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Major James Henry Kofie Baker

Sunrise December 25, 1931, Sunset March 26, 2011

The Baker/Hutchins family, Tubman Town and Bunger Hill Communities announce with profound regrets the death of Major James Henry Kofie Baker affectionately called “Pa” “Cousin Baker”, “Major”, and "Cousin Kofi". This sad event occurred on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 6:30AM in Longview, TX.

Major Baker leaves to mourn and cherish his memories, his beloved wife of 45 years Anna Kador Johnson Baker and children Daphnie Baker Cole(Solomon), James Baker Jr, Comfort Itoka (Harry), Beatrice Tucker, Anna Knuckles (Gabriel), Delia Baker, Boyd Baker, Roosevelt Baker, Caroline Ross, Joseph Ross, William Ross, Betty Nemah, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and host of relatives.

He was pre-deceased by the following: Matilda Baker (sister), Prince Baker (son), Jean Baker (daughter), Matilda Ross Brown (daughter), and George Gbasu (son), James Ross(son), and Bettie Nemah(daughter).

Major Baker served in the Liberian National Police Department in Harper, Maryland County and later joined the Executive Mansion Detachment of the Special Security Services (SSS) where he was assigned to the late President William VS Tubman until his death in 1971. Major Baker was then assigned to the late Vice President James E. Greene until his death. Thereafter he was assigned to Vice President Bennie D. Warner until the Coup in 1980 during which time he was on a state visit to the USA where he reside. He made Marshall, TX his home in the USA thereafter. Major Baker worked for the city of Marshall for over twenty years. He then moved on to work for the Marshall Independent School District, as he had a love for children. Major retired and spent his time with his family and good friends.

“Pa” will be greatly missed and will forever live in our hearts including those whose lives he touched. May his soul rest in perfect peace and light perpetual shine upon him.

For more information you may contact:

  • Beatrice Tucker: (903) 930-7454
  • Comfort Itoka(Harry): (718) 525-4154
  • Anna Knuckles(Gabriel): (817) 492-4154; (817) 903 1565.(c)
  • Boyd Baker: (469) 236-9926
  • Henry Harmon: (214) 264-1305
  • Elizabeth Tubman: (817) 449-9353
  • A T Max Davis(Maima): (817) 468-2531

Liberia Contacts:

  • Dalphnie Cole(Daughter) 011-2316554614
  • James Baker Jr.(Son) 011-2316527690

Funeral Arrangements as follows:

Wake Keeping

Friday, April 29, 2011 at 6:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
211 West 3rd Street
Irving, TX 75060
(972) 253-3531

Funeral Service

Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
211 West 3rd Street
Irving, TX 75060
(972) 253-3531

Arranged Accommodation:

DFW Airport Hotel & Conference Center
4440 W. Airport Freeway
Irving, TX 75062
(972) 399-1010- Ask for the "Baker Rate" $39.99 a night

 


 

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