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Amy Elizabeth (Mathis) Baker - August 31, 2013
Amy Elizabeth (Mathis) Baker, 42, passed away Saturday August 31, 2013 at 
St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born February 8, 1971 to Don and Jackie Mathis. She was a beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend to many. She was a faithful servant who was a cherished member of the First United Methodist Church of Paragould. Amy was passionate about her children, family, church family, and enjoyed cooking for all of them.

Amy was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Leonard and Violet Brogdon; paternal grandparents Ben and Faye Mathis, Sr. 

She is survived by her loving husband, Leonard Baker, Jr., three wonderful children, Mollee, 18, Olivia and Samuel, both 13, all of the home. Amy is also survived by her loving mother, Jackie Mathis of Paragould; loving father, Don Mathis of Sikeston,Mo; father in law and mother in law, Dick and Hazel Baker of Brookland, AR; sister and brother in law, Andrea and Robert Dunlap of Springdale, AR; sister in law and brother in law, Sherry and Shane Dowless of Joneboro, AR; maternal aunts and uncles, Peggy and Dillman Cothren, Vicki and Ron Craig, Charles and Janie Brogdon, and Frank Brogdon all of Paragould; paternal aunt May Mooney of Cleveland OH ; paternal uncles, Ben Mathis, Jr. and Bill Mathis of Paragould. Amy was a loving aunt to her nieces and nephews, Graci, Alex, and Phoebe Dunlap, Nakita Jordan, and Jessica Wade. She leaves behind countless cousins and close friends.

The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Phillips Funeral Home. Services will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Phillips Funeral Home chapel with John Fleming and Jeff Weaver officiating. Burial will follow at the Shiloh Cemetery. Paul Kuntze, Luke Cook, Doug Passmore, Robert Thompson, King Benson, and Clint Beliew will be serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Dowless and Tommy McDaniel.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. We loved Amy and she did such a wonderful job for us at Home Health Professionals and Hospice. It's not only a great loss for Leonard and his children but also for EVERYONE that worked with Amy.

Bernard Raley


Jackie, my heart breaks for you and your family. No words are comforting enough. I am sorry for your loss and pray for comfort, peace, and strength through God's grace in the coming days for all of you. Amy was a beautiful lady and a pleasure to know. 
I love you friend!

Janie Hudson

Jackie, I am so sorry for your loss! I cannot imagine your grief! My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your 
family during this difficult time.

Linda Pridmore


 I have many fond memories of Amy. She was always a friend you could count on. When I spoke with her a month or two, she had suggested we get together and meet for lunch. I'm very saddened that we never did. Amy was very intelligent growing up and loved to cook even as a teen. She always spoke fondly of her kids, sister, and nieces and nephews. I will always regret not carrying out our get together plans, but I'll cherish our memories growing up.  
I'm praying for God to please provide comfort for Amy's family in this time of loss.  

Wendy French Puryear

 Deepest sympathy to Amy's family. She was a great woman and friend. I hold my memories of her dear and I am so blessed to have been touched by her in my life. All the Angels in Heaven are rejoicing, a child has come Home.  
God Bless you all.

Debbie West


Our hearts are heavy to hear about the loss of Amy. We are holding you all in hearts at such a sad time.  
Love to all of you.

Casey and Julie Coplen


My deepest sympathy to the family of Amy. She was always so kind & caring. I pray that God now wraps his loving arms around everyone hurting & provides strength in the days ahead.

Tracy Pillow


Jackie, I am so sorry to hear about Amy. My heart goes out to you and your family. My prayers are with all of you. God Bless and be with you.

Sharon Gist

Amy was a classmate and wonderful person with a servant's heart. "He who shall exalt himself shall be humbled and he who humbles himself shall be exalted." Amy is being exalted now. God bless you and your family!

Melanie Heath Posey

Deepest sympathy to all the family. Melissa Gramling & Family
 I am a friend of Amy's sister, Andrea. I know how much Andrea loved her sister. I have the entire family in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. 

DeAnna Boren 

 Jackie, I'm so sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family 

Maribeth Snow


The family request that donations please be made to Phillips Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
Andrea and family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We pray for God's love and strength to be especially felt during this time.

David & Erica Bardeau
Don and Jackie, words can't express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. I know how special she was to you. Please know that my prayers are with you during this time. Love you.

Gina Taylor
Leonard, I am so sorry to hear about Amy, I only found out today. God's Peace be with you and the children. I will keep you all in my prayers and may GOD comfort all of you. If I can do anything please let me know.  
Love Aunt Linda

Linda (Andrews) Reed


Jackie, There are no words to express how sorry I am in the loss of your precious daughter. As you know I lost my son in January of this year, and my only words of wisdom is to cling to Jesus. We mothers are not supposed to bury our babies no matter their age. I am here for you anytime. 

Love you, Sherry Rickard


 Leonard and Jackie, 
I am saddened to hear about Amy's passing. Amy's love and acceptance of me from the start was the conduit to many wonderful memories. Jackie she was a great reflection of you, which made her an incredible mother. 
Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”

Marvel May

Jackie & family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I only heard yesterday. May God embrace all of you in his loving arms and comfort you as no other can do. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. 

Friends always, Donna Eaton