June 23, 1940 ~ October 31, 2022

Born in: Stamford , Texas
Resided in: Carson, California


Service: November 20, 2022 10:00 am

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - Rice Center
5310 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503


Reception / Repast: November 20, 2022 12:00 pm - November 20, 2022 2:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - Rice Center
5310 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503


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  1. candle 4Hey Mom,
    Thank you for loving me like your own. Your love, kindness, resilience will live in us all. I love you always.


  2. Ms. JoAnn,
    You had such a kind, loving, warm and welcoming personality. I always enjoyed seeing you and being met by your beautiful smile. May your legacy and love of life and family continue through Aprill and all of your loved ones.
    May you rest in Heavenly Peace.

  3. candle 5In God’s hands now, forever in our hearts. Mrs. Baker I’m going to miss the times when you would stop by to get assistance with sending your cell phone photos, but I will miss your smile most of all.❤️

    Aprill, your like a sister to me I love you and I am here for you ALWAYS!

  4. candle 8Hi Auntie,
    I still can’t believe your gone. I will miss your spicy greens for the holidays. I will miss our conversations. We have soooo many memories together that I will cherish for the remainder of my lifetime. You definitely left a gap in the family but your presence will always be with us.

    Love your favorite niecey ❤️❤️

  5. candle 8Mrs. Baker, you are a ray of sunshine. You are my family. I have so many memories of you from my childhood, like playing the marble game at your house or playing outside in your front yard. You always checked in on my family and I asking how everyone was doing and how school was going. You always had a smile on your face, and you exuded love every time I saw you. You will be dearly missed. ❤️

  6. candle 2Mrs Baker…. You are missed by many here on Earth. Heaven gained a true Angel! Thank you for all the unconditional love and support you gave over the past 45 years. Having a bonus Mom was a blessing. Rest well in perfect Paradise.

  7. candle 1Dear Sister, I miss you so much every Monday you or I would text or talk to one another and you had so much fun when the family was together. I’m so great full we had the opportunity to be together not knowing you were going home to be with your heavenly Father. Thank for being who you were to me and family you will always be in my heart and hear your voice singing and saying how much we Love one another.💜🙏🏿😘💞🌹


  9. To April and family sending my sincere condolences. I will always remember Joan and her beautiful smile. She will be truly missed. Love You Judy Tinch
    Irondale Al

  10. candle 4My deepest condolences to you and your family! I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family during this time.

  11. candle 7To the Baker- Griffin Family , I love you and you are in my prayers an thoughts. My condolences to you and family

  12. candle 7Auntie Love ,
    My sweet fabulous auntie , oh how I miss you ! I remember when you came into my life I always told myself my auntie is so fancy and I loved every bit of you . Thank you for loving me and caring for my mommie like u did . Oh how she adores you . I will truly miss seeing your smile . Untill we meet again. I love you

  13. candle 7My dearest Nana, you welcome me into your life so easily with your warm smile and kindness from the moment I met you over 35 years ago. My son is so lucky to have you as a Grandmother and we both are so lucky to be recipient of your love. I will miss you greatly, but I know we will see each other again.

  14. candle 7Rest in Paradise Mrs.Baker. Your warm and loving presence will be deeply missed! You were a true blessing to me and my family. God bless!

  15. candle 1Please believe I know what you are going through April. My prayers are with you and your family. Stay strong and know that God will and can heal all broken hearts.

  16. candle 4To Baker family. My Heart is sad for you lost but I want you to know that you are loved And may God comfort you and your family I will miss Joann phone call on my Birthday you are in my prayer🙏🏾

  17. candle 8Aprill,

    My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. I’ll be praying for you and your family.


  18. So Sorry April for your loss. Joann and I worked at Banneker School for many years. After she retired we still remain in contact. You and the children were the center of her heart. I am praying for you and the family in your hours of bereavement.

  19. candle 4My condolences to April and family. Joann was a great neighbor and friend. I will remember her for stopping in front of my house, across the street and we would talk for an hour before moving on. I will surely miss her. Mary Woods

  20. candle 7Joann, I can’t even make sense of you not being here. For the past 20+ years, you have been at every event, activity and holiday – always smiling, teasing and laughing. I can’t thank you enough for loving me like your “other daughter” and welcoming me into your family. Thank you for always taking a nonjudgmental, loving perspective when we said crazy things. Thank you for loving my family as much as you loved your own. Thank you for cultivating relationships with my parents, my husband and my kids. You being you is something that has impacted our lives. I wish I would have told you how well you raised your daughter – that all the trauma, tragedy, laughter and love has made her an incredible, outstanding person. I wish I would have told you that your own health and wellness journey inspires me every day. And I wish I would have told you that the relationships you cultivated with your grandchildren was the best, most beautiful gift you could have given them. I love you and will miss you. I know you’re going to keep an eye on us, though. Safe travels 💜

  21. candle 8Hello Family, wanted to stop buy to give April condolences from the ColonyCove Sistas ..Ms.Sue,Sista Barbara Jones, Sista Pat & others.

  22. candle 2Joann I’m really going to miss our phone calls and our outings. I keep wanting to pick up the phone and call you. I also want us to plan our next outing with Sherilyn and Lois. I enjoyed talking with you about our grand kids. I’m going to keep my eyes on your kids. I’m always just a phone call or a text away when Aprill needs to talk. May God be with you as you walk around Heaven.🙏🏾💜

  23. candle 7To My Beautiful Aunt Joann,
    Today, we will celebrate your beautifully lived life! A graciously, wonderfully lived life. You will be so dearly missed, but as you transition, we will adjust to celebrating you – every holiday, every birthday, and with every memory. Thank you for being one of the warmest, kindest, sweetest women I know, and a beautiful role model. Love you forever, we will see each other again! Xoxo


  24. candle 1Auntie Joann,
    I’m so glad I got to have you in my family on this earth. Your soul remains light, loving, bright and everlasting. Holding memories of you with a bright smile and laughter, I will live everyday with a little more laughter and love in your honor. Love you❤️ Hope your having a blast in heaven😘

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