Lynette Kay Baker

December 24, 1945May 16, 2018

Lynette Kay Baker, 72, went home to Heaven on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. She was born to the late Kenneth Baker and Lillian Baker on December 24, 1945 in Michigan City, IN.

Lynette graduated from New Buffalo High School, New Buffalo, MI, in 1964 and received a BA degree in Christian Education from Bob Jones University in 1968. She taught first grade for five years before returning to Bob Jones University in 1973 to serve on the student life staff until she retired in May 2011. Her positions there were residence hall supervisor, assistant dean of women and the last seventeen years as Dean of Women. Lynette enjoyed the students and the opportunity to serve.

She attended Heritage Bible Church, was a member of the Foothills Peacemaker’s Quilting Guild and volunteered at the Piedmont Women's Center.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Ted Robertson; one nephew, Mark Robertson (Cathy); two nieces, Andrea Taylor (Jonathan) and Karyn Bush (Matt); plus ten grand nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 21, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive.

A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive.

A committal service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, New Buffalo, MI at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Piedmont Women’s Center, P.O. Box 26866, Greenville, SC 29616.

Condolences may be made at


  • Kenneth L. Baker, Father
  • Lillian Kottsick Baker, Mother
  • Sally Robertson, Sister
  • Ted Robertson, Brother-in-law
  • Mark Robertson, Nephew
  • Cathy Robertson, Niece-in-law
  • Andrea Taylor, Niece
  • Jonathan Taylor, Nephew-in-law
  • Karyn Bush, Niece
  • Matt Bush, Nephew-in-law
  • Miss Baker is also survived by ten grand nieces and nephews.

  • Piedmont Women's Center


  • Visitation Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lynette Kay Baker

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Peace Center

May 21, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of Lynette’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We hope that you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

With deepest sympathy,

Your friends at The Peace Center

Belinda Porter

May 20, 2018

Lynette was a faithful and devoted volunteer at Piedmont Women's Center. When she came in to serve, she was always enthusiastic and willing to undertake any task. She blessed us and our clients. Her vitality, style and love for God and our clients made her a privilege to know. I learned much from Lynette about serving with joy and enjoying the journey.

Rachel Rogish

May 18, 2018

Miss Baker's humility and gracious spirit always impressed me, especially when I attended Bob Jones University. She was kind, friendly, and reflected Christlike care for all of her "girls" under her charge! She is safe with our Father in Heaven and may He abundantly comfort her family and loved ones during this time and in the days ahead. Miss Baker exemplified grace to those who needed guidance and reminders of God's truth - she showed that discipline is for the believer's good and was gentle in doing so. Eternity will show the immense impact Miss Baker had on my life and the lives of countless others!

Irene Clements

May 17, 2018

Miss Baker went out of her way to help me as a student. One year I ask my adviser if I could take a class that at that time no girls had ever taken. He did not know the answer so he took it to the secretary of the SAS. She did not know and she took it and us to the Dean of the SAS. He did not know and suggested that we ask the Dean of Women Miss Baker and called her right then. When she did not know she took it to the Committee. She personality got back with me and I was able to take the class. I found her personal touch again and again during my years at the University. I could take my little problems and ask her about them. She always would treat me with respect and kindness. I will miss her "Hello dear" greeting and wander how she could remember me and my name even years after my graduation. She will always be an example to me of Christ likeness.

Rita and Susan Dunn

May 17, 2018

"Aunt Lynette" was the sweetest and kindess person. We felt very privileged to know her and are thankful for her godly testimony. She was fun and even taught us to sew! She was a very dear and special person to us, and we will miss her so much. We will always love her, but are happy she is resting in Heaven.

Sue Cagley

May 17, 2018

I lived in Miss Baker's dorm 2 years, and she also served as assistant Dean of Women the years I attended BJU. I'm blessed to have been under her guidance during those years. She worked hard to see that we understood the value of a life committed to Jesus Christ, and that we moved closer to being that way ourselves.

Julie Washburn

May 17, 2018

Miss Baker was my dorm supervisor and the assistant dean of women while I was a student. She was always so kind and gracious. Her love for us was always obvious. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a joy to be around. For years after graduation, my husband and I would drop by her office any time we were in Greenville. She always welcomed us with open arms and cared deeply about us and what was going on with us. She will be deeply missed by all those who loved her!

Joy Anglea

May 17, 2018

What a gem of a godly lady! Always smiling, always pleasant, and surrendered to the Lord in all that she did. She was an example to so many of us at BJU. Heaven is glad to have her home.

Janet Jeffers

May 17, 2018

I remember Miss Baker when she came back to BJ to be dorm sup in Grace Haight. She always had a smile on her face and was a real encouragement to me and the other girls in the dorm. For many years after graduating, I would stop by to see her in the Admin Building, and she was never too busy to stop what she was doing and catch up on my news. I am thankful to have known her and be influenced by her godly example.

Carla Franklin/Kanger

May 16, 2018

She was our head Momma at Mary Gastons Dorm. The Bob Jones University days. She was always there for me ❤. Prayers of comfort to the family. RIH pretty lady .