Obituary: Vera Mae Booker Ladd Baker

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Vera Mae Booker Ladd Baker, 89, former long-time resident of Culleoka, died Monday, May 31, 2010, at Alterra Sterling House.

The daughter of the late Jay R. B. Booker and Eva Warf Booker, Mrs. Baker was born in Hickman County, and reared in the Water Valley Community. She was first married to Roy Lindell Ladd Sr., who preceded her in death on March 5, 1983. Mrs. Baker was employed as inspector for E. I. DuPont Chemical Company, and, after her retirement, she was a saleslady at Diamond World, Burt's Dress Shop, and Kay's Dress Shop. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed quilting. She also enjoyed fishing and camping. She was a member of Culleoka Church of Christ and loved attending Gospel Singings.

Survivors include her husband, Dickson Baker of Culleoka; two sons, Roy "Pete" (Betty) Ladd Jr. of Chapel Hill and Greg (Susie) Ladd of Santa Fe; one stepson, Milton Baker of Franklin; four grandchildren, Erica Cervantes, Jason (Kimberly) Ladd, Andy Ladd, and Brian Ladd; four great-grandchildren, Christian Cervantes, Emily Cervantes, Briarlit Ladd, and Gunner Ladd; and four stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Meeks and Paul Booker; sister, Ruth Booker; and stepson, Larry Baker.

Funeral services for Mrs. Baker will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Tim McHenry officiating. The family will visit with friends after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery.

The pallbearers will be Roy "Pete" Ladd Jr., Greg Ladd, Milton Baker, Andy Ladd, Brian Ladd, and Jason Ladd.

Honorary pallbearers will be staff of Alterra Sterling House and members of Culleoka Church of Christ.

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