Venita L. Baker


Venita L. Baker, 18. Sunrise November 15, 1991 – Sunset May 18, 2010. She was a student at Mifflin High School where she was on the Track and Field Team, Choir and Drama Club. She attended Greater St. Paul Church and International Christian Church. Venita was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Charles Cleophus Jones II, paternal grandmother Gwendolyn Baker, brother John Jones and niece Tevaeh Lee Locke. Left to cherish her memory, mother Romel Gipson, father Louis (Africa) Baker II, sister Jaynette Gipson, brothers Anthony Hayden, Matthew Gardner, Louis Baker III, maternal grandmother Melvis Jones, paternal grandfather Louis Thompson, aunts Venita Jones, Jonie Jones, Tonya (Phil) Garrett, Solmar (Wade) Muirente and Juanita Baker, uncles Waco Cleo Parson, Charles Cleophus Jones III, Jonathan T. (Dee Dee) Jones, Keith (Mary) Baker, Nelson (Erin) Baker, Calvin Baker and Isaiah Baker, stepsiblings Samantha Stone, Daniel Richardson and Chris Richardson, special friend and godmother Teauna Surratt, godfather Philip Jackson and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, classmates and friends.

Condolence Messages

  1. Samantha (StepSister)

    To my big sis I love you so much and I know that God has you in the palm of his hands. You will always be a big sister to me. Rest In Peace. Love Samantha

  2. jahqethea johnson

    Well venita was a god given angel and it will always be so hard to say our goodbyes but u have to think that god only to venita because she was the best in the heavens battles and the lord knew she was so think she is in a better place watching over everyone with happiness and joy and rejoicing and fulfilling our hearts.<3

  3. Venita just the other day we were laughing about that pink hair. Your memory will always be here with your Mifflin Family you had a way of making us all laugh and smile. You keep working on being a sprinter even though we all knew the shot put was where your heart was at!!! Love, Coach

  4. Yvonne Torres-Howell

    My heart goes out to the family. May God keep you all in the right mind thru all of this, and look up to him for comfort, in this sad time.
    God BlessThe Family


  5. Verona Mason-Waddell

    They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.

    Keep close to your heart the memories of good times and laughter and know she is right there with you.

    May God comfort your entire family and friends during this diffucult time!

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. I know she was special to the whole family. Just as God's son was special to him. Your loved one is special to God and in good hands.
    God bless you all

  7. Tammy (Ruth's daughter)

    Im so sorry for your lost. I will keep you and family in pray for your strength.


    On behalf of the MHS Alumni Family, I offer our condolences & prayers to your family for their tragic loss.

    God Bless,
    Lisa P. (c/o 88)
    Puncher Alum

  9. God has promised never to leave us, nor forsake us. He has also sent the Holy Spirit as The Comforter, and he even has angels on stand-by, waiting to minister to our needs in the supernatural realm. With Love and Deepest Sympathy ~The Thompson's~

  10. Oh my heart is heavy just because she is a young lady who is gone but not going to be forgotton I work with students and find them very dear to my heart. So when is lost for what ever reason I feel like I lost a friend whether I knew them or not. I did not know Venita but still feel like I lost someone also. God Bless you and keep you as you press I mean press through this difficult time and my prayers or for the family and for you son Mathew as he deals with what has happen.

  11. Melvin dalton/Dalton;s Barber Shop

    Romel -I was so hurt to hear of the loss of your
    precious daughter. I hope the comfort of Almighty God and His Precious Love will engulf
    you toldly. I have seen you in a long time-but know i love and care for you and your family.
    May the peace and Blessing of almighty GOD
    be with you. LOVE Melvin

  12. Miss McGinnis (Mifflin High School)

    Venita was such a great and joyful individual! She made everyone laugh and will be missed dearly. I know it will seem "es;unreal"es; for such a long time, but know that she was and always will be loved and blessed by God.

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