March 4, 1938 - June 19, 2020
Herland R. Baker, Sr., 82, was born on March 4, 1938 in Woodford, Virginia to the late Deacon Napoleon Warsaw Baker and Deaconess Florence Elizabeth Freeman Baker. He went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, Spotsylvania, Virginia, after a short bout with health complications.
Herland accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Personal Savior at an early age, was baptized and joined the old Macedonia Baptist church at an early age. Later in life, he joined the Third Mount Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Antonio Baker, Sr.
Herland was a landscaper for over 60 years and took great pride in his work. He was meticulous in his craft and made sure that every job was his very best. He treated all of his customers the same and made sure that if you were employed by him, you would have to tow the mark. Customer service was number one with him and he would never ask his employees to do more than he was willing to do.
Herland always had a smile and he always greeted you with that smile and his loud baritone voice reverberated it seems for miles onward. He was a friend to everyone. He loved his wife, Gloria and he loved his family. When she was in the rehab facility, he was right there by her side every day.
Herland leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of over 40 years, Gloria Jones Baker; sons: Herland Baker, Jr., of Alexandria, Virginia, Dwayne Baker of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jermaine Baker of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Steven Baker of Fredericksburg, Virginia; daughters: Cynthia Baker of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Roshawn Taylor (Mark) of Bowie, Maryland, Crystal Baker of Fredericksburg, Virginia; grandchildren, Kaylee Daniels, Ryan Smith, Mya Baker, Jasmine Baker, Dwayne Baker, Jr., Leandra Baker; great-grand child, Deonte Daniels; sisters: Yvonne Walker (Andrew) of Woodford, Virginia, Marcella Smith of Woodford, Virginia and Lenerer Baker Pittman of Boca Raton, Florida; aunts: Geneva Baker and Carrie Baker and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Herland was preceded in death by two children, Jacqueline and Joe Frazier Baker.
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