A Celebration of Life for Mother Grace Mae Queen Anna Baker Hoard, 85 of Decatur will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, October 5, 2020 at Reynolds Funeral Home with the Reverend Katherine Baker officiating. Burial will be in Thatch-Mann Cemetery in Athens, Alabama. Public viewing will only be one hour prior to service at Reynolds Funeral Home.
On Friday morning, October 2, 2020 in Decatur, Alabama at 7:25 a.m. Gracie Mae Queen Anna Baker Hoard exchanged time on earth for eternity. She was born to Sirrer Baker and Virginia Anderson Baker in Limestone County on May 19, 1937.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, the Rev. James Thomas Hoard, Jr; her daughter, Mattie Pearl Hoard-Vance; two grandchildren, Jasemine Marie Burnett and Baby Vance; four brothers, William Jones, Emmitt H. Baker, Jeff Baker and Jim Baker; one sister, Pearlie Mae Hicks.
She leaves to cherish her memory: two daughters, Roberta H. Brown (Elder Robert Louis Brown), Gracie Marie Hoard (Johnny C. Stephens); two granddaughters, Lesley Dianna McEachern Molock (Aaron) and Porsche Nicole Brown; two grandsons, Michael Dwayne Vance, Jr. (Timetria Caterra) and a very devoted grandson who she called her baby, Ricardo Christopher Burnett. He was there every day to care for her even when he was sick himself just like he promised his grandfather he would do; four great grandchildren, Makayla Faith McEachern, Ebonie Pearl Williams, Jaden Chance Williams and Michael Dewayne Vance III; two brothers, J.B. Baker (Cornine), The Rev. Donald Baker (Rev. Katherine Baker) two sisters, Joyce Ann Benningfield (Morris) and Ruth McFarland; four sisters-in-law, Sarah Baker, Rosie Mae Baker, Connie Sue Hoard Braden (Rufus) and Earline Madry; one brother-in-law, Dave Williams, Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, past members of Phillips Tabernacle P.B. Church and a special niece that was like a daughter, Igusta Malone who called her every day and visited often
Special thanks to Dr. Zaheer Khan, NP Betsy, Brittany and the staff at the Center for Elder Care, Turner Construction Company for the beautiful ramp and Tray Hart her neighbor for all his assistance, Melissa and the staff of Jack’s Restaurant, and Reynolds Funeral Home.
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