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November 30, 1946 - April 22, 2021

Service Date: April 25, 2021

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Rufus James Baker November 30, 1946 – April 22, 2021 Rufus James Baker, 74 of Wilson passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Rex Edwards will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 – 8 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Rufus is survived by his loving wife, Ann Thomas Baker; son, Richard Baker and wife, Tracy of Wilson; granddaughter, Amber Baker Starks and husband, Colton of LaGrange; grandson, Alex James Baker of Wilson; great-granddaughter, Danielle Leigh Starks of LaGrange, and his sister, Florence McKeel of Rocky Mount. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Ada Baker; sisters, Ethel Forbes, Mildred Proctor, Britt Dean, and Ann Baker, and his brother, A.D. Baker. Flowers are welcome or consider memorials to Cornerstone FWB Church, 4673 Bell Road, Walstonburg, North Carolina 27888. Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at