Laurie Anders Baker, age 74, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2021. A long-time resident of New Orleans, LA and Jackson, MS she was born on August 1, 1946 in Magnolia, MS. She graduated from Magnolia High School and the University of Mississippi.
She was married to Ed Baker for 53 years and together they raised two children, living in New Orleans, Slidell, and then Jackson for many years, where they made many wonderful friends. Later, they moved back permanently to New Orleans, living in the French Quarter and embracing the wonderful atmosphere of the city and making new lifelong friendships.
Laurie loved art, music and especially traveling particularly to France to which she returned often always finding new ways to see and experience Paris. She was an avid painter focusing mainly on mixed media abstracts.
She was a thoughtful friend to many who enjoyed her sharp wit and she had an appreciation for the absurd. She did not suffer fools, but she was always there to listen and help when asked.
She was a devoted daughter to her mother Felice with whom she shared a love of reading. She was also a loving and supportive mother and grandmother called Lola whose favorite times were of shared trips, meals and laughter with her family. She spent her final days as she lived—surrounded by family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ed; children, Allison Baker Griner (Rob Griner) of Bethesda, Maryland; Brian Baker of New Orleans; and grandchildren, Andrew and Walter Griner of Bethesda, Maryland. Laurie will be sadly missed by her friends and family with whom she enjoyed many happy times.
A memorial service will be held in the near future in New Orleans.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. www.bcrf.org
Arrangements by L. A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.muhleisen.com