Services for Dedric Desmond Baker will be at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Grace Christian Church. Rev. Grailon Mollette will be officiating. Interment will be in Glenmora Community Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:00a.m. at the church.
Dedric Desmond Butler was born on Sept. 26, 1976 to Linda Gail Butler and Willie Joe Castille.
Dedric was raised in the Baker’s household; and on his 12th birthday changed his name to Dedric Desmond Baker. A name he cherished dearly. Dedric joined the Grover Chapel A.M.E Church at an early age under the leadership of Rev. Elijah Anderson.
He was a graduate on Glenmora High School, where he was a prolific basketball player. After graduation, Dedric moved to Texas to find his niche in life. He found his niche as a truck driver. He loved the open road. Dedric married Krista Coleman. To this union one daughter was born; Reese Alexanderia Eloise Baker. He later married LaTosha Wallace to this union two sons were born. Zion Roland Baker and Aiden Emmanuel Baker. Dedric attended The Church Without Walls, Pastor Ralph West. He later moved his membership to Fountain of Praise, Pastor Revis Wright.
Dedric loved spending time with family and friends. He had an infectious smile and was loved by all he met.
Dedric was preceded in death by his mothers Linda Gail Butler Sumbler, Elouise Baker father Eddie E. Baker Sr., grandmother Alma Butler and brother Roland O. Baker Sr.
Dedric leaves to cherish his memories; yis three children: Reese Alexanderia Eloise Baker of Texas City, TX, Zion Roland Baker and Aiden Emmanuel Baker of Houston, TX; Like a Grandmother Mrs. Lavelle Smith, of Glenmora, LA; father Willie Joe Castille of Vallejo, CA; Grandmother Ms. Edna Castille Wiley of Houston, TX; seven brothers Bis. Edmond L Baker Sr. (Rebecca), Bay City, TX, Eddie E. Baker Jr, Clute, TX, Rynnie E. Baker(Sonya), Rosharon. TX, C. L. Baker (Jean), Plano, TX, John W. Baker (Linda) And Eric L. Baker Sr.(Janice) Glenmora, LA, and Daeris Butler (Laquisha), Cheneyville, La. Five Sisters Pas. Mary E. Simon (Arnold), Rosharon, TX, Sandra Hooker, Zebulon NC, Terikka Sumbler(Jessica), Teralyn Sumbler, and Tavi Sumbler, Dallas, TX sister in Law Noreen Baker, Baton Rouge, LA, Special brother Rorick McCoy (Meagan), Katy, TX. One Aunt Mrs. Annie C. Kelly, Glenmora, LA; a Special cousin Atty. Raymond Simmons (Elaine) of Baton Rouge, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.