ST. MARTINVILLE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Paul Lee Baker, the former Marie Melancon, age 85, at 10:00 am Friday, March 1, 2013 at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church with Fr. Rusty Richard officiating. Interment will follow at St. Michael's Mausoleum.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Thursday with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Friday until service time.
A native of Cecilia and resident of St. Martinville, Mrs. Baker passed away at 6:00 am on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at St. Martin Hospital.
Mrs. Baker enjoyed crocheting, crafts and shopping, but most of all loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Baker of St. Martinville; daughter, Donna Marie Guidry of Parks; brothers-in-law, Russell Harold Baker and Floyd Charles Baker of Illinois; sisters-in-law, Stella Baker Crowe of California, and Opal Tuxhorn, and Helen Horn of Illinois; two grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sazin and Evealia Johnson Melancon; sons, Dale Fabacher, Ricky Lynn Fabacher, and Paul Sazin Baker; daughters, Yvonne Fabacher and Grace Evalia Baker; brothers, Lawrence Melancon and Joseph Melancon; and sister, Beaulah Berthelot.
Pallbearers will be family members.
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Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.