SIKESTON - Bettie Mae Redd Baker, 76, died Aug. 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born Dec. 24, 1925, in Canalou, daughter of the late Frank and Lady Gale Johnson Moody, she was founder and operator of Redd's Family Daycare. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church since 1954, where she served as church secretary from 1978-1984, was vice president of the choir and also served as a missionary and on the board of trustees.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, five brothers and one sister.
Survivors include: seven sons, James Redd of Toledo, Ohio, Charles Redd of Irving, Texas, Alfred Redd of Greensboro, N.C., Jessie Redd, Wilbur Redd and Alvin Redd of Sikeston and Demegee Redd of Charleston; five daughters, Joann Redd of Houston, Texas, Janice Hughes of Memphis, Tenn., and Betty Williams, Patsy Townsend and Doris Redd of Sikeston; one sister, Alberta Gardner of Sikeston; one brother, D.B. Moody of St. Louis; and 30 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from noon Monday until service time at 1 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Sylvester Morgan will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Sparks Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.