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Johnny Shabaz Baker Jr

July 11, 1966 –
 January 28, 2022


JULY 11, 1966- JANUARY 28, 2022

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Malik Shabaz, formerly known as Johnny B. Baker Jr., on January 28, 2022, at 11 AM due to complications of colon cancer.

He was born in Woodbine, Georgia to Johnny B. Baker Sr. and Ethel London on July 11, 1966. Johnny, as he was affectionately known as, was a proud Father, Brother, Uncle, and a friend to anyone he came across. Among his many roles, he was a biker. A dream of many has always been to ride coast to coast, and Johnny did just that! Riding his motorcycle from D.C. to California, he at last achieved the ultimate cross-country ride!
Johnny graduated from Woodbine High School and then enlisted into the U.S. Army. After his time in the Army, Johnny enrolled into college where he attended DeVry Institute of Technology. Johnny wanted to be the best in everything he touched. Some will say he was their favorite ear to talk to, their truck loader at UPS, their real estate broker, their loan officer, and their determined businessman, just to name a few. Johnny even once owned an apartment building in D.C. He was the jack of all trades and the master of a few of them. Above all else, Johnny was known for being a great friend to everyone that he encountered.
Johnny lived a great and full life and has touched the lives of many in one way or another including the mother (Lorraine) of his girls, Courtney and Kwanza, and the mother and ex-wife (Loren) of his boys Tory and Jonin.
Johnny has a big family. He is preceded in death by his father Johnny Baker, Sr. Johnny leaves to cherish in his memory his mother Ethel Butler, sisters Cherise and Kathy, brothers Daniel, Josh, Mike, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and special friends. And his pride and glory were the ones that called him “dad”. Of all the things he ever did, he would often say his greatest accomplishment was his children: Courtney, Kwanza, Tory and Jonin.



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The Gillilands
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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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