Constance L. Baker, 75


Constance L. Baker, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, in the Renaissance Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Millsboro. She was a cashier for A&P Stores and Superfresh Stores for more than 20 years, starting in Newark, Del., and transferring to Rehoboth Beach, Del. She graduated high school in Georgetown, Del., followed by two years of business school. She left Philadelphia, Pa., and moved to New Castle, Del., to take her daughter to a better environment after she had been shot and paralyzed by a stray bullet. She was baptized in the First United Pentecostal Church of Newark in 1984 and her greatest love was her love of Jesus.

Baker was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar E. Harmon Sr. and Lillian E. Davis; her daughters, Dorothy Harper and Letitia “Tish” Duff; and her brother, Oscar Harmon Jr. She is survived by her sons, Robert L. Duff Jr. and his wife, Judith, of Smyrna, Del., and Juano K. Duff and his wife, Rose, of Gastonia, N.C.; her daughter, Monique A. Watkins, of Wilmington, Del.; three sisters, Carrie, Shirley and Ardith; one brother, Edward; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.