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Laura Sue Baker

May 20, 1944 - February 10, 2021

Laura Sue Baker a longtime resident of McKinney, Texas passed away February 10, 2021 at the age of 76.  She was born on May 20, 1944 to Jasper Nelson and Lavenia (Pippin) Nelson in McKinney.  Laura was a graduate of Plano High School in Plano, Texas.  At 18 years of age, she started her working career at Harrington Drug Store in Plano, Texas.  Laura later worked at various Day Care Centers.  She married the late Jerry Lynn Baker on May 16, 1963 in McKinney.  Laura was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister to her family.  She attended Kings Trail Cowboy Church in Whitewright, Texas.

Laura is survived by her son, Forrest Lee Baker and wife, Sondra of Anna, Texas; daughters, Teresa Savell and husband, Allen of Allen, Texas and Kimberly Ellis and husband, Billy of McKinney, Texas, grandchildren, Ashley Dean, Shannon Savell, Nikki Savell, Jordan Baker, Melissa Ellis, B.J. Ellis, and Stephen Ellis; thirteen great-grandchildren, brothers, Larry Nelson of McKinney, Texas and Kenneth Nelson and wife, Marian of Fort Worth, Texas; numerous other loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jasper and Lavenia Nelson and husband, Jerry Lynn Baker.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only 100 guests will be allowed to attend the funeral service.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  The service will also be live streamed at on Laura’s obituary page by clicking on the following link:  After the service, the recorded live steam will be available for viewing at the same link location.

Should the maximum number of guests be reached, those who would like to honor Laura and show their support to her family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

Interment is to follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, Texas.  Anyone attending the graveside is to maintain social distancing or may remain in their vehicle.

A “come and go” visitation will be held from Friday afternoon 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, in Allen.  Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing and masks will be required.



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Laura was always such a sweet kind & loving person. So sorry about your Mom. Sending love from our family to Teresa, Kim, Lee & all your family Debbie Ledbetter, February 13, 2021 Thoughts and prayers for the Baker family. Emily Yearsley sends her condolences, due to living and working out of state she could not attend services. Tom McCloud / Kelsea Malone, February 13, 2021 Prayers and much love out to y’all Michael and Jodi Brown, February 13, 2021 My thoughts and prayers are with all of our family. Sue Baker, February 11, 2021 Lee, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You and your family are always in my prayers. Angie Bishop, February 11, 2021 My sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers of peace and comfort are with you! Praying at Jesus and his angles will touch your broken hearts during this difficult time and the days to come. Huge hugs, lots of love and support with prayers! Blessings, Brigitte
B Hudson, February 11, 2021 May the Lord bless you in this difficult time. We love you!
The Kilpatrick Family , February 11, 2021
Laura was such a sweet and funny woman! I've known her family since I was a kid. She treated me like another grandkid and she'll be truly missed! So sorry for the family's loss. I love y'all! Xoxo Lacy Galvan, February 10, 2021