William Henry Baker

Sunrise: October 26, 1945

Sunset: January 19, 2023

Our beloved William Henry Baker, passed away on January 19, 2023, in a local hospital unexpectedly. The family is saddened and shocked by his sudden passing. He is preceded in death by his father Lloyd Phillips, his mother Pauline Baker Scott and his Sister Geraldine Baker Scott. While William never married, he lived a full and vibrant life with family and friends when William retired, he devoted himself to his family and his chosen hobbies. He enjoyed reading, watching western and entering sweepstakes.

 William attended Booker T. Washington High school in Norfolk, Virginia, he attended Norfolk State college and graduated with a bachelor’s in fine arts. He continued his education at the University of Maryland and received his Master’s in Librarian science.

 William leaves to cherish memory his two brothers Carlton Earl Baker (Jackie), Maurice Kenneth Baker, three sisters Loretta Bernice Jenkins (James), Barbara Grey, and Celestin Freeman (Willie). William leaves a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. William leaves behind two special nieces Shannon Baker and Nicole Baker who were very instrumental in his daily care and advocated for all his health care needs and she loved him dearly and a nephew Jason Baker.

Viewing Friday, January 27, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Friday, January 27, 2023 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel

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    K. Dorman says

    Uncle William’s soul has found peace. You will be missed.

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    Deacon Emeritus, Carolyn Hayes says

    My quite spirited, class mate from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. My God bless his soul.
    Carolyn Hawkins

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    Lavita A James says

    May God’s Refuge and Strength comfort the Baker Family and Friends.📖🙏❤️

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