Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

January 27, 2014

Martha Elizabeth Dewey Baker

-- — Martha Elizabeth Dewey Baker, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She would proudly tell you her age was 90.  And in fact at her birthday party last March at the Wiregrass (her favorite restaurant), her eyes lit up and she said “I made it, I made it to 90!” Which prompted a chuckle from everyone present.

She was the eldest child of Henry Michael and Jennie (Pet) Dewey and had one sister, Mary Thagard, and one brother, Jack Dewey.  She was preceded in death by her husband George Herbert Baker, her mother and father, sister and brother, cousins, and her great grandson Sean Bennett Rogers, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Rogers.

Elizabeth is survived by her only daughter Martha Baker Rogers (Charles); two grandchildren, Chad Rogers (Christy), Jenny Dixon (Bill); and four beloved great grandchildren: Madeline Dixon, Josh Rogers, Elizabeth Dixon, and Bryer Dixon. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Lillian Dewey; nephew Henry Michael Dewey (Belinda); and her beloved great nephew, Jack Michael Dewey.

Elizabeth was ill for the last eight years but she tried very hard to maintain that sunny disposition she was known for. She had a twinkle in her dark brown eyes and everybody loved her. She was one of the special ladies of Quitman and Brooks County. It won’t be the same without her.

The most important thing in her life was family. It meant everything! And the thing she loved to do the most was be Clerk of the Superior Court of Brooks County. She served in that elected position for 28 years. All who came in contact with her at the courthouse were blessed by her caring ways and work ethic.

“She fought the good fight, she finished the race, she kept the faith.” Just like it says in 2nd Timothy 4:7.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Maxwell-Miller Chapel with the Rev. Earl Justice officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. — Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home

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