Mattie Mae Oliver Baker, 89, enjoyed a long life filled with laughter, travels and love

Mattie Mae Oliver Baker
Mattie Mae Oliver Baker

Mattie Mae Oliver Baker, 89, a native of Creswell, North Carolina, and longtime resident of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully with family by her side Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Mae lived a long life filled with laughter, travels and love. She worked as a waitress, owned a tavern and dabbled in real estate, all while raising four children largely on her own. She had fond memories of touring New England as a singer in her late teens. At all times, she sought to find the humor in life, and no one who knew her will forget her laugh and sharp wit.

Mae walked through heaven’s gate into the arms of her son, James Revell Jr.; husband, Robert Carroll Baker; and parents, Rossie and Frances Oliver. She was also reunited with her sister, Frances Vaught (Bill); and brothers, Atlas, Paul “Whitey,” Gene, and Bob (Barbara Jean) and Warren (Betty).

She is survived by her daughter, Joan Marie Revell of Virginia Beach; sons, John Revell and Jerrold Revell, both of Chesapeake; grandchildren, James, Summer (Andy), Katie (Shane) and Sean (Tiffany); eight great-grandchildren; and many friends.

The last years of her life were spent making wonderful memories with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her colorful life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 10, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach. A reception will immediately follow services.

Share online condolences with the family at Cremation Society of Virginia.

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