Mary J. Earls, 69, beloved mother and grandmother was called to her eternal resting place on September 15, 2017. She entered this world on August 30, 1948 born to Curtis and Wilhema Woods in Natchez, MS. She served on the East Baton Rouge Parish Rape Council for many years and was member of the Main Street Pilots Club in Baker. She was employed at Progressive Health Center. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and cooking for her family. She had a brilliant mind and had a patent for DIGNA TEEZ, undergarments for bedridden people to help keep their dignity. She was mild-mannered and a very wise woman who will be forever missed.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Sheila Crocram; grandson, Joshua Crocram; and great-granddaughter, Jaelynn Laveda Crocram; son, Joel Ware, 4 sisters, Carlena J. Dunbar, Deloris Green, Zeola Jackson and Lorrine Jackson; 3 brothers, Felix W. Jackson, Curtis Jackson, Jr. and Connie Jackson; and longtime friends, Rudolph Williams, Sam Crocram, Lorenzo Valley and Louis Tate, Jr.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mary is preceded in death by parents, Curtis Jackson Sr and Wilhema Woods Jackson.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, LA, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until the memorial service at 10:00 a.m.
Family and friends may sign our online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com
Today, my heart is heavy, my friend, my confident, my counselor and my neighbor received her wings to glory. She was a blessing to this community
and left a legacy of service with love and friendship. I will miss her . She
will always be in my heart!! I thank my Father God for allowing me to met
her. She was one of a kind!!!! Her memorial service was very uplifting...
I know she is looking down smiling...".Love you to the Moon and Back, Ms. Mary"
Doris AlexanderBaker, LA
We are deeply saddened to learn of Ms. Mary's passing. May she rest in peace. She was a very kind and beautiful lady who was always nice to talk to. She knew all about flowers and gardens. When we moved in across the street, she came over to chat and offered her advice on how to take care of our plants in the backyard.
Her front yard garden will never be the same.
The Berry Family,
320 Epperson St., Baker.
Dalia BerryBaker, LA
My heart goes out to you and your family during this time. Please know that you friends and family are there for you during this difficult time. May your loving memories bring you a peace in the days ahead. Know to that God cares for you for he promises at Isaiah 41:10 that he “will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.”
AnnieBNew Castle, DE