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Willie Mae (Adams) Yarbrough Baker

March 9, 1946 ~ March 22, 2021 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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  • Willie Mae Yarbrough Baker passed away Monday, March 22, 2021. 
  • Visitation will be held Friday, April 2, from 12 noon until 6p at Hurt's Funeral Home of Eatonton, GA.
  • Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 3, at 12 noon at Griggs Chapel Cemetery: 724 Griggs Chapel Road, Monticello, GA 31064
  • The family can be reached by contacting Lisa Clemons, daughter of the deceased, at 706.468.1611. Please leave a voice message.
  • Please send flowers, cards, and gifts to the service of Willie Mae Yarbrough Baker. Thank you. 

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Willie Mae Yarbrough Baker was born on March 9, 1946 to the late Willie Robert Yarbrough and Annie Ruth Adams Yarbrough. She was the second oldest in a family of ten children.


Willie Mae is a native of Putnam County, Georgia.  She received her primary and secondary education in the Putnam County School System. She left Eatonton and moved to New Jersey, where she worked in manufacturing. She returned home after three years and continued her career in manufacturing through employment in local industries.  She spent the last three and a half decades living in Atlanta. 


Willie Mae gave her life to the Lord at an early age.  While young, she joined St. Paul Baptist Church in Milledgeville, GA.  She was a faithful member who used her talent to glorify God by singing in the choir.  In 1985, she moved to Atlanta, GA and became an associate member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where she faithfully participated in worship services and Sunday School for the last 36 years.


Willie Mae had a variety of interests; two of her passions were spending time with her family and traveling.  She also gave of her time, talent, and skills as a volunteer member of the administrative team for the Tony Young All-Star Karate Academy.  She enjoyed working as the assistant poll manager during elections, watching soap operas, and meeting the challenge of completing word search puzzles. 


Willie Mae was preceded in death not only by her beloved parents, but also by her baby sister, Mamie Yarbrough; her sister and best friend, Mary “Bonnie” Yarbrough-McBride; and her three brothers, Albert Yarbrough, Robert Yarbrough, and Ulysses Yarbrough.  Willie Mae is survived by three daughters: Barbara Morgan (John) of Conyers, Lisa Clemons (Gerald) of Eatonton, and Felicia Baker of Conyers; one son, Lilton Baker, Jr. of Decatur; one godson, Lilton McGee of Tallahassee, Fl.; eight grandchildren, Clifford Eugene Baker, Shonta Holt-Mitchell, Cathy Holt, Dwayne Clemons, Gerrell Clemons, Deshaun Baker, Justin Stewart, and Omari Hollis;  5 great-grandchildren, Elijah Holt, Christian Mitchell, Zada Clemons, Zalen Clemons, and Dezmond Clemons; one sister, Judy Warthen (Willie) of Eatonton; three brothers, Vernell Adams of New Jersey, Ted Yarbrough (Mary) of Eatonton, and James Yarbrough of Atlanta; one sister-in-law, Shirley Yarbrough of Eatonton; two special friends, Ms. Allene Griffin and Ms. Mary Swain; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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 Ms. Willie Mae Yarbrough Baker Program


April 2, 2021

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hurt's Funeral Home of Eatonton
110 North Maple Avenue
Eatonton, GA 31024

Funeral Service
April 3, 2021

12:00 PM
Griggs Chapel A.M.E. Church
724 Griggs Chapel Road
Monticello, GA 31064

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