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August 2, 1947 September 6, 2023
Robert  BAKER  JR
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Robert Baker Jr. was born in Roanoke, Alabama to the late Robert Lee and Ida Bell Baker on August 2, 1947. He later relocated to Atlanta, GA where he split his time between his home there and his Ranch The Lazy Elizabeth in Roanoke Alabama.

Robert married Audrey Gates Baker on September 6, 1968. They had three loving daughters Demetria Bell (Ashley), Darrick (John) Stembridge, and Devon Baker, and four grandchildren Freddie Crawford, Fredrick Crawford, Dimitri Baker, and Jordan Conley, and his pride and joy two great-granddaughters J'ahni Aniya Crawford, and Ava Marie Crawford. Two bonus daughters Mincey Ward and Danita Dexter. Two bonus sons Charles Kimbro and Douglas (Sabrina) Peters.

Junior, as he was affectionately known, started his career in the trucking industry and later opened Bakers Black Tie Florist with his wife and acquired 2 locations. They have currently been in business for 38 years.

Robert retired after 30 years of service with ABF Freight Systems at the early age of 50 and spent 26 years doing whatever he wanted to do.

Robert passed peacefully from this life on the evening of his 55th wedding anniversary on September 6, 2023, surrounded and supported by his loving family during the last days of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Lee and Ida Bell Baker, and his two brothers James Baker and Otis Baker. To cherish his memory, he leaves behind seven siblings Joann Matthews, Susie Beasley, Martha Jean Baker, William (Patricia) Baker, Deloris (James) Williams, Shelia Baker, and Evon Baker. Special Niece Carla Ward, Five Aunts, One Sister-in-Law, and a best friend of more than 50 years, Mr. Leonard Staples.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 15, 2023 at Young Funeral Home from 1 pm to 6 pm.

His homegoing service will be on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 12 p.m. at Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church 1202 West Marietta St. NW Atlanta, GA

Interment Mt. Harmony Garden Memorial Cemetery 581 Veterans Memorial Hwy SE Mableton Ga, 30126

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1:00 PM 9/15/2023 1:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 9/15/2023 6:00:00 PM
Young Funeral Home Atlanta

1107 Hank Aaron Drive Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30315

Young Funeral Home Atlanta
1107 Hank Aaron Drive Southwest Atlanta 30315 GA
United States





12:00 PM 9/16/2023 12:00:00 PM
Mount Ephraim Baptist Church

1202 West Marietta St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318

Mount Ephraim Baptist Church
1202 West Marietta St. N.W. Atlanta 30318 GA
United States

Cemetery Details


Mount Harmony Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

581 Veterans Memorial Hwy SE,
Mableton, GA 30126

581 Veterans Memorial Hwy SE, Mableton 30126 GA
United States

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