Bettie Baker

Friday, August 30, 2002

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Bettie Mae Redd Baker, 76, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 24, 1925, at Canalou, Mo., daughter of Frank and Lady Gale Johnson Moody.

Baker was founder and operator of Redd's Family Daycare. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church and its choir. She also served as church secretary, as a missionary and on the board of trustees.

Survivors include seven sons, James Redd of Toledo, Ohio, Charles Redd of Irving, Texas, Alfred Redd of Greensboro, N.C., Jessie, Wilbur and Alvin Redd of Sikeston, Demegee Redd of Charleston, Mo.; five daughters, JoAnn Redd of Houston, Texas, Janice Hughes of Memphis, Tenn., Betty Williams, Patsy Townsend and Doris Redd of Sikeston; a sister, Alberta Gardner of Sikeston; a brother, D.B. Moody of St. Louis; 30 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call at St. John Church after noon Monday.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the church, with the Rev. Sylvester Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Sparks Funeral Home at Charleston is in charge of arrangements.