Wilton Junior Baines
Rev. Wilton Junior Baines, 59, of Monticello died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was born on December 25, 1953, in Dermott, to the late George William and Annie Phillips Baines. He lived in Monticello for the past 35 years and was the pastor of Hunters Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Crossett and a mason.
He was preceded in death by one brother, James Baines.
He attended and graduated from the University of Arkansas Monticello with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and also attended the United Theological Seminary. In 2003, he was ordained and in 2004 he became the Pastor of Hunters Chapel, where he remained the faithful Pastor until his passing.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jacqueline Thompson Baines; three sons, Wilton Antonio Baines (Krystal), Michael James Baines, both of Monticello, and Rickey Mortez Baines, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; one daughter, Shalonda Patrice Smith, of Jonesboro; three sisters, Jewelene Jones, of Dermot, Margaret Lathan (Arvell) of Kileen, Texas, and Darlene Porter, of Houston; nine grandchildren, Wilton A’Zion Baines, Konstance Elizabeth Baines, Brandon Lee Baines, Shekinah Destiney Baines, Rickey Baines Jr., Detria Monique Baines, Alexis Shontel Moore, Qualondon Malik Smith & Shania Smith, all of Monticello; one great grandson, Kylen Block; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at First Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Blvd. in Crossett with Rev. Curtis Jackson, officiating. Burial in Brooks Chapel Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Active pallbearers will be James Martin, Ray Martin, Lee Fred Brown, Tommy Moore, Jimmy Horn, Dionysius Anderson, Walter Jordan & Tramaine Richardson. Honorary pallbearers are the Crossett Ministerial Alliance and the Officers and Members of Hunters Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Cromwell Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Brooks Chapel Building Fund, P.O. Box 206, Monticello, AR 71657.