Merle "MiMi" Baker

September 5, 1947October 7, 2013

BAKER, Merle Bailey, “MiMi”, left us to be with the Lord on October 7, 2013. She was born in September of 1947, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and moved to Montgomery with her family in 1955. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and from Huntingdon College with degrees in Education, History and English and earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Troy State University. She taught school in Montgomery and Wetumpka and was employed at Albany International. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, her husband of 41 years, Royce Breallon Baker; son, Royce MacClellan “Mac” Baker ; mother, Betty Hallman; sister, Phyllis McCalman; nieces, Christy McCalman and Janie Grace Szoboszlay all of Montgomery; cousins, Mary (J. P. ) McLane, Peggy Peck and Becky (Allen) Brooks and their families of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; brother and sister-in-law, Randall and Rose Baker and their family as well as other loving extended family and friends in Montgomery, Elmore County and Missouri. She will especially be missed by her loving dogs, Bailey and Sam. Merle was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary Hinch; father, Wayne Williamson; step-father, Frank Bailey; brother-in-law, John McCalman and parents-in-law, Enoch Lavoy. “E.L.” and Daughtry Baker. Visitation will be on Friday, October 11, 2013, from 5 – 7 p.m., at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Alabama Heritage Funeral Home on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., with burial following in Alabama Heritage Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, attendant staff and hospice at Baptist Medical Center South for their loving and gentle care of MiMi. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to your favorite charity. Condolences may be offered at Alabama Heritage Directing.


  • Visitation Friday, October 11, 2013
  • Life Celebration Service Saturday, October 12, 2013

Merle "MiMi" Baker

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Tony Oswald

December 22, 2013

Im very sorry to hear about Mrs Bakers death. She was always very kind to me. I loved walking down to your business from my Dads business a few doors down back in the 80's to talk to Mrs Baker and Royce, and to play with Mac if he was around. Mr Baker was a great coach to me for baseball and Mrs Baker was always me and Macs biggest fan. Love all of you. Tony Oswald

Linda Murphy Bell Bass

October 13, 2013

Royce, I just found out today about Merle's death. I am so sorry I didn't even know she was sick. I talked to her about 7 months ago & she didn't mention being sick. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We always had so much fun in high school. I loved her like a sister and will miss her terribly.

Delilia Werner

October 12, 2013

Our hearts and prayers are with you Breallon and all the family. May you feel the Lord's comfort at this time.

Delores and John Nichols

October 12, 2013

So sorry to learn of Merle's passing. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May the love of friends and family help during this time of grief.

Brenda "BeBe" Robinson Hinton

October 11, 2013

WHS Class Of 1976 will forever be blessed for having such a beautiful woman and mentor in ours lives. Merle, will always have a special place in my heart!

Brenda "BeBe" Nobles Hinton

October 11, 2013

WHS Class of 1976 will forever remember this beautiful lady and mentor to many. You to this day have a special place in my heart!

Melissa Mauser

October 11, 2013

Mrs. Baker, You had a powerful and positive impact on so many. I was honored to have you in my life during high school and you helped shaped the person I am today!! Prayers, love and appreciation to the family during this difficult time! God bless you

Debra Fuller Capistran

October 11, 2013

Mrs. Baker will be missed. Your Family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless and may he bring you comfort.

Vanessa Futral

October 11, 2013

Loved Merle, she was such an inspiration to so many at W H S. Godspeed.

Vicki and Tony Owens

October 11, 2013

In 1976, the Wetumpka High School annual was dedicated to this beautiful lady and wonderful teacher. She was one of those teachers you never forget. Years go by and you lose touch, but the memory is always there.

Your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort each during this time.