Willie Baines

Willie Vaughn Baines, 75, of Waco, went to be with his Savior Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at a local care facility with his family surrounding him with love. A memorial service in his honor will be held 2pm, Saturday, August 3rd, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Drive, Waco. A reception will follow the service at 1924 Mahalia Drive, Waco, 76705.

Willie Vaughn Baines was born to the parentage of Mr. and Mrs. Lemon Baines in Fulton, KY on November 28, 1937. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, TN in 1955. Soon after graduation, he joined the United States Air Force. While serving in the military, he met, and later married, Miss Lovie Willis. "Baines" was a master comedian, fashion stylist, a life professor, a financier, and an extraordinary man. He was also quiet and reserved, but his character and presence spoke volumes of their own. His joking spirit, stylish ways, love, and compassion will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kenneth Baines; and brother, Louis Baines.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Mrs. Lovie Baines, with whom he leaves his precious memories; three daughters, Sabrina Whiteside of Red Oak, Cathy Middleton and husband Jimmy of Waco, Bridgette Peay and husband Christian of Allen; two brothers, Gene Baines of Chicago, IL, and Lemon Baines and wife Theresa of Aurora, CO; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and numerous other special family members and friends.

The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, as they have helped increase our faith. Your kind words have encouraged our hearts. Your presence has helped us to maintain our strength.

Special thanks to Catherine Ransom, Gregory "Pig" Ransom, Bluebonnett Hospice Staff, and Lakeshore Village Health Center.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Anthony/Wendy/Eric & Erin Bell

    Family. we all have suffered a great loss with the passing of Uncle Baines. Our hearts are heavy, but the joy of his memory brings a smile to ours faces. Know that we are here for you and we love you…for "Weeping my endure for the night, but JOY cometh in the morning"..Love YA!!

  2. May God stengthen and sustain you day by day.
    Love, Audra.

  3. Willie you will always be missed as a friend and a brother-n-law I will never forget the backyard talks entertaining and unforgettable may God bless you.

  4. I love you Uncle Baines. I will miss your smile,laugh and caring ways and Chubby finally let me cross the street. Love BT

  5. My Daddy! MyDaddy! Wow I’m gonna really miss him. There will never be another man as great as he was, he loved his family and his family loved him,he taught his girls how to be independent and to go after our dreams. He was a great provider , protector and a friend. He was a great husband to our mother she didn’t want for nothing as well as his girls. I will miss all the jokes and pranks he told and did which if you knew him they were some "lies" but he would say they wasn’t. It was so hard for me to accept his illness and to see him go through it but as the days go by I realized that he won’t have to suffer anymore and that he is in a better place on the other side. May he rest in peace until we meet again. Cathy aka Duckie, or Sister Duck as he would call me!!!!!

  6. To My Family ,
    God loves you and He cares for us all. It states in His Word " Lift up thine eyes to the hills, from whence cometh our help for our help cometh from the Lord that made heaven and earth. In the minutes,hours and days to come.God will send a Comforter to provide peace and ease the pain . Let us also lean on one another because a FAMILY THAT PRAYS TOGETHER ,STAYS TOGETHER .
    Dad I will miss the conversations that we shared and wisdom that you gave. The respect that I have for you and the evidence of the devoted love and care that you gave the family, will always be remembered. Rest assure that I will always take very good care of your baby girl (Bridgett).
    Your Son in Law ,
    Christian Peay

  7. Clarence(BaBa) & Patricia Ealy

    I know you loved him, but most important Baines knew you loved him. I can also tell you it is O.K. for you to cry because Jesus Christ wept for Lazarus. But knowing Baines, he would want you to celebrate. We will keep you in our prayers.

  8. PaPa , You are my EVERYTHING !!!! I love you and will miss you like crazy . You did alot for me and I really Appreciate All That You’ve Done. But I know your in a better place Riding your motorcycle on the Golden Streets of Heaven smiling down on Me. I will never forget your smile ,laugh everything about you . Even though you are not here your spirit remains. All of our Memories will never be Forgotten. PaPa I love you So Much ! See you in the after life.
    Forever Love You,
    Your favorite granddaughter, Your Pissy, That’s PAPA baby, Dominique

  9. Wow…this is so hard for me!! We shared sooo many good memories.For over 50 years he was my brother inlaw but more like a big brother to me. He will be in my heart forever.He was my Baines and I was his Chubby Checker. All my love to family and friends!!

  10. Kanesha & Niylah Robinson

    Family my heart is heavy at the loss of Uncle Baines but God makes no mistakes and I know he is in a better place with no pain & suffering. Until we meet again Rest In Paradise Uncle Baines!

  11. Marcus and Tracie Greene

    Our prayers are with you during the difficult time. We pray that God’s love embraces and strengthens your family as you remember his legacy left to you. God hears you and is here to comfort you and bring you peace. Hold tight to each other and allow God’s love to shine through this storm.

  12. Marcus and Tracie Greene

    Our prayers are with you during the difficult time. We pray that God’s love embraces and strengthens your family as you remember his legacy left to you. God hears you and is here to comfort you and bring you peace. Hold tight to each other and allow God’s love to shine through this storm.

  13. My brother Chris and my beautiful big sister B…I love you both with all my heart and no matter what I am here for you always…GIVE GOD ALL your burdens and heartache and watch him work…IN ALL THINGS GIVE HIM PRAISE…please give MOM and DOMINIQUE kisses for me and as always I will keep you all lifted in prayer .. I love you all and I’ll see you soon.

  14. My prayers and comforting thoughts go out to you and your family B! You and Chris hold tight to Gods hand and don’t let go! Bless y’all and I’m here if you need anything.

    Ray "Shoe"

  15. Extending deep and heart felt sympathy to the entire Baines family.

  16. To The Baines Family:

    Climbing The Stairway To Heaven

    Matthew 5:4

  17. To The Baines Family:

    Matthew 5:4

  18. Hello Family my thoughts and prayers are with you all, Baines was a great father and husband and will be missed very much. Hold your Heads High and Keep the faith GOD is going to get you through this as he has before. Love Always

  19. Family, I know this is not easy seek God for comfort & understanding. Know that he makes no mistakes and Believe Baines is in a much better place he doesn’t have to suffer any longer!! I love you All & hate to see you all hurting. I pray that God brings your family closer.

  20. The Crear Family- J, Christel, & Jacey

    To Bridgett and Family:
    "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4

    We are praying for your peace and comfort during this time, Please know that we are only a phone call/text away when you need us! Much love!

  21. Baines is more than just my bro-n-law he was just like a Big Brother. We shared a lot of laughs a lot of quiet & serious talks. I will always remeber the good times.

  22. Bridgette,

    Please know that you and your family are truly in my thoughts and prayers! May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead!

    Love you dearly!

  23. Thank you lord for the life well lived, the many, many memories, and the legacy. I pray blessings of comfort and peace to those that will feel the void of this loss. I pray that we will Trust God with that we don’t understand, and know He does ALL things well, even in a time like such. Be Blessed

  24. Pearlie Jenkins

    Mr. BAINES, I love you and your family you are so missed. Kind hearted man with a million dollar Smile .

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