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Janie Mangum Baker
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Obituary for Janie Mangum Baker

DURHAM: Janie Mangum Baker, 86, went to her Heavenly Home Tuesday, June 6, 2017 peacefully while a resident of Brookdale Durham Assisted Living at Ben Franklin Blvd., Durham North Carolina. Mrs. Baker has been in declining health for the past 2 years.

Mrs. Baker was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late V. Royster and Lizzie Cates Mangum. She was reunited in Heaven with her husband, Charles Levi Baker; sisters, Inez Mangum Powell, Rachel Mangum Brown; and brother, Wayland Ottis Mangum.

Mrs. Baker was a member of West Durham Church of God where she married her husband, Charles Baker on January 1, 1949. Mrs. Baker moved her membership to West Durham Pentecostal Church later in life. Mrs. Baker worked at the Hosiery Mill in Durham; after her husband’s death she worked at White Star Laundry in Lakewood; after retiring she dedicated her time serving her Lord with the L C’s Bible Study Group at Blacknall Memorial Church, as a prayer warrior and witnessing for her Lord and Savior.

Mrs. Baker is survived by her son, Wayland Christopher Baker of Durham; nieces, Vickey Powell Crim (Durham), Carolyn Powell Fowler (Wake Forest), Frances Brown Hill (Mebane); great-nieces, Mona Lisa Crim Soulon, Mischka Crim Studdard, Karen Fowler Raybon, Myriah Brown Earhart; great-nephews, Travis Brown, Jason Brown; 6 great-great-nephews; and 2 great-great-nieces.

Let us remember, “Our help is from the Lord, who made Heaven and Earth” Psalm 124:8.

A special thank you to the Clare Bridge Staff of Brookdale Assisted Living of Durham, NC & Amedisys Hospice of Garner for their endless and dedicated care to Janie Mangum Baker.

A graveside service will be held at 11am on Thursday, June 8th at Maplewood Cemetery with Chaplain Donnie Addison officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 220 New Fidelity Ct., Garner, NC 27529.

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11:00 AM
Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701

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Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701


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