Joyce Marie Baker

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Joyce Marie Baker

November 03, 1928 - October 23, 2018

Joyce Marie, only child of J.R. and Dee Rasco passed away peacefully on October 23, 2018.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Bryan M. Baker, and her parents. She is survived by daughter Marissa and husband Allen Vickers of Folsom, California; son Todd and wife Robyn Baker of Lake Jackson, Texas; grandsons Josh and wife Brie Vickers of Folsom, California, Justin Vickers of Folsom, California, Kaleb Baker of Lake Jackson, Texas and Zane Baker of Lake Jackson, Texas; great-grandsons Hunter Vickers and Grady Vickers.
Survivors also include: sister-in-law Janie Baker Hughes; brother-in-law and wife Amon and Joy Baker.
Joyce graduated from Andrews High School, Andrews, Texas; received a BBA degree from Sul Ross State University, and taught in Andrews schools sixteen years. During that time, she also received a Masters in Education degree from the University of North Texas, and later taught in Mississippi for two years.
Upon moving to Huntsville, she attended Sam Houston State University and received an Administrative Certification in Early Childhood Education. She was a substitute teacher and a volunteer with HMH Auxiliary before becoming Financial Secretary at First Baptist Church for twenty-six years. After retiring, she volunteered at First Baptist Church through February 2015.
The memorial service will be held at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home on October 25th at 10am. Burial will follow at Brooke Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to one of the following charities:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
American Cancer Society
Toys for Tots
Texas Childrens Hospital
Doctors Without Borders
Full obituary may be viewed and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Published on October 24, 2018
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