Barbara Hudson Baker

Jan. 31, 1942-Sept. 7, 2020


Barbara Hudson Baker, 78, of Knoxville, went to be with her Lord, on Sept. 7, 2020.

Mrs. Hudson graduated from White County High School, in Sparta, in 1960, and was a member of Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church for over 40 years where she was an active member of the choir, FISH program, Sisters in Christ, the Willing Workers Circle, and Prayer Shawl Ministry.

She worked at Stokely Athletics, in sales, and at the University of Tennessee, in concessions. "Granny," as she was affectionately known by many, loved working with "her kids" at Neyland Stadium and Thompson-Boling Arena. She was also a successful sales representative for Mary Kay Cosmetics for 25 years and recently won outstanding sales award and courage award for strength of character and perseverance.

Mrs. Hudson was preceded in death by her husband, Maxey D. Baker; parents, Walter Hudson and Thelma Hudson Wallace; stepfather, Labe Wallace; and son, Brent Baker.

She is survived by her sons, Chris Harris and wife Stephanie, of Camden, South Carolina, Bryan Baker and wife Charlotte, of Memphis, TN; daughters, Brooke Baker, of Chattanooga, Merri B. Holt and husband Gary, of Knoxville; grandchildren, Garrett, Landon, and Jack Holt, of Knoxville, Kacee Michel and Brittany Harris, of Camden, South Carolina, Jonathan Baker (Crystal), Jeremy Baker (Mariah), and Maxey Baker, of Memphis; several great-grandchildren; and her cherished and loved dogs, Baxter and Abe.

A Celebration of Life will be planned later. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Hudson’s memory to Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church, 7234 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville Tennessee 37909 or to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville Tennessee 37909.

Arrangements by Cremation Options Inc., in Knoxville.  


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