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Yolanda Katherine Baker

November 12, 1947 July 3, 2019
Yolanda Katherine Baker
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Yolanda Baker was born to Ruby Elliot and Earl Baker in Newark, New Jersey on November 12, 1947. She was the eldest of her two siblings, Wyra and Valtrez Baker.

Yolanda’s fight began when she suffered a stroke in September of 2017 and after a brief hospitalization, she made her transition into eternal life on July 03, 2019 at 12:25 pm at Beth Israel Hospital. A lifelong resident of Newark, New Jersey, she attended the Newark Public School System and graduated from South Side High School, class of 1965. Yolanda was a dedicated member of the General Assembly Church of the First Born, led by Pastor Tilly and Pastor Sam Giresi, where she eventually became an employee for 30+ years. Beautiful, hardworking, and generous, she would never hesitate to help anyone who needed it. Yolanda was also a devoted prayer warrior, and no matter her physical state she was always willing to pray for whomever was calling the prayer chain. One of her joys in life was to visit the NIC unit and pray over the new moms and their babies. Another example of her generous spirit and giving heart, she would annually participate in toy drives at local schools during the holidays. She was also family oriented and would make plans for the summer for her great grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart.

A loving, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, Yolanda is survived by: her sister, Wyra Baker; 3 children: Yul Baker and wife Marina Baker, Athena Baker and partner Lisa Caldwell, and Sofia Taylor; two adopted children, Vanessa Clarke and Nicole Wesley; 8 grandchildren: Yul Baker Jr. and wife Irene, Tenisha Baker, Cherice Osborne and husband Teraunte, Marvin Harris Jr. and wife Danielle, Lamar Baker and girlfriend Daniella, Christian Baker, Amber Heiskil, and Malaysia Taylor; 9 great grandchildren: Marc Baker, Kevin Barry Jr., Jaylin Harris, Jamien Brown, Neriah Harris, Baby Christian Baker and Zion Walker; two Nephews, Shauntez Davis and Tarik Baker; a host of cousins; her best friend, Pamela Wooden; Kat Garret and Karen Ellison and their Families; and a host of church members, extended family members and friends. Yolanda was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Baker and Ruby Elliot; as well as her brother, Valtrez Baker.

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Visitation

Thursday

11

Jul

12:00 PM 7/11/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 7/11/2019 1:00:00 PM
General Assembly Church of the First Born

573 Springfield Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103

General Assembly Church of the First Born
573 Springfield Avenue Newark 07103 NJ
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

11

Jul

1:00 PM 7/11/2019 1:00:00 PM
General Assembly Church of the First Born

573 Springfield Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103

General Assembly Church of the First Born
573 Springfield Avenue Newark 07103 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Crematory Final Resting Place

1137 North Broad Street
Hillside, NJ 07205

1137 North Broad Street Hillside 07205 NJ
United States
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