Sylvia Jean Baker

Sylvia Jean Baker
February 1, 1941 – January 16, 2019

Sylvia Baker, 77, of Robertson County, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, in her home. A visitation was held from 6 to 8 pm, on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Centers. Her Funeral Service will be at 1:30 pm, Sunday, January 20, 2019, at the funeral center. Interment will follow in Rest Ever Memorial Park. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Sylvia was born to Everett Campbell and Gussie Pace Campbell, on February 1, 1941, in Marion, Louisiana. Sylvia married Billy Floyd Baker in 1959 and followed him across the nation and back again in their endeavors. Sylvia was the office manager for their trucking company. She loved watching Billy ride their Tennessee Walkers. Her most cherished times were when she had her family, and the many friends she considered family, all together at one time.

Her parents, three sisters and two brothers precede her in death.

Her husband, Billy Floyd Baker; her son Floyd Baker and wife Marsha; her daughter Lorrelle Gibson and husband Glenn; her brothers G. W. Campbell and James Campbell; her four grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren survive her.

In lieu of flowers you are welcome to make a charitable gift donation to the charity of your choice or Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 West 26th Street, Bryan, Tx 77803, in Memory of Sylvia Baker.

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  1. Dearest Uncle Billy, Floyd, and Lorelle,and to all the grandchildren,as well as great and great- great grand children,friends and family.
    It grieves me deeply for the loss of family, she was the sweetest woman I could ever hope for as an Aunt . May peace and comfort cone from the Lord as you grieve this loss.

  2. Dear Baker clan,
    I am so sorry about Sylvia’s passing. She was one of the most courageous women I have ever known. Her resilience in the face of so many serious illnesses was amazing and inspiring. It was always so wonderful to see her at the horse shows, visiting with the “horse show family,” and cheering for Billy Baker, especially in his speed racking classes, many times just having recovered from some hospital bout. Her support, advice, and friendship have meant so much to me over the years since we first met, over a decade ago. She lent me “the coat off her back” (plus a vest) to ride in my first walking horse show; she introduced me to the many wonderful people on the show circuit; she and Billy were so encouraging as I learned the ropes of a new riding discipline; and of course, her own skill as a horse handler I still appreciate and give thanks for every day as I interact with Texas News, her totally non-defensive, positive, clever people-loving creation.
    She was so devoted to you all, her family. Husband, son, daughter, inlaws, sisters, grandchildren — she was quick to share happy news about all of you, and valued the time you spent together so much.
    Please know that you are not alone in your grief. She will be sorely missed by many others whom her life has touched.

  3. Laurie said it so beautifully, she was an angel on earth. I will forever treasure the memories of our phone chats and horse show “critiques “. She was honest and true and real, a delightful friend. And she was a good sport. I loved Sylvia Baker!

  4. Billy,
    Judy and I are so sorry to hear of Ms. Sylvia’s passing. She was kind and friendly and always looked forward to seeing you both. With deepest sympathy,

    Tom and Judy Gould

  5. Mr.Billy, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Sylvia was such a special lady. Her smile and spunk along with kind words will be missed by her horse show family . We love you and her so very much .

  6. Mr. Billy, Floyd and Lorelle, my heart is breaking for the loss of such a wonderful Grand Lady. It has been a pleasure to know her and y’all for the last 38 years, I can still remember when Mr. Ed Smith first introduced us at the Mack house in Beaumont. That was the beginning of our family friendship, she was a great friend through the years, and will be missed.
    My condolences, my dear friends. Yall will be in my thoughts and prayers, RIP Sylvia.

  7. Billy we were so sorry to hear about your loss. Danyelle and I will really miss seeing her at the horse shows. She was always so sweet . We always enjoyed hearing her talk about her family. She will be missed.

  8. Billy,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed by her entire horse show family. She was always smiling and so sweet to me.

    Prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss.

    Teri

  9. I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Sylvia. She was a sweet woman who always wanted a hug from me at the horse shows. Will miss her smiling face and an upbeat attitude. Billy, you and your family will be in my prayers. God has her in his arms now. God Bless !!!

  10. Billy,
    We were so sad to hear the news of Sylvia’s passing. Both of you took us under your wings at the horseshows, and we are so grateful. Laurine did say it best. Sylvia was the sweetest, kindest soul, offering wisdom and encouragement, and always making us feel like family. She will be greatly missed. Know you are in our prayers, and God Bless.

  11. My prayers are with you during this hard time Mr.Baker,
    Your wife loved you more than life it’s self and when she would watch your ride your horses.
    i love and miss you very much. Stay strong for your self and mrs sylvia.

  12. Billy – you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sylvia was a beautiful lady- inside and out. She touched so many of us with her strength, her grace, and smile. We will miss her. She will always remain in our hearts, and in our memories. Love and hugs.

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