M. W. Goda Baker
The Baker, Carter and Woods families announce the home-going of our husband, father, brother, cousin, grandfather and great grandfather, M. W. Goda Baker, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Goda Baker served as Deputy Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy in Monrovia, Liberia until 1980, when he relocated his family to the Fort Worth, Texas, United States. He was Liberia's first professional mining geologist, and a graduate of Southern Illinois University.
In the U.S., Mr. Baker joined the City of Fort Worth Water Department's soil laboratory in 1982, until his retirement in 2004. He loved his homeland Liberia, and in 2007 he relocated, along with his wife, to Liberia, where he launched LISCA (Liberian Senior Citizens Association), a branch of the U.S. association that he started after his retirement.
He leaves to mourn his wife of 53 years, Hesta Woods-Baker; five children – M. W. Goda Baker Jr., Marjanne Baker, Kween Baker, Hesta Baker, Madia Baker-Okonofua; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; son-in-law Samuel Okonofua; daughter-in-law Ania Baker; brother – Cllr. Nyema Baker; sisters – Dr. Yede Baker-Dennis and Bade Baker; Brother in –law Dr. Emmet Dennis; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Wake and Funeral
Dates: To be announced
Location: Monrovia, Liberia (all details to be announced soon)
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Location: St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church
Address: 5505 Ramey Avenue, Fort Worth, TX
Directions: From Dallas/Arlington: (I-20 W to 820N, exit Ramey, go left to St. Simon Episcopal Church. Church is on the right)
From Downtown Fort Worth: (30E to 820S, exit Ramey, right on Ramey to St. Simon Episcopal Church. Church is on the right)
Daughter, Madia Baker-Okonofua 817 946 1729 (U.S)
Son In Law, Samuel Okonofua 817 946 1739 (U.S)
Son, Kwee Baker 214 789 0894 (U.S)
Daughter, Marjanne Baker 0777 363 715 (Liberia)
Daughter, Hesta Baker 0776 812 314 (Liberia)