Johnsie Lee (Thomas) Baker

May 20, 1930 ~ September 26, 2021 (age 91)


Johnsie Lee Thomas Baker of Sanford went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 26, 2021. She was a woman of God and faithful member of Sanford Freewill Holiness Church.  She was a very devoted, loving wife and mother.  She was married to Leroy Baker, who preceded her in death in 2004.  She was strong willed and hard working.  She loved working in her yard, garden and always loved to cook lunch on Sundays and holidays for her family until she was almost 91 years of age.  She graduated from Broadway School in 1949.  She worked for Cornell Dubilier and for Eaton Corporation as a supervisor until she retired.

Johnsie was born in Lee County on May 10, 1930 to the late Jones Henry Thomas and Nola Elena Holt Thomas.

She is survived by children, Michael Lee Baker (Pat) of Broadway, Brenda Stone David (Mickey) of Sanford, Randy Harrison Baker of Sanford; four grandchildren, Yvette Batten, Tammy Poe, Faye Stone, and Hannah Baker; three great-grandchildren, Sarah Batten, Caleb Batten, Loren Brett; two great-great grandchildren, Judah Nobles and Owen Nobles.

Johnsie is preceded in death by her sisters, Elsie Griffin, Lena Smith, Mary Morgan; her brothers, Rufus Thomas, Jim Thomas, J. W. Thomas, Jack Thomas, and Waylon Wayne Thomas; and a grandson, John Christopher Stone.  She had two beloved, Dachshunds, both were named Tinkerbelle.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to Sanford Freewill Holiness Church, PO Box 2601, Sanford, NC  27331, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN  38101-9929 and/or Liberty Homecare and Hospice, 1005 Carthage St, Sanford, NC 27330.

Due to Covid restrictions friends may come by the funeral home on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, from 1-4PM to view the body and sign the register book.  The family is asking for no home visits all other services are private due to Covid.  You may send a card, leave a note on our website, or place a call to express other condolences.

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Lie in State
September 27, 2021

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home
600 West Main Street
Sanford, NC 27332

Family Home

Sanford, NC 27330

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