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James Roy Baker, 78, of Louisville died Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Norton Audubon Hospital. Survivors his son: James C.R. Baker (Chris), his daughter: Melinda “Nyree” Baker-Harrison; five grandchildren: JaiShon Elery, Rechelle Harrison, Nae-Nae Burks, Kyona Lee, Timothy Harrison, one great grandchild: Xedric Elery; four brothers: Richard Baker Anna), Thomas Baker, Bruce Baker (LaVada), and David Conway (Barbara); half-brother Myron-Kent Strohman “Cowboy” (Roxie), and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends. Visitation 6-9 Friday March 22, 2019 at Star Hope Baptist Church 5009 E. Indian Trail. Funeral 11 Saturday, March 23, 2019 at his church.  Burial Petersburg-Newburg Cemetery.  W.T. Shumake &

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  • Friday, March 22, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ W.T. Shumake & Daughters FH
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    We're so sorry to hear you are mourning the recent loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez