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Julia P. Baylor

September 12, 1921 March 17, 2009
Julia P. Baylor
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JULIA ELIZABETH PRITCHETT BAYLOR, a native of Dinwiddie County was born September 12, 1921 to the late James Edward and Alice Johnson Pritchett. She was the seventh child of eight children. She attended the Bethelboro School in Dinwiddie, VA. At the age of nineteen, she met Deacon Allen James Baylor in Baltimore, MD and married him on February 16, 1941. In 1944, they moved to New York City where she found employment in Danbury, CT. There she worked as a nanny for a Jewish family. In 1946, she returned to Blackstone, VA, built a home and opened a store. She also joined the Deborah Chapter #143 Order of Eastern Star, PHA and was elected as the first Marshall of the chapter. In 1947, she helped to establish the Jolly Social Club where she served as the first treasurer. Mother Baylor along with Sister Laura Hawkes helped to join together the four churches, Poplar Lawn, Jerusalem, Cedar Hill and Cellar Creek, where services are held annually for Easter Sunrise Services and Watch Night Services. In 1963, Mother Baylor graduated from the Larose Beauty Institute in Petersburg, VA where she received her certificate along with her license in Cosmetology. She opened and operated her own beauty salon, “Juliette’s Beauty Salon” until 1998 when her health began to fail. Mother Baylor along with Sisters Frances Brown, Viola Williams, Lacy Fitzgerald, Mariah Smith, Addie Monroe, Barbara Booker and Mrs. Bass formed the “Juliettes A & N Beautician Club”. Mother Baylor was active in the King David Lodge and was the financial secretary for many years under the presidency of Deaconess Ethel Jordan and Deaconess Jean Hobbs. Mother Baylor cared for her husband of sixty-six years until his death. She did not allow any grass to grow under her feet. She attended church regularly and served faithfully as an Usher, Deaconess and Missionary. She loved Poplar Lawn Baptist Church, her pastor, Reverend Tyree Smith, Sr., and the church family. She dedicated her life as such to God, giving Him all the Glory and Honor for blessing her with family and friends. She started the day with the Lord’s Prayer and the 23rd Psalm. She loved the Lord and was not ashamed to let everyone know by singing her favorite hymn, “Keep Me Every Day”, at every opportunity that she was given. She leaves to cherish her memory: three sons, Shyrone S. and T. Anthony Baylor of Blackstone, VA and James T. Baylor of Richmond, VA; one granddaughter, LaTonya S. Brandon of Baltimore, MD; two great grandchildren, Jaimiah and Joshua Brandon of Baltimore, MD; one sister, Bridie P. Bower of Richmond, VA; one sister-in-law, Mattie Pritchett of Norfolk, VA; devoted niece, Brenda L. Watson of Fredericksburg, VA; devoted neighbors, Napolean and Frances Hawkes; devoted friends, Reverend David L. Banks, Reverend Norman Davis, Barbara Jones, Laura Coleman, Annie Claiborne, Evelyn Johnson, Nannie Stokes, and her best friend, Alice Hawkes; nieces and nephews, including Robert L. Baylor of Baltimore, MD and Yvonne Parsons of Teppe, AZ; a host of cousins and friends. Funeral Services Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 12:00 at Poplar Lawn Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the church cemetery.W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of the arrangements.

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