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Paulette  McCrary Baker

Paulette McCrary Baker

Tuesday, March 24th, 1964 - Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
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A Life of Love and Service to Others

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. (Jeremiah 1:5)

On March 24, 1964, Paulette Elaine Baker (Ah’biyah Bayt Israel) entered this life as the fourth child of six children born to Willie and Annie McCrary in Huntsville, Alabama.

Paulette’s early years were spent with her devoted parents and siblings in Huntsville, Alabama. She graduated from JO Johnson High School in 1982. She later attended JF Drake State Community and Technical College where she obtained her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree. Her life’s ministry was to take care of her patients which many times included her family and friends. She was a very skilled and devoted nurse and caretaker for over 30 years. When her mother became ill, Paulette selflessly retired from nursing and taking care of others to become a fulltime loving and nurturing caregiver to her mother.

Paulette found a new passion for taking care of people by nourishing their bodies. As a self-taught Raw Chef, she prepared tasty wholesome and healthy meals. She enjoyed sharing this innovative dietary lifestyle on how to eat healthy with her family, local churches and community. People from miles around came to buy and taste her delicious raw food creations from the Green Market in Huntsville, Alabama.

He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord (Prov 18:22)

To Ah’biyah (Paulette), no experience compared with that of being a wife and mother. In the summer of 1975, at the age of 12, Paulette met her soulmate Jeffery Earl Baker (Ya’Aziel), a scrappy kid from Chicago. Jeff and Paulette’s romance progressed over long talks on her parent’s front porch, walks “around the corner” and then Jeff finally made it in to sit on the couch.

Jeff and Paulette were married on May 6th, 1983. With her “Groom” at her side; with him as her rock and support for 45 years together (38 years in marriage), their union was the beginning of a life’s journey of unconditional love. They were a testament as to why Yah created marriage for the good of mankind. Ya’Aziel, remembers his loving wife, friend and companion as a “servant” to others. He also says that not only “would she take care of her patients, but she would also feed them too”.

Their happy union was blessed with two beautiful children: Jeffery Dearco Baker (YermiYah Bayt Isreal) and Gabrielle Marie Baker (Atarah Bayt Israel). Yermi and Atarah could call on their mother anytime seeking support and wise counsel because they knew their mother would tell them “like it is”. She held nothing back because she loved them with an everlasting love as only a mother could. Life became complete when Ah’biyah became a grandmother to 5 (soon to be 6) grandchildren. Her grandchildren who affectionately call her “Granny” brought new joy and purpose into her life.

Her daughter, Gabby, remembers her as a “strong woman, a fighter who fought through anything whether it be sickness or conflict.” Always the rock and cornerstone of the family, Ah’biyah gave her real-life counsel on issues like relationships, jobs, and was a strong female role model to not only her family, but to whomever she met. Gabby went on to say that “she always had an answer, whether I agreed with it or not”.

For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth. Deuteronomy 14:2

During a season of devout prayer, biblical and historical studies; Jeff and Paulette were led to the Hebrew Israelite faith. During this spiritual and cultural transformation, they renewed and dedicated their lives to Yahweh and changed their names to “Yah’Aziel Bayt Israel” and “Ah’biyah Bayt Israel” to reflect their new way of life. This spiritual journey led them to establish the Hebrew Israelite tabernacle “Beit Miqra Yahwah” (House of the Called-Out Ones) in Huntsville, Alabama.

Ah’biyah will be remembered by friends and family for her brutal but transparent honesty. She was a dynamic family leader who always demanded the best of herself and others. She was always fully present, humble, introspective, a thoughtful spiritual advisor, confidant and friend.


Ah’biyah is predeceased by her mother, Annie T. McCrary, brother, Larry L. Cole, and brother-in-law, Craig C. Wilson.

Ah’biyah is survived by her devoted and loving husband of thirty-eight years, Yah’Aziel Bayt Israel.

She is survived and lovingly missed by her two children: her loving son Yermiyahu Bayt Israel, and devoted daughter Atarah Bayt Israel.

Her five beloved grandchildren: Malika Baker, T’zadahk Baker, Zachariah Baker, Natalia Baker, and Alexandria Baker.

She is also survived by her father Willie T. McCrary (Ann) of Huntsville, AL; Brothers, Eric E. McCrary (Donna) of Huntsville, AL, and Niron W. McCrary (Annette) of Jacksonville, FL; Sisters, Derita D. Vasser (Otis) of Birmingham, AL, and Rhonda L. Wilson of Brooklyn, NY.

Mother-in-Law Emah Haggie, Brother and sisters-in-law, Obadiah Israel, Mary Bell, Ysreallah Israel, Denise Baker, Cecily Baker, Althea Israel.

God mother Patricia Riddick; God sister Shellie “Tiki” Harris, Stacy Brewton and many more.
A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and extended family. Best friends, Debra Mays and Belinda Woods.

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)

The profound lesson that Ah’biyah leaves with us, is her example of strength and love of family. In spite of recent challenges she experienced especially towards the end of her life when she could not communicate in the way she wanted, her light still shone through.

Larger than the sorrow we all feel is the light of her life’s legacy. The light represented by each person who was touched by her is living, breathing proof that this world was made better because of her life. Keep walking in her loving Spirit and Light.

Witty, Classy, Fashionable, Strong, Graceful, Spirited, Bold, and forever Faithful. Ah’biyah’s faith, strength and conviction assures a place for her in God’s New Jerusalem. Rest Well Ah’biyah Bayt Israel,

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith (2 Timothy 4:7)


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The family of Ah’biyah Bayt Israel would like to thank Beit Miqra Yaweh Tabernacle for your prayers, loving support and expressions of sympathy during this time. Your kindness and love will always be remembered. We are gratefully extend our appreciation for their dedicated and expert medical care provided by the medical personnel of the Huntsville Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 30th, 2021 | 5:15pm - 7:15pm
    When
    Saturday, January 30th, 2021 5:15pm - 7:15pm
    Location
    Serenity Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    2505 University Drive NW
    HUNTSVILLE, AL 35816
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Mask are required to be worn.
  • Service

    Sunday, January 31st, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, January 31st, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Oakwood Memorial Gardens
    Address
    7000 Adventist Blvd NW
    HUNTSVILLE, AL 35896
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Graveside Service
    Masks are required to be worn.
    Officiant
    Elder Eric McCrary

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Dondrell Whitman

Posted at 10:57am
Praying God’s comfort, and, strength for the Baker and McCrary family, during your season of grief, and thanking Him for the gift from God (in the form of our cousin Ms. Paulette McCrary Baker ) thanking Him for the many lives that was touched and impacted by her infectious smile and love she exemplified toward family and friends
She will truly be missed but never forgotten!!!
And we’re praying consistently with you and for you for God’s continual comfort for you!!!

We love you family
Tremendously!!!
Dondrell and Priscilla Whitman

Sherrie Lemons

Posted at 08:48am
So sorry for the loss of this Beautiful Angel. Praying that God continues to comfort the family and friends. Such a caring, loving women of God. It is possible to love someone from a distance, her spirit, essence made it so. We’ll sit on that Heavenly Deck, sip tea, enjoy all of Gods wonders, rest, see ya when God says so.
AW

Anne Whitaker

Posted at 02:54pm
Very sorry for the loss. Paulette was such a wonderful person who will be missed. Just know God is still in control so just call on Him in this time of sorrow.
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