The vivacious life of Pansy Baker concluded upon her return to her heavenly home on Valentine’s Day, 2022. Her lifelong companion and love, John Larry Baker, preceded her in passing in 2018. She leaves behind her daughter, Cheree (and Carl) Hanson, as well as her son, William Cary (and Kim) Baker, as well as her beloved grandsons, Zachary, Dustin and Maverick and three great-granddaughters.
Pansy had many chapters in her life and seldom was without a project at hand. She was a beautician; a master seamstress; Girl Scout leader; Pilot Club member; dedicated farm wife; accomplished fisher; member of Central Baptist Church; master gardener (she loved her hostas and water garden); managed the McKinney Baker group home; performed extensive research with the Weakley County Historical and Genealogical Society, as well as her family advocacy position at the Tennessee Alliance for the Mentally Ill. She was born August 15, 1941.
She leaves behind a legacy of service and breadth of achievements that are astonishing in their scope. Most of all, she loved her family and the time she shared with them over the years, at sporting events and especially the adventures at their cottage on Kentucky Lake. She will be greatly missed for her spirited presence, amazing sense of humor and constant zest for life and learning. Heartfelt thanks for family and friends that assisted her in her final years, and the staff of both Greenbrier Meadows and
Diversicare for their most wondrous and compassionate care.
A celebration of life will be held on March 20 at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel from 1-3 pm. Wear your favorite jeans and bring your endearing stories.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Weakly County Historical and Genealogical Society, P.O. BOX 894, Martin, TN 38237.
Paid Obituary: Hornbeak Funeral Home