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“Nita” Waneta Mae (Stokes) Baggett, 79
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“Nita” Waneta Mae (Stokes) Baggett, loving mother and grandmother, passed away Jan. 31 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Nita was born Aug. 10, 1940 in Jacksonville, Fla., to Henry and Waneta Stokes. At Andrew Jackson High School, she was an accomplished majorette and played trombone which gave her the opportunity to play at Carnegie Hall. She attended Massey Technical Institute after high school. After moving to Tennessee, she worked for Boeing and then embraced motherhood with her four children. She was an active member of Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  She then continued her career in the banking industry until her retirement. She was very creative, had a passion for sewing, and loved nothing more than caring for her grandchildren. 

Nita was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her four children: Robert (Laurie) Baggett, Brian (Gena) Baggett, Donna (Scott) Walker, and Natalie Baggett (Harry Leible); her grandchildren: Clayton, Alex, Nathan, Delaney Grace, Caroline, Madison, Eli, Mason, Jessie, Jenna and A.J.; her brother Henry (Kitty) Stokes; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Moore Cortner Funeral Home 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8. A family graveside service will be at Franklin Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Hospice, or your favorite charity. Please volunteer your time at the local nursing home.

Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931) 967-2222,, is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 5, 2020