Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Alice Jean (Mayberry) Baker

March 22, 1930December 3, 2019

Alice Jean Mayberry Baker of Fort Smith, slipped quietly into her forever home December3, 2019. The angels came and took her home at the age of 89. Born March 22, 1930 to Emma and Jerry “Peck” Mayberry in Jenny Lind, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ed David (Eddie) Baker; her brothers Johnny and J.C. Mayberry; her sister Ruby Clark Franklin, and her son Jacki Edmond Baker. She is survived by her daughter Brenda Baker Burns (Zeke); sons David and Degen Baker; daughter-in-law Leslie Drummond Baker; grandsons, Jeremie Burns (Penni), Jerrod Burns (Kara), and Josh and Kyle Baker, and her granddaughter Megan Baker. She also leaves behind her great grandsons, Bryant and Brode and her great granddaughters, Briley, Brooklyn, Jordan and Kylan, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones. We want to thank the nurses and staff of Mercy Hospice who took such loving care of our Mom in her final days, and were with her as she took her last breath. You are angels. Services will be at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Arkansas Children's Hospital or the charity of your choice. To leave an online memory, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.


  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital


Alice Jean (Mayberry) Baker

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Rick Burch

December 9, 2019

Alice was a great person and a wonderful caring woman. She always took time to welcome you to her home and genuinely made you feel like she loved you. I am a friend of her son Degen and I’m glad I got to know her well in my younger days. She will be missed by everyone who knew her and I’m praying for her entire family.