Lovie Olevia Baines ascended to be with her Lord and Savior on May 29, 2020 surrounded by an array of her loving relatives.
Lovie, fondly remembered as "Lala", was born March 18, 1937 to the union of Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Willis. She accepted Christ at a young age at Shiloh Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Thomas Porter. There, she joined BYU and was elated to lead songs of praise & worship in the youth choir. She married the love of her life Mr. Willie V. Baines in May of 1971.
Lala was a hard, dedicated, and loyal worker who provided over 40 years of delicious meals and exceptional service to Woodland Springs Nursing Center before her retirement. Lala was an original fashionista and full of life. She would show you how to shop, save money, and look good doing it; or as she would say, “I’m jiving!“. You could always find her "cutting a rug" on the dance floor. Lala's love for her family, many words of wisdom, infectious smile, and gregarious spirit will be deeply missed.
She is welcomed with open arms by preceding loved ones including: Grandparents, Mr. Ambrose and Ida Mae Robinson; Parents, Mr. Clarence and Willie Mae Willis; Husband, Willie Vaughn Baines; Son, Kenneth Hawkins.
She leaves in God's Grace: Daughters, Sabrina Whiteside of Glenn Heights, TX; Cathy (Jimmy) Middleton of Waco, TX; and Bridgett (Christian) Peay of Allen, TX; 4 sisters, Catherine Ransom and Evelyn Bryant of Waco, TX; Helen (Walter) Goldsmith and Patricia (Billy) Brooks of Dallas, TX; 1 brother, Clarence Willis Jr. of Waco, TX; a special cousin, Gloria Lockett; 8 grandchildren: Arica (David), Tongenika, Dameon, Kendra (Chris), Justin, Kimberly, Erika, and Dominique; 16 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family members
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