Juanita Baker “Nita” Newlin, 92, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019.
The daughter of Hugo and Guadalupe Baker, Juanita Cecilia was born on September 20, 1926 in Brownsville, Texas.
Best known as “Granny” and “GG,” Nita loved nothing more than spending time with her family, especially her husband, Bob, her three children, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Nita brought smiles wherever she went and brightened every face around her --- especially with her cherished tacos. Even in her later years, she eagerly attended all her great-grandchildren’s events at auditoriums, ballparks, football fields, soccer fields, school yards, and classrooms throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
Nita will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her three children, Mandy Russell and husband, Buck, of LaPlace; Sandy Daigle and husband, Terry, of Patterson; and Randy Newlin and wife, Cathy, of Morgan City; five grandchildren, Gary Russell, John T. Russell, Penne Leier, Greg Chasson, and Randi Leigh Burgess; 10 great-grandchildren, Olivia Russell, Luke Russell, Brannan Chasson, Maddie Chasson, Jacob Leier, Joseph Leier, Jason Michael Burgess, Drake Burgess, Kyleigh Burgess, and Patrick Russell.
Nita was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Newlin; her parents, Lupe and Hugo Baker, two siblings, Ralph & Bobby Baker, one granddaughter, Nicole Annette Chasson; one son-in-law, Nolen Butch Chasson;
Twin City Funeral Home will host a visitation on Monday, February 18, 2019, from 10 a.m. until the funeral service begins at 1 p.m. Nita will be entombed in the Morgan City Cemetery Mausoleum alongside her cherished husband, Bob.
Donations may be made in Nita’s name to Central Catholic High School.