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Vickie Lynn (Kemp) Baker

November 20, 1954 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Vickie Baker Obituary

Vickie Lynn Baker, age 69, of Du Quoin, passed away peacefully at 5:01 pm on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin.

Vickie was born in Nashville, Tennessee on November 20, 1954, the daughter of Clay and Emma Lois (Robertson) Kemp. She married the love of her life, Louis Eugene “Louie” Baker in Smyrna, Tennessee on January 24, 1970. That day they were married in the firehouse by the fire chief, led to fifty-four years of marriage, wonderful memories, and a beautiful family she cherished more than anything.

In younger years, she received a degree as a medical transcriptionist and worked for Dr. Joseph Campanella.  Vickie was instrumental in forming the Head Start Program for Du Quoin.  She adored her job as an adult caregiver and chief cook for Gold Plate for many years. She did not do these things out of obligation, but because it was who she was.

Vickie enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.  She and Louie spent countless nights as line-dancing partners, simply enjoying each other’s company.  But, more than anything, Vickie was immensely proud of and adored her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The highest accomplishment any mother can obtain is to raise great children and make them proud to call her mom.  She taught them that hard work pays off, while raising them with discipline, instilling this in all her boys. Vickie leaves behind a precious gift for her family, passed down from one generation to the next. It is her abiding legacy of unconditional love. 

Survivors include her husband- Louie Baker of Du Quoin; son- Louie Baker Jr (Stephanie Ridgeway) of Du Quoin; son- Mitchell Baker (Kara) of Pinckneyville; son- Shane Baker (Dawn) of Pinckneyville; nine grandchildren- Nicole Rich (Charlie), Nathan Harris, Alyssa Morgan (Austin), Kayla Sprehe (Jacob), Rayce Baker (Elizabeth Barnes), Anthony Baker (Melissa), Jakeb Baker, Olivia Baker, and Alec Zander; seven great-grandchildren- Wyatt Robinson, Lucas Harris, Delijla Harris, Sophia Harris, Riley Rich, Reagan Rich, Kayden Sprehe, and baby Baylor Baker on the way; two sisters- Melissa Gannon and Wanda Kemp; brother- James Kemp; several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters- Pamela and Patricia Kemp, and two brothers- Johnny and Bobby Kemp.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home (11 South Hickory Street in Du Quoin) with Kurt Harris officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home.  Family and friends are encouraged to gather and share in a time of fellowship and fond memories and celebrate a life well lived. 

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home; 11 S. Hickory Street; Du Quoin, IL 62832. 

Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home in Du Quoin is honored to have been called to serve the family. For more information, or to leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.maxtonrosado.com or call 618-542-2020.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 17, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Maxton Rosado Funeral Home
11 South Hickory Street
Du Quoin, IL 62832

Memorial Service
Saturday
February 17, 2024

1:00 PM
Maxton Rosado Funeral Home
11 South Hickory Street
Du Quoin, IL 62832

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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