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Official Obituary of

John "Albert" Baker

September 4, 1942 ~ March 13, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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John "Albert" Baker Obituary

 John Albert Baker, affectionately known as "Albert," was born on 09/04/1942 in Bolivar, Mississippi, USA.

He was a funny, reliable, generous, and talented man who lived life to its fullest and made the most of every single day. John had a magnetic personality that attracted everyone around him. He was a man who loved deeply, laughed heartily, and lived generously. His radiant spirit and contagious laughter will forever be etched in our hearts and minds. Albert was a proud graduate of Washington High School in South Bend, Indiana, and served gallantly in the United States Army for 12 years.

He was a highly skilled welder, dedicating over 20 years of his life to Bendix/Clarks in South Bend, Indiana. John was a lover of life. He had a passion for music, and he was an ardent supporter of the Washington High School basketball team. He was a man of faith, an active member of the Baptist Church, embodying the scripture, "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)

John was preceded in death by his parents, Barbara Bridges and Albert Baker, his beloved wife, Carol Baker, his precious daughter, Tonya Blalock, and his siblings, Charles Baker, Joe Baker, James Plump, Geneva Walls, and Thelma Eubanks.

His memory will be treasured by his surviving children, Carla (Cynthia) Baker, Crystal Baker, Andrea (Yvette) Clark-Anderson, John Jr, and Anthony Baker. His memory will also be treasured by his 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and as well as host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation for John will be held on Thursday, 28 March 2024 at 11:00am EST at Alford's Mortuary, 1222 Napier Street, South Bend, Indiana, 46601. His Homegoing Celebration will follow at the same location at 12:00pm EST.

John Albert Baker was a beacon of light in our lives, and his legacy of love, laughter, and generosity will continue to inspire us all. To honor his memory, we encourage all those who knew and loved him to share their memories, stories, and photos on his memorial page. Let us remember John not with sorrow, but with the joy he brought into our lives. John Albert Baker will truly be missed, but his spirit will live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him.

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March 28, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Alford's Mortuary Chapel
1222 Napier Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601

Celebration of Life
March 28, 2024

12:00 PM
Alford's Mortuary Chapel
1222 Napier Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601

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