Jo Ann Weaver Baker

Published 11:33 am Monday, October 22, 2012

Jo Ann Weaver Baker

Vestavia Hills

Jo Ann Weaver Baker, of Vestavia Hills, died Oct. 21, 2012, at home after a five year battle with Ovarian Cancer.

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Born in Birmingham on Feb. 14, 1948, to Noah Ottice and Ila Mae Weaver, Jo Ann was a lifetime student and teacher. She received her undergraduate degree from Jacksonville State University, master’s degree from the University of Montevallo and master’s degree from the University of Alabama. She was a teacher in the Shelby County School system for 27 years. She taught at Vincent High School, AREA Vocational School in Columbiana and Thompson High School. Jo Ann retired from teaching in 2000. Upon retirement she went on to sell real estate for ReMax Advantage.

Jo Ann is survived by her husband, Donald M. Baker; son, Christopher R. Warren (Catherine); three grandchildren, Elise, Max and Reese; step-son, Jeff Baker; step-grandchildren, Sommer, Jeffrey and Sarah; and many other relatives and close friends.

The visitation will be Oct 25 at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home on Hwy 150 from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be Oct. 26 at Lakeside Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Services conducted by Dr. Mike McLemore. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery.

Special thank you to numerous friends and Comfort Care Hospice of Pelham. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lakeside Baptist Church music department, or support Ovarian Cancer survivors and research by donating at or