Jo Ann Sears Baker passed away on May 26th, 2020 in Amarillo, TX. Visitation will be at Bykota Baptist Church on May 30th from 10-10:45 am, services to follow at 11 am. Officiating Pastor is Lenvell Tisdale of Bykota Baptist Church. Graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery following the funeral.
Jo Ann was born in Wellington, TX on June 10, 1939 to Ada and Isaac (Shorty) Sears. They moved to Amarillo, when she was six, and attended Amarillo High School. She worked as a teacher’s aide for AISD while raising her two children, Rickey and Debbie, before marrying her husband of 47 years, Robert Baker, on November 26, 1972. She worked at Cloth World’s general office for many years before becoming a full-time wife, mother, and grandmother. Jo Ann was active in her church community and was a member of Bushland Baptist Church, where she played the organ, the piano, and taught Vacation Bible School. Later they changed to Bykota Baptist, where they have been members for the past 15 years.
Jo Ann had a passion for singing and loved to travel with Bobby to different gospel concerts. Among her favorites were The Gaither’s and The Cathedral’s. She loved attending all of her grand kids and great-grand kids sporting and clogging events, but always preferred when they played indoors. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, and we will all miss her terribly.
Jo Ann is preceded in death by parents; I.N. and Ada Sears, Son; Rickey Howell, and son in law; Steve Webb.
Survived by husband; Robert Baker, daughter; Debbie Webb, grandchildren; Maranda Frye and husband Robbie, Jennifer Webb, and Michael Webb and wife Krystal, all of Amarillo. As well as five great-grandchildren; Ryan, Blake, Hunter, Ireland and Rylie 2 great-great-grandchildren; Mollie and Aiden.