Johnny Baker Sr.

January 20, 1947July 24, 2019

Johnny Baker Sr. passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday morning, July 24, 2019. He was 72 years old. Beloved husband of Margaret Lemoine Baker of 50 years. Loving father of Johnny Baker Jr. (Norma) and Melinda Baker Jacobson (Eric). Grandfather of Brooke Baker and Ashley Waltman. Brother of Bobby Baker (Susan) and Sandy Thiobodeaux, and the late Herbert Baker (Mable Ann) and Helen Heckard. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Johnny was a native of New Orleans and has been a resident of Covington for 16 years. He was a graduate of Martin Behrman High School, and spent most of his career as an operator for Louisiana Power & Light, which later became Entergy. He was hard-working and an outstanding husband and father, and will be dearly missed. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to a memorial visitation at GRACE FUNERAL HOME, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, on Friday evening, July 26, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00. An online guestbook is available at


  • Margaret Lemoine Baker, Spouse
  • Johnny Baker Jr., Son
  • Norma Baker, Daughter-in-law
  • Melinda Baker Jacobson, Daughter
  • Eric Jacobson, Son-in-law
  • Brooke Baker, Granddaughter
  • Ashley Waltman, Granddaughter
  • Bobby Baker, Brother
  • Susan Baker, Sister-in-law
  • Sandy Thobodeaux, Sister
  • Herbert Baker, Brother
  • Mable Ann Baker, Sister-in-law
  • Helen Heckard, Sister (deceased)
  • Also survived by many nieces and nephews.


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, July 26, 2019


Johnny Baker Sr.

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Bill Pecoul

July 28, 2019

We are very sorry for your loss.

Bill and Judy Pecoul

Laura Bonanno

July 25, 2019

I too have wonderful memories of sitting outside in your driveway talking with Mr. Johnny and you too Ms. Margaret!! He was a great person and I was blessed to have y’all as neighbors..My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Amy Piazza

July 25, 2019

Ms Margaret, Johnny and Melinda, I’m so sorry to hear about Mr Johnny. I have great memories of sitting outside just talking to y’all. I miss those talks. He was a great man who will be missed. May God comfort you all during this difficult time
With deepest sympathy,

Amy Schluter Piazza

Barbara (Boo) Cheek Rutland

July 25, 2019

Sorry to hear the passing of Johnny. We have great memories growing up with Johnny and his family. Loved New Orleans, Mardi Gras and visiting with Aunt Thelma and Uncle Claude. Sending Prayers during this difficult time to the family.

Ann Cheek

July 25, 2019

We had (Georgia, Margaret & Boo) will remember great memories from we were younger, coming to Aunt Thelma & Uncle Claude's house, especially for Mardi Gras. Johnny was always a fun person to be around, as well as his brothers & sisters.

My condolences, Ann Cheek, Watson, LA.

Margaret Cheek Rutland

July 25, 2019

Baker Family - Praying for you during this difficult time. May you feel the peace of God during this time.
Margaret Cheek Rutland - Pine Grove.