Obituary: Jewell I. Adams Godsey Baker

July 29, 1928 – September 29, 2020


Jewell I. Adams Godsey Baker, 92, of Bedford, was born July 29, 1928, the first of five children born to John H. and Lillie M. (Pemberton) Adams.


She departed this life, at 8:00 am on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation, the last of those five children. She was the beginning and she was the end, the alpha, and omega. Her name was chosen wisely by her parents. She truly was a jewel to everyone who knew her. God knew what He was doing when He wrote her name in the “Lambs Book of Life”. She has left an empty spot in the lives of her friends and family. She will be waiting with open arms to welcome every one of them to her heavenly home when the time comes. She was a homemaker and member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.


She married Charles Edward Baker on October 9, 1960, and he preceded her in death on June 29, 2011, after 51 years of marriage.


Survivors include two grandchildren, Shaun Baker and wife, Melinda, Robbyn Houdshel, and husband, Michael; a great-grandchild, Mackenzie Baker; several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, many extended family, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, siblings, Verla Jean Adams Winning, Julia Adams Hicks, Marcia Mae Adams Hirtz, and Phillip Wayne Adams.


Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, October 2nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 1 st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Oolitic Baptist Church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

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