Funeral services were held Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Jordan Hill M. B. Church in Carson, for Mrs. Della Louise Baker, 69, who died Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Rev. James Steele, pastor, officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Della Baker was born to the late Dovie Hathorne Funchess Sims and Elzy Funchess in Carson. She received her formal education at Carver High School in Bassfield. She joined Hollisday Creek M. B. Church and later attended Jordan Hill M. B. Church where she song in the choir.
She later moved to Expose, with Percy Daniels Sr. and joined St. John M. B. Church where she sang in the choir until she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mrs. Baker moved back home to be with family and friends.
Mrs. Della Baker started her first job at Sonic, she worked as a mail carrier and New Orleans Furniture for years. She last worked at Rutter Rex in Columbia. She enjoyed playing basketball, softball and fishing. She was preceded in death by husband, Lessie Ruth Baker and son, Perry Funches.
She is survived by her husband, Percy Daniels Sr.; one step-son, Percy Daniels Jr., two brothers, Willie C. Hathorne of Oakvale, and Elzy (Alice Ruth) Funches Jr. of Dave, Florida; three grandchildren, Denesha (Brushaid) Crosby of Hudson, Texas, Perrin (Jonita Brown) McGowan and Artavias McGowan of Gulfport; three great-grandchildren; three sister-in-laws; two brother-in-laws; many other relatives and friends and special friend, Debbie Williams.