Willa “MaMa” Barefoot Baker

December 2, 1928 - March 18, 2024
Willa “MaMa” Barefoot Baker

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Willa “MaMa” Barefoot Baker, 95, was called gently to her Heavenly home on March 18, 2024 where I’m without doubt she was met with the open arms of her loving husband of 67 years, Gordon B. Baker, who preceded her in death nearly a decade ago.

In addition to her husband, Willa was also reunited with her parents, George R. and Ada L. Barefoot, her son Gordon Ray Baker, and siblings Marion B. Barefoot, Jesaman Barefoot, Wilma Lee, Horace Barefoot, G. R. Barefoot, Jr., Naylor Barefoot, Martha “Pete” Trivette, and Max Barefoot.

She is survived by her son, Donald Baker, sister Sara Jackson, grandchildren Bryan Baker, Laura Williams, Roxanne Baker, Amanda Baker, and Roseann Brewer, 10 great-grandchildren, and daughter in law Cathy Baker. Willa’s legacy of love and kindness will continue to live on through her family and friends.

Willa was born on December 2, 1928 in Dunn, NC. She lived a long, happy life with her husband, family, and many friends. She had a career as a Dental Assistant. Willa was a devoted member of Mingo Baptist Church and was their eldest member until her passing. She proudly lived her life for The Lord and radiated Godly love to all of those around her. She truly was extraordinary and will be greatly missed by all of those that knew her.

A memorial service will be held at Mingo Baptist Church at 2:00pm on Saturday March 23, 2024.

Please leave memories and condolences for Willa’s family by signing the Tribute Wall below.

Care entrusted to Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


Funeral Service

The funeral will take place on March 23, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Mingo Baptist Church (1465 Mingo Church Road Dunn, NC 28334)

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  • March 20, 2024
    Bryan Baker says:
    I love you forever and always! ❤️❤️

  • March 20, 2024
    Patsy Spell Markham says:
    Prayers for the family.