Lera Jean Baker Money

February 12, 1931April 21, 2019

Lera Jean Baker Money, 88, formerly of Lake Cherokee went home to be with The Lord on April 21, 2019 in Rowlett, TX. She was born February 12, 1931 in Marquez, Leon County, Texas to Eliot and Mae Bell Evans Baker. She married Leo Elvin Money and he preceded her in death in Sept. of 1991. Before Leo’s passing, they spent several years in Alaska. While he worked on the pipeline, she went to work for the Alaska State Troopers and worked as a dispatcher as well as a trooper. While her son Jesse was in school, she was active in Boy Scouts, PTA, baseball, and band boosters. She was always involved in caring for others, taking those in need something made with love from her kitchen, and was always an active member of her church, Lakeview Baptist, where she served in the Senior Adult Ministries. She served as an insurance adjustor for Crawford and Co. for several years until her retirement in 1996. She is survived by her son, Jesse Money and his wife Crystal of Heath, TX; grandchildren, Joshua Money of Carthage, Angelica Money of Heath, Janae Money of Heath and Rose Money of Heath; one great grandchild, Kazmin Money of Carthage. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Leo. A time of visitation with her family will be held at Lakeview Funeral Home, 5000 West Harrison Road, Longview, TX, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. Services to Celebrate Jean’s Life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Lakeview Baptist Church, 10522 FM 2011, Longview, TX 75603, with Rev. Ted White officiating. Committal Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, 5000 West Harrison Rd. Longview, TX.


  • Jesse Money, Son
  • Crystal Money, Jesse's Wife
  • Joshua Money, Grandson
  • Angelica Money, Granddaughter
  • Janae Money, Granddaughter
  • Rose Money, Granddaughter
  • Kazmin Money, Great Grandchild
  • She is preceded in death by her parents, Eliot and Mae Bell Evans Baker and her husband Leo Money


  • A Time of Visitation with Her Family Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  • A Celebration of Her Life Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Lera Jean Baker Money

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