Manuel Levell Baker, son of the late Joseph and Roxie
Baker, entered this life on November 14., 1914, in Prince Edward
County, Virginia, one of fourteen children born of this
Manuel was educated in Prince Edward County Public
Schools and, at a young age, moved to Washington, D.C.,
where he furthered his education and career. He joined the
Federal Aviation Administration, working at Washington
National Airport until his retirement in 1976.
While employed at National Airport, he met and fell in love with Ida Watties.
On April 18, 1964, the two were joined together in Holy matrimony. They remained
a devoted and committed couple until she went on to her eternal rest
in April 1985. After his employment with the FAA, Manuel and his wife moved back to his
hometown of Prince Edward County, Virginia, where he settled into retirement
in Cullen, Virginia. Even during his sojourn in D.C., Manual remained a member
of Triumph Baptist Church and would occasionally return home to attend
services and special events. A er his retirement, Manuel joined the Men’s Chorus
and the Senior Choir, serving faithfully until failing health prevented him.
Manuel loved the Lord and loved his family. He was a prankster, loved to joke
and make people laugh, He tried to remain positive no matter what he was going
through. He loved to have a good time with friends and family. On many
giving evenings, he could be found in the basement of a relative’s home playing
bid whist or tunk until the wee morning hours.
On August 23, 2020, at his beloved home in Cullen, Virginia, Manuel entered
into his eternal rest.
Left to cherish his memory are two sisters, Lillie Baker and Anna Lindsay, both
of Washington, D.C., and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
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