OBITUARY

Brandie Lee Baker

April 26, 1982March 25, 2021
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Brandie Lee Baker, age 38, of Columbus GA, passed away on March 25, 2021. A visitation and service for Brandie will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Rd, Columbus, Georgia 31907.

Brandie was born in Dayton, Ohio, on April 26, 1982; the daughter of Larry Carl Harness and Kellie Sue Peterson Holman. She moved to Columbus, GA, graduated from Columbus High School and furthered her education at Georgia Southern and Columbus State University. Brandie’s mom had this neighbor, James, well she introduced them and they were married on November 21, 2005 in Hamilton, GA. She was a fulltime student and member of North Highland Assembly of God. Brandie has a testimony of Jesus Christ as our Savior and she did her best to emulate him by living a Christ like life of selfless service to others, offering hope to those that had no hope, and by seeing people the way Christ would see them, just love, no judgement. She was active at Valley Rescue Mission, there, she worked in retail and was a voice of great encouragement to those that are homeless or battling addictions. Brandie was a shining example of unconditional love, not just to her family but to the people she came in contact in her daily life. She is a strong woman, like most women an incredible multitasker, a military wife, and a solid supporter of the U.S. Military. Yet, with as busy as she was, she would laugh and smile at the seemingly random things that occur every day in our lives that many miss. Brandie was involved in many things, they were nice and she enjoyed them, but nothing compared to the love she has for her family and the opportunity to be a wife to her husband and mother to her three children, they were her world.

Brandie is preceded in death by: mother, Kellie S. Holman; grandmother, Billie Peterson; father, Larry C. Harness.

Survivors include: her husband, James D. Baker II; her children, James D. Baker III, Zoey L. Baker, Aiden J. Baker; stepmother, Peggy Harness; sister Jessica Bowman, brother Justin Harness; uncles, Lee (Chong) Peterson, Gary (Becky) Harness, Brian (Pam) Harness, David A. (Whitney) Harness; aunts, Theresa (John) Harness Gatzulis; Carla (Tony) Harness-Lowe; cousins, Vanessa (Rahul) Peterson-Verma their daughter Neriah, Michelle (Brad) Peterson Konwick their children, Leah, Daniel; Jenna Peterson, Alyssa Peterson, Christopher Peterson; and numerous other family members and friends of the family that will cherish her memory.

  • FAMILY

  • Larry Carl Harness and Kellie Sue Peterson Holman, Parents (deceased)
  • Billie Peterson, Grandmother (deceased)
  • James D. Baker II, Husband
  • James D. Baker III, Children
  • Zoey L. Baker, Children
  • Aiden J. Baker, Children
  • Peggy Harness, Stepmother
  • Jessica Bowman, Sister
  • Justin Harness, Brother
  • Brandie Lee Baker family also includes uncles, Lee (Chong) Peterson, Gary (Becky) Harness, Brian (Pam) Harness, David A. (Whitney) Harness; aunts, Theresa (John) Harness Gatzulis; Carla (Tony) Harness-Lowe; cousins, Vanessa (Rahul) Peterson-Verma their daughter Neriah, Michelle (Brad) Peterson Konwick their children, Leah, Daniel; Jenna Peterson, Alyssa Peterson, Christopher Peterson; and numerous other family members and friends.

Services

  • Visitation of Family and Friends

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • A Celebration of Brandie's Life

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Terry Tew

April 6, 2021

I just heard the sad news today and it breaks my heart. I taught Zoey and Aiden in Kindergarten and became fond of the Baker family. Mrs. Baker was always ready ,willing and able to lend a hand whenever it was possible. She often sent treats with the children and asked if there was anything we needed. She had a pure soul and a giving heart. This world has lost another sweet angel, that can never be replaced. I know she will be looking down from Heaven watching over and guiding her family.

Jeffery Lambert

April 4, 2021

Miss brandie was a amazing person I loved her to death she was like a mom to me I wish you didn’t haft to go so early brandie baker u will be missed but never forgot. Love Jeffery lambert

Karen Dixon

March 30, 2021

Brandie started working at Valley Rescue Mission about 4+ years ago. I trained her, and we clicked immediately! She had this way about her that was so infectious. Brandie cared about people, even if you were a stranger needing help she would embrace you. Brandie and I became best friends, I went to my first concert with her, we cried together, because we both lost our Mothers a couple of years apart and Cole Swindell did not help matters. I am going to miss my best friend and our talks, being there for each other, words cannot even begin to tell you about how wonderful of a person Brandie was to me and others. Her memory will live on in my heart. I loved her so much! We will keep sending Prayers and support for the family!

Cooki and Rusty Gilbert

March 30, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you and your family during this difficult time. Glad to have met her in Sunday school. She will be missed by all. Prayers for you and your family.🙏🏼

Robert Morgan

March 28, 2021

Brandie was truly an angel here on earth. There’s no doubt where she is today. She was a blessing to us all. Rest In Peace Brandie Baker.

KHYLE WOODS

March 28, 2021

Condolences out to the family and friends . We look forward to a time when death will be no more. John 5:28,29 says "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice, 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment." I hope this brings comfort.

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