, Kendall Baker, of Katy, Texas, Josh Baker, of Oxford, and brother, Jackson Baker, of Katy, Texas, Corey Brown, of McComb, and Lucy Redd and sister Lily Redd, of Bogue Chitto; one sister, Peggy Moak and husband, Alvin M., of Bogue Chitto; one great-granddaughter, Addie Rose Baker; two great-grandchildren on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Russ Brown, Corey Brown, Josh Baker and Jackson Baker and nephews LaRue Baker and Bobby Moak.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandson Blair Rosenbaum, nephews and Dan Brown, Dale Barnett, David Baker and Mac Baker.  Memorial donations in Martha N. Baker’s name may be made to Hospice Compassus or First Baptist Church of Summit.

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth”. – Psalms 121:1 – 2

Martha Ray Nixon Baker loved the Lord and received her help from Him while on Earth and now in Heaven.

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