Jean Baker

jean baker

September 9, 1950 ~ November 17, 2023

Born in: Nashville, TN
Resided in: West Nashville, TN

Laura Jean (Holladay) Baker, 73, went to be with Our Lord on November 17, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eunice Mae and Floyd Mac Holladay Sr., brothers, Floyd Mac Holladay Jr., and Harold Frank Holladay.

Jean is survived by her husband, Billy Baker of 54 years, three sons, Toby (Andrea), Todd (Swan Lin), and Casey (Michelle), 8 grandchildren, Kayla, Miller, Ava, Brooke, Ella, Leah, Addy, and Trenton. Survived by her siblings Jim (Sharon) Holladay and Carol (Rickey) McWright and nephew Keith (Melissa) Myers, along with other loving family members.

Jean was born and raised in Nashville, graduated from Cohn High School where she met her high school sweetheart. Billy and Jean were married on September 13, 1969, and settled in West Nashville where they raised 3 boys. Jean was a housewife and School Crossing Guard for 22 years. Jean loved to entertain friends and family, cook, and spend summers in Daytona Beach. Once the grandchildren came along and were old enough, she loved having them over and hosting sleepovers.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Alive Hospice. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, December 17th at Plantation Pub 8321 Sawyer Brown Road from 1PM-4PM.

Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, Nashville, TN. (615) 857-9955.  We proudly remain locally owned and operated.


Celebration of Life: December 17, 2023 1:00 pm - 12:00 am

Plantation Pub
8321 Sawyer Brown Road
Nashville, TN 37221

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  1. Aunt Jean, I love you! Billy, and the rest of the family I love you all, too! So much. I’m thanking the Lord for her amazingly gifted life and beautiful legacy. She’s someone that I can’t ever think about without smiling. You always knew you were loved when you were around Aunt Jean. She loved big and hard and will be so missed on earth. Her imprint on all her children was always so evident to me. I can’t wait to see her in heaven. I’m praying peace for you all and sending love and hugs. ❤️🙏🏽

  2. I’m so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Baker. It is very obvious how much she loved all of you and how much she was loved by you. Your family has all our prayers 🤍

  3. My family were next door neighbors of Jean & Billy on Comet Dr. She was always the happiest person I have ever seen. What a sweet lady she was. I’m sorry for Billy and the boys who have lost such a wonderful soul. God bless her family.

  4. Toby,
    We are sorry to hear the news of the passing of your mom. Our thoughts are with you & your family.
    Tammy & Chris Woods

  5. Billy and Toby I was so sorry to hear that Jean passed away. She was so sweet and made it a point to come and talk to me when I would see her. I remember her wonderful sweet potatoes from when we had Christmas lunch at Station 13 and I still make those for the holidays. Your family is in my prayers

  6. We are so sad to hear about Jean. She was the sweetest lady and always had a smile for everyone. Our deepest sympathy to Billy and her boys and their families. May you find comfort and peace with your precious memories. Prayers are being sent to all of your Family and Jean’s Friends. Terry and Jeanie Dixon

  7. Billy and family, with heavy hearts and wonderful memories we all want to say we are sad to hear about Laura’s/Jean’s passing. Thank you both for sharing your kind-hearted and joyful spirits with us. May the Lord bless your family during this difficult time, and may you hold on to her smile, light, and laughter. She is greatly missed.

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