Sara Petty Baker (1932-2013)

Our dear sister in Christ, Sara Baker, passed from this earth on January 2, 2013 at the age of 80. A few weeks ago Sara suffered a fall at her home which caused severe brain damage and ultimately resulted in her death. She was the devoted wife of JB Baker for 59 years. Sara leaves behind three daughters (Cindy, Kim, and Mary Jane); there also remains one sister (Nellie Cooper); two brothers (Harold and John Petty); six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Sara was a faithful child of God. She was held in high esteem by all who knew her. Many of her friends were not aware that she was an expert seamstress. Using her creativity and artistic talents, Sara made dolls that were highlighted at numerous craft fairs and she was once featured on a segment of a popular TV program, Tennessee Crossroads. During the years that JB and Sara were worshiping at the Madison church of Christ, she was involved in the puppet ministry, taught Sunday school, and made beautiful bulletin boards for the education department. Sara was a superb gardener and her favorite flowers were roses. She had beautiful flower gardens wherever she was living. The Baker family loved camping, hiking, and just being outdoors. They have fond memories of times spent in the Great Smoky Mountains. Sara was an excellent homemaker. She loved to cook, sew, and take care of her home.

Sara was no stranger to heartache and pain. During her life, she saw her home burn in a tragic fire. She had cancer, suffered two strokes, was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and then the terrible fall. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Our prayers and best wishes go out to JB and the family. We will miss Sara, but are confident that she is in a better place. Written by DeWayne Griffin