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**UPDATE** Transition of Rosie Mary Baker, mother of NABSW First Lady Brenda Baker Mbacke'

Thursday, February 28, 2019   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Terry Bradford
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Funeral Arrangements

Rosie Mary Baker


Friday, March 8, 2019

Visitation                 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Family Hour            7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Comments   7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Kemp Funeral Home

24585 Evergreen Road

Southfield, MI 48075


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Viewing                    9:30 AM

Service                      10:00 AM

East Grand Boulevard COGIC

1432 E. Grand Boulevard

Detroit, MI 48211



Gethsemane Cemetery

10755 Gratiot Avenue

Detroit, MI 48213


Repast Immediately Following Interment


In addition to cards, and in lieu of flowers, contributions for the Rosie Mary Baker Scholarship are also welcomed. At this time, checks should be made payable and remitted to:

Brenda Baker Mbacké

Attn. RMB Scholarship

26464 Summerdale Drive

Southfield, MI 48033


Please note RMB Scholarship on check memo line. For additional information regarding the scholarship feel free to contact Cheikh Mbacké at (313) 549-1365 or



Previous Announcement:

We are saddened to announce the transition of Rosie Mary Baker, mother of NABSW First Lady Brenda Baker Mbacke', and Mother-in-Law of NABSW President Cheikh Ahmadou Banba Mbacke'.  Ms. Baker, who would have celebrated 80 years of life on July 30th, began her journey as an ancestor at 9:25 pm on February 27.  Please keep Brenda, Cheikh, and their entire extended family in your prayers.  Arrangements to follow.


Jataun Rollins says...
Posted Saturday, March 2, 2019
Brenda loved her mother so very much and got folks to send her birthday cards one year which is priceless. I pray that her family knows well that her mom Rosie knew she was truly loved. I send my heartfelt condolences to the Mbacke family for their loss.

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