Eva Baker, age 79, of Bristol, VA passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at her residence with family by her side.  She was born July 22, 1942 in Pardee, VA, a daughter of James and Elizabeth Hamilton, and has lived in the Bristol area since 1966.  She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist of Bristol, VA.  She loved her church family and enjoyed her friends.  She enjoyed dining with her friends at McDonalds on Lee Highway, Cracker Barrell, Perkins, and Food City Deli on Bonham Road.  Mrs. Baker was a captain of her cheerleading team, former Miss Pound Virginia, Homecoming Queen of Pound High School.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Jack Baker; brothers, Earl Hamilton, Jimmy Hamilton; sisters, Nancy Bates, Geneva Bates, Liz Falin, Barbara Bolling, Fee Oliver and Betty Gambill.  Survivors include her son, Gregory Baker and wife Kimberly of Bristol, VA; grandson, Brandon Baker of Bristol, TN and fiancé Katelyn Taylor and son Jaxon of Elizabethton, TN; and sibling, Dale Hamilton of Oak Ridge, TN.

A special thank you to Randy Lockhart, who loved her like a second mother, for his friendship and care shown to her through the years.  The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Matthew Gestaut and the staff of the Nicewonder Cancer Center, nurses and staff of the infusion center, and the staff of the Ballad Hospice House for their loving care.

The funeral service will be held 7:00 pm, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Gethsemane Baptist of Bristol, VA with Pastor Jerry Russell officiating.  The burial will be held 12:00 pm, Wednesday in Baker Cemetery, Birchfield Rd, Pound, Va. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Gethsemane Baptist Church of Bristol, Va. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:45 prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gethsemane Baptist Church, 400 Old Airport Road, Bristol, VA 24201.

Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.