Maxine Baker Baird

October 17, 1932November 3, 2012
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Maxine Baker Baird, age 80, of Brentwood, TN, passed away, on November 3, 2012. Maxine was born on the seventeenth of October in 1932, to the late Scoba and Ethleen Baker. Mrs. Baird was the oldest of twelve children. She was a graduate of Gordonsville High School. Maxine married Fred Donald Bair in June of 1953. She worked in the insurance industry in Nashville for 40 years. Maxine’s love for people and gift of hospitality led her to a second career working special events with the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and Gaylord Opryland. She was a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Maxine was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who saw the good in people. Mrs. Baird is survived by her loving husband Fred Donald Baird, Sr., children, Janie (David) Domico, of Brentwood, TN and Donnie Baird, Jr., of Nashville, TN, grandchildren, Tiffany and Aaron Baird, of Nashville, TN, and Victoria Domico, of Brentwood, TN, great-grandchildren, Tatiana and Mariana Wilson, of Nashville, TN, six sisters and two brothers. A visitation will be held at Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 5112 Raywood Ln. Nashville, TN 37211, from twelve o’clock until two o’clock on Friday, November 9, 2012. A memorial celebration will be conducted following the visitation at 2 o’clock of Friday at Hillcrest United Methodist Church. A private entombment will take place in Brentwood United Methodist Church Columbarium. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to either the Sandy Bay Lighthouse Ministries in Roatan, Honduras, 19 Mave Ln. Candler, NC 28715, or to the Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Brentwood-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home.


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Carol Elizer

November 15, 2012

Carolyn, I know this is a very hard time for you, losing your much loved sister...I can not think of the right words to help you, I just wish I could take away your heartache. I hope that you will find comfort within your family, that you will remember only the happy days with Maxine & not the days of her pain & sickness. Please know that I love you dearly. I also want to extend my condolences to your entire family for their loss of Maxine, she was an amazing woman.

November 9, 2012

Fred, Janie, and Donny,
We were sad to hear of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful lady and she will be missed. May the memories you have of her be a comfort to you. We are praying for your family.
Michael, Patti Rae, Aaron, Andrew, and Abby Bryant (Athens, TN)

Margaret (Margie) Taylor

November 8, 2012

Janie, Donnie and Donald, I am so sorry for the pasting of Maxine. I loved her very much. She was a beautiful cousin and she showed her love to everyone she met. I remember living with you'll for a summer, babysitting Janie and Donnie. Maxine made it a summer to remember. Love you all and have you in my prayers. She will be missed.

Mollie Lyle

November 8, 2012

I can not put into words the pain I feel at the loss of Maxine. I considered her "my one true friend". We shared so much over the many years, the loss of parents and siblings, the births of children, grandchildren and for her great-grandchildren. Also, our own bouts of cancer as well as that of our husbands. My memories are so full of all the good times we shared not only in our personal lives but also our professional. We were often referred to in the Insurance Industry as the "traveling excess ladies". What fond memories.
To all of Maxines family, thanks so much for allowing her to be a large part of my life. I will always miss her!

Freda Tell

November 8, 2012

Maxine was a gracious and kind lady. So soft spoken ... it broke my heart that she suffered so much but now I am rejoicing she is dancing once again in her new "home." Freda Tell

Tammy Goss

November 8, 2012

Janie, I am sorry for your loss, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God has taken one of his Angels home, it is through his mercy and grace that we find comfort in time of need. Much Love to you always.

James Cole

November 7, 2012

Maxine was a gracious and hospitable woman and will be sorely missed. Praying for family and friends.

Karen Bucher

November 7, 2012

I was Maxine's oncology nurse; she was so sweet and caring. Throughout her illness she kept a wonderful attitude and always looked so pretty. My thoughts and pleasant memories of a well-lived life.

Paula Bruch

November 7, 2012

So sorry. We all loved 'cousin Maxine'. She will be missed and ever loved. She is with her parents & my mother Donna Kay.

Kay Byrn Laurer Jones

November 7, 2012

Although I have not seen her in years, I worked with Maxine at Crum & Forster back in the late 1970/early 80's. Such a class act and truly such a nice lady. When the ladies at C&F gave me a baby shower in March 1980 celebrating the upcoming birth of my first child, her gift was a Raggedy Ann doll and it was in my daughter's room for years while she was growing up. I am so sorry for your loss. Maxine was truly a Southern Belle-elegant, graceful and just so darn nice.