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Deborah Ann Baker

December 20, 1951 ~ April 3, 2019 (age 67)


Deborah Ann Baker, 67, of Shinnston, passed away at J.W. Ruby Memorial in Morgantown on April 3, 2019.  She was born in Clarksburg, WV on December 20, 1951, the daughter of the late Hayward Harrison and Mildred “Sally” Evelyn (Campbell) Phillips.

Deborah graduated from Fairmont State College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  She worked as an Aide for many years at the Harrison County Board of Education.  Deborah was a member of Eastern Star Queen Esther Chapter #11 in Bridgeport and attended the Clarksburg Baptist Church.  She loved to read and to spend time with her family.

In addition to her parents Deborah was preceded in death by her sister, Doneta Rigdon; and one brother, Ronald Phillips.

Those left behind to cherish Deborah’s memory include her husband of more than 20 years, Michael Baker of Shinnston; two daughters, Sabrina Thomas and her husband, Andy of Shinnston and Christina Richards and her husband, Steve of Stonewood; two grandsons, Jeremy Rhodes and Andrew Richards; three granddaughters, Allyson Richards, Josie Rhodes and Renee Rhodes; three step-granddaughters, Morgan, Miriah and Morandi Thomas; and one brother, Richard D. Phillips, Sr. of Great Cacapon, WV.

The family would like to give special thanks to Deborah’s daughter and caregiver, Sabrina Thomas.  She did a wonderful job taking care of Deborah for many years and gave her the love and care that only a daughter could give. 

Per Deborah’s request, cremation services were provided.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1766 Milford Street; Clarksburg, WV 26301, on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm with Pastor Jon Hayes officiating.  

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Celebration of Life
April 13, 2019

12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1766 Milford Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301

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