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Agnes Yvonne Booker

January 27, 1928April 4, 2021
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Anges "Yvonne" Cross Baker

1928-2021

Born in Ripley, MS to George and Lillie Cross. She was the eldest of four children; Linda, Terrell, and Benton, who died at the age of 2. The family resides in Tiplersville, MS. Growing up her grandfather nicknamed her "Bull Frog". Yvonne, Mom, attended Falkner High School. She was eager to finish school and move to Memphis to enroll in business school. Graduating from there she started her career as a payroll clerk. Working for years for the Malco Corporation, which came with free movie passes! We were disappointed when that job ended due to being remodeled to house the Orpheum.

We believe her favorite place of employment was The Peabody Hotel where she was employed until the closing in 1975. The duck master at the time was Mr. Pembrooke. Mom worked at Julia Lewis's for several years and when it closed she decided to stay home and keep her grandson, Josh.

On the weekends, she could be seen at Memphis Motorsports Park selling admission tickets and helping her son-in-law Larry Sides.

For the last 25+ years, Yvonne, Mom, has worked at Judy's Beauty Salon as the receptionist. She made so many wonderful friends, it was a family atmosphere, where she looked forward to working. Yvonne likes to boast in our 25+ years, we never had a cross word and I would laughingly say no mam because you were always right! She was.

Our Mom and Dad lived in the same vicinity, playing together as children. His family moved away and he eventually enlisted in the Armed Forces. He was in Germany and she received mail from him and when his enlistment was up; they got married and started a family. Dad passed away in 1985.

Romance would once again find her, she had a long time relationship with Don, who made her laugh and feel special and she loved him dearly. One day, he didn't come back and she always wondered what happened to him.

Years after that, her neighbor introduced her to someone and they became friends and took trips together. On their Amtrack excursion to Vegas, they married in the Wedding Chapel. Butch was a wonderful person and the family cared deeply for him. A heart attack took him home to be with the Lord.

Mom was a lovely lady who loved flowers and pretty clothes.

"Momma, nothing and no one can compare to you. I am certain I will never be the same until I see you again. God says love is the greatest gift of all. Love is what you freely gave me unconditionally. Thank you for being my Mother."

With all my love, Kim

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Biography

Anges "Yvonne Cross Baker

1928-2021

Born in Ripley, MS to George and Lillie Cross. She was the eldest of four children; Linda, Terrell, and Benton, who died at the age of 2. The family resides in Tiplersville, MS. Growing up her grandfather nicknamed her "Bull Frog". Yvonne, Mom, attended Falkner High School. She was eager to finish school and move to Memphis to enroll in business school. Graduating from there she started her career as a payroll clerk. Working for years for the Malco Corporation, which came with free movie passes! We were disappointed when that job ended due to being remodeled to house the Orpheum.

We believe her favorite place of employment was The Peabody Hotel where she was employed until the closing in 1975. The duck master at the time was Mr. Pembrooke. Mom worked at Julia Lewis's for several years and when it closed she decided to stay home and keep her grandson, Josh.

On the weekends, she could be seen at Memphis Motorsports Park selling admission tickets and helping her son-in-law Larry Sides.

For the last 25+ years, Yvonne, Mom, has worked at Judy's Beauty Salon as the receptionist. She made so many wonderful friends, it was a family atmosphere, where she looked forward to working. Yvonne likes to boast in our 25+ years, we never had a cross word and I would laughingly say no mam because you were always right! She was.

Our Mom and Dad lived in the same vicinity, playing together as children. His family moved away and he eventually enlisted in the Armed Forces. He was in Germany and she received mail from him and when his enlistment was up; they got married and started a family. Dad passed away in 1985.

Romance would once again find her, she had a long time relationship with Don, who made her laugh and feel special and she loved him dearly. One day, he didn't come back and she always wondered what happened to him.

Years after that, her neighbor introduced her to someone and they became friends and took trips together. On their Amtrack excursion to Vegas, they married in the Wedding Chapel. Butch was a wonderful person and the family cared deeply for him. A heart attack took him home to be with the Lord.

Mom was a lovely lady who loved flowers and pretty clothes.

"Momma, nothing and no one can compare to you. I am certain I will never be the same until I see you again. God says love is the greatest gift of all. Love is what you freely gave me unconditionally. Thank you for being my Mother."

With all my love, Kim