Syble LaRue Black Baker

January 5, 1937February 19, 2021

Syble LaRue Black was born on January 5, 1937 to William Floyd Black and Velma Lee Caffey-Black. She went home to Heaven to be with her Lord on February 19, 2021. She passed peacefully in her home, on the farm that she loved and raised her family on.

In 1957, she married Boyd Wayne Baker and became Mrs. Syble Baker for 63 and a half years, the rest of her life. They first settled in Oklahoma City, and later Choctaw for the early years.

In 1967, she and her husband bought a 160-acre farm in Shawnee where they raised their kids and remained the rest of their life.

In 1999, she retired from a 25-year career as book keeper and co-manager of the Five Star Milling Co. Feed Store in Tecumseh, OK. She became the expert on garden seed and planting advice. She loved her customers and very much enjoyed the conversations they had until her retirement. And oh by the way, her books balanced to the penny for all the years.

After retirement, she and her husband designed and built a new home to retire in. With the help of the family, they completed it in 2007. She had a long and blessed life with lots of family and lots of precious memories. She loved her Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart and spoke of it often. Anyone who knew her, knew how strongly believed in the power of prayer, and how she loved her Lord. At the age of 84, she went to be with her Lord and spoke often of looking forward to her new permanent home in Heaven.

She was preceded in death by both her parents Floyd and Velma Black, and one sister, Carolyn May.

She is survived by her husband, Boyd Wayne Baker of the home, 2 sisters, Pat Black of Bethany, and Billey Bailey and husband Steve of Arcadia. Her daughter Jaurita Lee of Shawnee, her son Peyton W. “Sonny” Baker and wife Nancy of Shawnee. Son Byron Baker and wife Lynda of Seminole. Twin daughters and their husbands, Darlene and Dennis Nelms, and Sharlene and James “Bud” Jenks, all of Shawnee. Seven grandchildren, Nicholas Lee and wife Bethany, Brandon Lee and wife Amanda, James Baker, Dennis “Kary” Nelms and wife Heather. Kara Nelms and partner Robert Bloom, Curtis Abernathy, Brittany Abernathy. She was blessed with additional grandchildren Sara, Danielle, Nicole, Carl, Michael, Faydra and Jeremy and their families, and many nieces and nephews.


  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021


Syble LaRue Black Baker

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Jaurita Lee

February 26, 2021

Mom, i was your oldest, the “Big Sister”, like Aunt Billey. We learned to cook together, we took care of all the little ones together, we canned garden vegetables together, And we held down the fort while Dad was gone out on the road for all the years. And some how, with Sonny & Byron, we all managed the farm & the animals during those years. Then we all started growing up, getting married, and leaving the farm. I was blessed to have two little flower girls right there (as many of my cousins were able to have twin flower girls!), to grace the many family weddings this big family had! Then they grew up & got married! And your life began to be filled with grandkids, and still you cooked, and gardened, and life just kept staying busy. I wish you had gotten to see more of the world, but now you have a birds-eye view, and see & travel the whole world. We were blessed to have 84 years & we are missing you dearly! Until we see each other again, remember how much I love you! We all loved you so much & enjoyed doing things with you & for you & Dad all the years. See you soon, Mom, Love you! 💖

Billye Bailey

February 23, 2021

Syble, my “Big Sister” was a beautiful lady. When I was little, our mom gave her the “job” of watching me. I was a runner and never where I was supposed to be. Not a good job, but we both survived! Syble raised a wonderful family and was a great wife to Wayne. She will be missed. She went to sleep at home and woke up in Heaven. It doesn’t get any better than that!!