Horace Baker was born March 1, 1937, in Hollywood, Florida, to the late Elder Cory and Mother Annie Baker.
He attended Dorsey High School in Miami, Florida. After high school, he enrolled at Cheney State University, where he studied Medical Technology. Afterward, he worked as a medical technologist at Mercy Douglas Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
Horace and his wife Sarah were the first African American family to move into the all-white Delmar Village community in Folcroft, PA. In 1963, they faced three years of constant terroristic harassment and racial violence while raising their two children. No longer willing to endure the physical and emotional stress of the racism directed at them, Horace decided to move his family to Mt. Airy, a quiet diverse community in Philadelphia where he resided until 1970. During the ensuing years of his life, Horace lived in various places, including Sojourn in Philadelphia, PA. Later in life, as his health began to decline, Horace moved into Garden Springs in Willow Grove, where he resided until his death. He loved art, dance, music, and tennis and enjoyed engaging in contemplative discussions.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Horace and Lillia Baker, Fate and Annie Pruitt, parents Elder Cory and Mother Annie Baker, and his brother Carlton. He leaves to cherish his memory siblings Emma Jackson, Oliver Baker, and Annette Lumpkins; children Dr. Terri Frelix (Clifford), and H. Alexander Baker (Valeria); grandchildren Dr. Alexander Stephens (Michelle), Kyle Baker, and Kendall Baker; great-grandchild Kelvin Stephens; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Anyone wishing to support the education of children in need may make donations to
Priest Lake Christian Academy
In Loving Memory of Horace Baker: https://www.priestlakechurch.org/give
Navigate to “Online Giving,”
click “See Fund,” then select the dropdown to “Academy Donations.”