Erma Cozene Baker

November 11, 1936 - September 23, 2023

Erma Cozene Baker, 86, of Kountze, died Saturday, September 23, 2023.  She was born on November 11, 1936, in Timpson Tx, to Mary Pauline Snelson Williams and Buford Elmo Williams.

Cozene was a secretary and a faithful member of Kountze Church of Christ for over forty years.  She could grow anything with her green thumbs.  She enjoyed being a Mary Kay consultant for many years and she also helped her husband, Dwaine, with their store in Kountze, J&B Foods.  Cozene embodied the virtuous woman mentioned in Proverbs 31.  She will forever remain a loving wife, mother, and MawMaw.

Survivors include her husband of sixty-six years, Dwaine Baker; sons, Steve Baker and his wife, Michelle and Paul Baker and his wife, Tracy, all of Kountze; David Baker and his wife, Christi, of Dallas; and John Baker and his wife, Jodie, of  Kountze; daughter, Amy Dial and her husband, Sam, of Call; grandchildren, Brandy, Justin, Jennifer, Mason, Aaron, Misty, Brandi, Brooke, Shay, Austin, Morgan, Madisonne, Cameran, Austin, Jayden, and Jacob; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Gaylon Williams of Kountze; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Bobby Jo Williams.

A gathering of Cozene’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2023, at Kountze Church of Christ, 1035 North Pine Street, Kountze, under the direction of Broussard’s, 530 West Monroe, Kountze.  Her graveside funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Holland Cemetery, Kountze.  A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., following the interment, at the Kountze Church of Christ, 1035 North Pine Street, Kountze Tx.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crime Victims Assistance Center of Hardin County, 1135 Redwood, Kountze, Texas 77625.




Gathering of Family and Friends

Kountze Church of Christ
  • 1035, N Pine St, Kountze, TX, 77625,
  • September 29, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Kountze Church of Christ
  • 1035, N Pine St, Kountze, TX, 77625,
  • September 30, 2023
  • 10:00 am

Memorial Service

Kountze Church of Christ
  • 1035, N Pine St, Kountze, TX, 77625,
  • September 30, 2023
  • 1:00 pm

Comments (16)

    Rena Windham Thompson says:

    I am saddened to just recently hear of Cozene passing. She was such a sweet lady. I only knew her and her husband and one of the sons, Paul, I think it was, some thirty years ago when I was a postal clerk in Kountze, Tx.

    It was either Paul or John? And while this is a bit off topic, did an AMAZING job of sounding EXACTLY like Cary Grant I think it was. So Paul, you made me laugh so much and Always. So sorry about the loss of your sweet Mother.

    It’s been dinosaur years since I’ve seen the Bakers but remember them fondly.


    Though I only knew them through my job as a postal clerk so many years

    Barbara Allen Kristiansen says:

    Baker family, I am so so sorry to see the passing of Cozene. She always reminded me of her sweet mother. Prayers for you all.

    Ann Boyett says:

    Cozene was a lovely Christian woman with such a sweet spirit. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Baker family.

    Steve and Carla Reichert says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Baker family. We are thankful God has brought our paths together, and we pray for comfort during this time of loss.

    Ken and Esther Scarborough says:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Cozene’s passing. She was the most precious soul, always smiling that beautiful smile. Our prayers are with all of you.

    Cheryl Bean says:

    What a treasure. A great neighbor. I saw her outside recently, tending her array of plants. She was always friendly. Cheerful and she was a true patriot. She voted.
    She will be missed.

    Rhonda Judalet Spittler says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bakery Family. May you find peace during this difficult time.

    Roberta McCain says:

    Dear Christian friends,,
    So very sorry to learn of the passing of dear sweet Cozene. My prayers are with all of you. Cozene was the perfect example of a Christian lady and loved deeply. She is the perfect modern example of the “worthy woman” described in Proverbs 31.
    Her example will live on in each of her family, of whom she was so proud. She served her Lord faithfully, in many ways in addition to caring for her family, as the longtime church secretary of the Kountze Church of Christ. May you be comforted knowing she is safe in the arms of Jesus. My prayers are for your comfort and like David, we cannot bring them back, but we can go to them. In Christian Love, Roberta🙏🏻

    Steve and Lisa Eppes says:

    We are so sorry to hear this! Cozene was such an amazing woman. We feel privileged to have known her Praying for all of you

    Chet Deaver says:

    Sending prayers for the entire Baker family. I have been proud to know and call many of you friends over the years. I pray for peace during your time of grief.

    Chet Deaver

    Amy Dial says:

    Thank you so much ❤️

    Richard and Janet Standley says:

    To Baker Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone. May God Bless you.

    Duane and Sandy Baker says:

    So sorry to hear the passing of Cozene. We have lots of awesome memories. We remember so well of how she was involved in your new grocery venture in Evadale. May GOD Bless her family .

    Ann Holland says:

    I’m sorry to hear about Ms Cozene, she was such a sweet kind lady. My thoughts & prayers for her family, it helps when reminiscing all those sweet memories that will bring a smile.
    Ann Holland

    Alan Miller says:

    Sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers for the family. She raised some good sons. Rest in Peace.

    Debbie Laird Walker says:

    So sorry to hear of Mrs. Baker’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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