Our Cecil Baker, Jr beloved, husband, father, step-dad, granddad, brother, uncle, cousins and friend to many peacefully slipped into eternal rest on September 4, 2020 at home. Cecil (June) as the family affectionately called him was the eldest son of three children to the late Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Baker, Sr and Wealthia Baker of Norfolk, Virginia. Born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 12, 1941. He graduated from Crestwood High School in Chesapeake, Virginia “Class of 1959 Bombers”. He attended Norfolk State University. Cecil retired in December 2005 with 32 years of government service from Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a Planner & Naval Architecture in Structural Engineer Division.
He was a member of First Baptist Church Berkley in Norfolk, Va. under the leadership of Pastor Dr. W.D.Tyree, III
Cecil is survived by his wife Wilma Staton Baker, one son Ryan H Jones, step sons Larry Jamar Staton and Kevin Walton; brothers Samuel Baker, David Bright (Janice); sisters Bevrely Culpepper (Martin), JoAnn Baker (Eddie), and Jeanice Cuffee. Also, June cherished memories with a step-mother Katie Baker of Chesapeake, Va.; step-siblings Dexter and Thomas Bright; Terry Ann, and Mary Wilson; aunt Maryland Carrington of Norfolk,Va. uncles Ruben Baker of Jacksonville, FL and Vernon Baker of Norfolk, Va. and Uncle King Staton (Bernice) of Oxonhill, MD. Cecil is also survived by sister in laws Alfreada Lewis (Frank) of Jacksonville, FL,; and April Staton of Petersburg, Va., brother in laws Antoine Staton and Fred Williams both of Portsmouth, Va. a host nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews too numerous to name, countless family and friends afar. A viewing will be Sunday, September 13, 2020; 3-5pm; and a service Monday, September 14, 2020 at Beach Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., in Virginia Beach followed by burial in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
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