Baker nee Hinkle, Mamie Estella

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Shiloh Baptist Church 3941 Hwy N Robertsville, MO

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
Shiloh Baptist Church 3941 Hwy N Robertsville, MO

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 4390 Hwy N Robertsville, MO


Mamie Estella Baker of Villa Ridge, MO, departed this life at her home surrounded by the love of her family on January 29, 2018, having reached the age of ninety-one years, eight months and two days. Mamie was born in St. Louis, MO, on May 27, 1926, daughter of Florence Sylvester Hinkle and Delma Eugene Hinkle nee Davidson. On March 11, 1941, she was united in marriage to William Albert Baker and four daughters came to bless this union.

Mamie is survived by three daughters, Marva Gaylor of Ballwin, MO, Joyce Brooks of Villa Ridge, MO, and Rita Johnson and husband, Percy, of Chicago, IL; by her son-in-law, Robert McDaniel of Ballwin, MO; by five grandchildren, Samantha McDaniel of St. Louis, MO, Michael Yokley and wife, Shellita, of Webster Groves, MO, Stephanie Brooks of St. Louis, Theresa Yokley of Ballwin and Isaac Ousley and wife, Sarah, of Pacific, MO; by eighteen great-grandchildren, thirty great-great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, great, great-great and great-great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Mamie was preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Delma Hinkle; by her husband, William Baker; by one daughter, Carol McDaniel; by her brothers, Roy T. Hinkle and Donald L. Hinkle; by her sisters, Margaret Burnett and Alberta Generally, and by one grandson, Donald Brooks, Jr., known to all as Moose.

Mamie was a devout Christian and long time devoted member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Robertsville, MO. She had previously served as a missionary in the Women's Missionary Union. Mamie was a member of Franklin Baptist Association as well as a past president and member of Franklin County Community Involvement Association. During her working career she was employed at Coleman Elementary School in Villa Ridge, MO, as the director of food service, retiring after twenty-six years of service to the district. She loved to cook for the family and work in her garden. She was also a talented seamstress that enjoyed sewing and also doing crochet. Many of her handmade items are now treasured family heirlooms. What meant most to her was time spent with her family. Her children and grandchildren held a very special place in her heart, as she did in their hearts.

A loving and devoted mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great, great-great, and great-great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Robertsville, MO, with the Rev. Clifford McDaniel officiating. Committal services were held at10:45 AM on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. Memorials may be made to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Robertsville, MO. The family of Mamie Estella Baker entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO.