Nancy Johnson Baker, 78, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2023.  She was born on July 31, 1944.  Nancy was preceded in death by her parents Roger and Patty Johnson, sister Barbara Reid, brother-in-law Dave Reid, sister-in-law Hilda Johnson, and brother-in-law Edwin Baker.

She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 60 years, Richard Baker; daughter, Cindy Towery (Mark); son, Chris Baker (Michele); grandsons, Nathan Towery (Nicole), and Brad Baker; granddaughters, Lindsey Towery and Kayla Baker; brother, Elton Johnson (Faye); brother-in-law, Glenn Baker (Shirley); sister-in-law, Gayle Baker; and many nieces and nephews.

Nancy was raised in a Christian home and joined Bethel Baptist Church at a young age.  She loved her church family and spoke highly of them often.  Nancy enjoyed spending time with her family.  No matter how much pain she endured over the last several years she was always ready to watch her grandchildren play golf, play beautiful music and listen to her granddaughter sing.

The family will receive friends, Tuesday, May 30, 2023, starting at 10 a.m. at their home.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 131 Old Well Road, Phenix Virginia 23959.  Interment will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church cemetery following the service.  A reception celebrating Nancy will be held in the church’s fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution in Nancy’s memory to the Building Fund at Bethel Baptist Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. Belinda Chapman

    29 May 2023 9 months ago

    Chris, so sorry to hear about your Mother’s death. I know that she was quite a lady. Please reach out if I can do anything for you and Michele. Peace be with you.

  2. Vickie Hanks

    29 May 2023 9 months ago

    Chris, Michele & family – I’m so sorry about the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Love, Vickie & Gary Hanks

  3. Wanda Wilson

    29 May 2023 9 months ago

    Chris and Michele. Buddy and I are so sorry to hear about Chris’s Mom. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all!
    Sincerely,
    Buddy and Wanda

  4. Francis & Frances Breedlove

    29 May 2023 9 months ago

    Sending our sincere sympathy in the loss of your dear loved one! Please let us know if we can help in any way! Keeping you all in our prayers!

  5. Brenda Driskill

    30 May 2023 9 months ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. May God grant you comfort and peace. Nancy loved you all and will be truly missed.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Roger and Brenda Driskill

  6. Wanda Wilson

    30 May 2023 9 months ago

    Chris and Michele, We are so sorry to hear about Chris’s Mother. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers!
    Sincerely,
    Buddy and Wanda Wilson

  7. MARK ANTHONY FEARS

    30 May 2023 9 months ago

    PRAYERS

  8. Gary and Shirl Milton

    30 May 2023 9 months ago

    Our deepest sympathy to the Baker family in the loss of beloved Nancy. She was such a kind, caring lady and will be missed by all who knew her. We will forever cherish the wonderful memories of coming to Baker’s Farm picking strawberries, buying beautiful flowers and other delicious treats grown by Richard and Nancy. May all the family feel the love and comfort of God around you during this sad time. ❤️

  9. Jennifer Smith-Palmer

    30 May 2023 9 months ago

    We are so sorry to read of you Mom’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. She was such a sweet lady, enjoyed talking to her when went to pick strawberries. She will be greatly missed.

    Jennifer, Jay Christian and Jasmine

  10. Dorothy Marshall White

    30 May 2023 9 months ago

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Nancy. Old neighbors on Fearstown Road.

  11. Sulane Scruggs

    31 May 2023 9 months ago

    Richard and Family: Please accept my sincere empathy at the loss of one so dear. May God bless you and comfort you as only He can.

  12. Mack Doss

    31 May 2023 9 months ago

    Chris & Family – Your mother’s service was beautiful and reflected on a life that was so loved and well-lived. Was so proud of your tribute and I know that your dad was touched by it also. Sending this to all of you with my heartfelt sympathy because I care for each of you.

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