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Gail Bryant Baker, age 82, of Decatur, Georgia, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, March 15, 2021.
Gail was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 12, 1938. She attended O’Keefe High School in Atlanta, Georgia, and remained a true daughter of the Atlanta area her entire life.
She had a long career as a senior caregiver and business owner of residential care homes in the Decatur area.
Gail was known for her big personality and glamorous style. She was a lover of music, bold fashion and beauty, singing classic hymns, and gift-giving for no reason at all. She often prepared for the opportunity to give a present, quite literally, years in advance.
Gail also enjoyed genealogy research, loved to tell stories about her family history, and took care to pass on copies of records and historical photos that she cherished. Nothing delighted her more than talking to a family member or friend. It was nearly impossible to hang up the phone with her, because she loved to talk for hours and could always keep a lively conversation going.
Gail was blessed by the love and devotion of her husband, Clark Baker, who survives her. The longtime companions married on February 11, 2003. Gail is also survived by her son, Farley Barge and his wife Susan and their blended family of five daughters Evelyn Allen, Gail Barge, Carson Melton, Galilee Smith and Emma Dennard and their grandchildren Abriana Melton and Denver Melton; son Corey Barge and his wife Shirley and their two children Jessica Broom and Brandon Barge and their grandchildren Collin Broom, Gwen Broom, Phoenix Broom and Kayleigh Broom; and Gail’s youngest son, Kevin Barge. Also surviving are her sister, Sandra Lott, her nephew Tony Lott, niece Lisa Kemmerlin, and nephew Dell Lott; and Gail’s brother, Gary Bryant; and Gail’s beloved aunt, Rosa Mae Bryant Jones, was like a sister; and many other family members and friends.
Gail was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Pittman Bryant, and father, James Joseph Bryant.
Family and friends will gather to remember Gail and celebrate her life in a private memorial on Saturday, March 20, at 2 p.m. at Tim Stewart Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her honor to https://www.navigaterecoverygwinnett.org/donate