Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

November 27, 2009

Doris Marie Baker


Doris Marie Baker, 80, died Nov. 24, 2009.

Service is 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Mt. Hermon First Baptist Church with burial at the Woodland Park Cemetery.

On Sept. 7, 1929, in Yoakum, Texas, the Lord blessed Carrie Foley Turner and Johnnie Lee Turner Sr. with a beautiful daughter and they named her Doris Marie Turner. She attended elementary and high school in Yoakum, Texas. She worked in private homes of Maude Lee Murphy, Alton Lee Murphy and Ruth Slater. Later in years she worked at the Box Factory until she retired.

She joined the church at a young age under Elder C.H. Steward, after his death, Rev. G.W. Pope. She married LeRoy Baker on Sept. 9, 1954, in Chillicothe, Texas. In 1984 her husband, Elder LeRoy Baker Sr., constructed The Assembly of God in Christ Church. There she served until the Lord retired her. She was a licensed missionary, using her talents for the Lord by playing the piano and singing, teaching, helping others and giving. Every Sunday the children looked for their little gift bags filled with goodies. Sometimes the adults even tried to sneak a few bags.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. LeRoy Baker Sr., of Mineral Wells; brothers, Cornel Turner, of Houston, and Steve Turner, of Cuero, Texas; sisters, Margienell Turner Harvey, of Pasadena, Calif., and Johnnie Beatrice (Cete) Heron, of Cuero; eight children, Clara Marie Simmons and husband, Ralph, of Mineral Wells, Robert E. Lee Jackson, of Austin, Texas, Shirley Ann Jackson, of Mineral Wells, Roy Lee Baker and wife, Veronica, of Mineral Wells, Rosie Lee Baker, of Weatherford, Doris Lee Baker, of Mansfield, Texas, Carrie Ann Baker, of Mineral Wells, and Corine Baker Anders, of Fort Worth; one step-son, Leroy Baker Jr., of San Bernadine, Calif.; 17 grandchildren – 10 boys and seven girls; eight great-grandchildren – five boys and three girls; and a host of nieces and nephews, godchildren and friends who she loved so dearly.

Doris went to rest with her father, Johnnie Lee Turner, Sr.; mother, Carrie Foley Turner; sister, Eva Gene Christian; brother, Johnnie Lee Turner Jr.; daughters, Carol Jackson, Doris Lee Jones and two other children to wait for the angel Gabriel to sound the alarm of the trumpet for that great getting-up morning, when all the dead in Christ shall rise to go and be the Lord.

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home