Ranger Exes Memorial - Others

Annice Baker Mays ANNICE BAKER MAYS, longtime resident of Abilene, TX died May 13, 2004. She was born Annice Baker in Ranger, TX, on July 23, 1932. She was the wife of Mr. Johnny Mays of Abilene, with whom she celebrated 36 years of marriage in Oct. of 2003. Owing to the absence of educational opportunities for African- Americans in her home county, her secondary education was accomplished at Saint Peter's Academy in Dallas, Texas. There she graduated valedictorian of the class of 1950. Her formal education continued in Abilene. Ultimately her career path lead her to become an X-ray Technician. She retired in 1992 following more than a decade of employment in the office of Dr. Norman Nedde. In that same year she & her husband moved from northern California to Abilene. Ms. Mays served society in numerous church related and secular roles in the communities where she and her husband lived. As a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in San Jose, CA, she was a member of the First-Aid Committee, Naomi Circle Mission, and Usher Auxiliary. Being a member of the Lupus Foundation of Northern California Advisory Board was one of her favored civic roles. At Macedonia Baptist Church of Abilene, Ms. Mays was a member and longtime President of the Bible Band Mission Group, as were her mother and sister before her. Among the civic involvement which she enjoyed were serving as Board Member for Christ House and MHMR. She was very active in the YWCA Breast Cancer Awareness Program. She was a supporter of Cancer Services Network, Inc. and The American Cancer Society among other local charities. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mrs. Idell Baker (1972) and Mr. Lonnie Baker (1968); and two sisters, Ms. Betty Sue Baker (1948) and Ms. Margie Baker (1997). At the time of her death, Ms. Mays was survived by her husband & one brother, Dr. Morris Baker (RHS-1957) of Abilene.