Gary High School 1914-1978

The Coaldigger




Mildred B. McCormick Baker

August 28, 1922- July 15, 2011

GHS Class of 1940

ABINGDON, Va.  Mildred B. McCormick Baker, 89, left the burdens of this life on Friday, July 15, 2011, in Abingdon Va. Born August 28, 1922 in Gary, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Stuart S. and Garnet Lee Terry McCormick. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs. Baker was predeceased by her husband, John William Baker in 2001; her parents; and eight brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her son, John William Jr. and his family; her son, Ronald Lee and his family; her daughter, Bonita Gayle and her family.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday July 19, 2011 in the Garden of the Commandments in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, W.Va. with the Reverend John E. Massey Jr. officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southwest Virginia, Grace Healthcare of Abingdon, or the charity of your choice in honor of Mrs. Baker.

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting and signing the online guestbook.

The family of Mrs. Baker is under the care of Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276) 623-2700.