Darthy Jean Campbell Baker, 84

Published 10:56 pm Friday, May 20, 2022

Darthy Jean Campbell Baker, 84, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at her home in Coldwater. She was born on May 7, 1938, in North Carolina, to Addie Taylor and William Louis Campbell.

Darthy grew up in Fuquay, NC, where she met her husband, Fletcher. She worked in radio and television in Fequay and Raleigh, NC until Fletcher joined the Air Force. Over the years during his enlistment, they lived all over the United States, including Washington D.C., where she worked in the Pentagon.

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She enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens, connecting with old friends and studying her Bible.
Dartha was a member of St. Theresa-Little Flower Catholic Church in Memphis. At eighty-one years of age, Dartha converted to Catholicism. She considered her conversion and her new relationship with the Lord, the greatest joy of her life. Her life was devoted to her Lord, family, neighbors, and friends.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving family, which includes three sons, Stephen Baker of FL, Jeffery Baker (Peggy) and Andrew “Andy” Baker (Melissa) of Coldwater; five grandchildren, Stephen Baker, Wesley Baker, Megan Baker, Noah Baker, and Jesse Baker; six great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, Fletcher Baker, her parents and two sisters.

A memorial service will be announced by the family later. Memorial donations may be sent to St. Theresa-Little Flower Catholic Church, 1644 Jackson Ave, Memphis, TN 38107.

Ray-Nowell Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with arrangements.