Juanita Scott Baker departed this life on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Ochsner Hospital Main Campus. She was 88 years old. She was born in Hinds County in Jackson, Mississippi, on November 22, 1931, to the late Johnnie Jacobs and Robert Scott.
As a child she was surrounded with intense love being one of five sisters and five brothers. Juanita followed her sisters and became a New Orleans resident where she was known for having a sweet spirit, very giving, never treating anyone as a stranger, and always greeted everyone she met with a smile and a hug.
She was taught Christian values and accepted Christ at a very young age and lived her entire life honoring God not just by speech but also through a devoted lifestyle. Juanita applied her knowledge and steadfast devotion to God, by serving him and his people at the Greater Pleasant Green Baptist Church in New Orleans, where she served for over 55 years.
Juanita leaves to cherish her memory to her children, Shirley (Joseph) Davis, James (Juanita) Baker Jr., and Joycelyn Brisbon. Grandchildren, Cedric (LaShawna), James (Monique), Jerrica, Terrell, Eric, Javian (De’Angela), Dahlia and Jeremiah. Eight great – grandchildren, a devoted sister, Ann B. Hampton and her brother in law, Chester Stewart Sr., of Chicago, IL. Her special cousins Ernestine “Dude”, and Rachael. Also left to cherish her memory are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Jacobs and Robert Scott. Her loving husband James Lee Baker Sr., sisters Eunice “Sister”, Ella D, and Leslie “Mary Ann”. Brothers Anson “KC”, Robert “Jr”, William “Brother”, and Edgar “Sonny” Scott.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Greater Pleasant Green Baptist Church located at 3431 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans, La., 70125 beginning at 11 A.M. The visitation will begin at 9 A.M until 10:45 A.M. Pastor Moses S. Gordon III officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Park Cemetery in Avondale La.
Due to COVID – 19, funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Baker is limited to 25 invited guests ONLY. The visitation is open to the public.
Everyone in attendance MUST wear a face mask or other proper facial covering, and continue to practice social distancing guidelines and regulations.
Funeral Planning entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 LA-23 Belle Chasse, La. 70037 (504) 208 – 2119.
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