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Jacqueline "Jackie" Baker Chifici

June 29, 1939 — May 29, 2021

Jacqueline “Jackie” Baker Chifici passed away on May 29, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Frank Chifici, her high school sweetheart, for 63 years. Mother of Pamalyn Chifici Higgins (Kent) and Cathy Chifici Heitmeier. Grandmother of Capt. Jordan C. Higgins (Danielle Phillips), Taylor Higgins Smith (Daniel), Dr. Leah E. Heitmeier, and Meghan Heitmeier Wiley (Zach). Great-grandmother of Savannah Paige Smith and Gavin Wade Smith. Daughter of the late Floris Luft Baker and Verlin “Jack” Baker, Sr. Sister of Jan Baker Cogan (Wayne) and George Baker (Sue Tranchina). Sister-in-law of Janice Baker (the late Verlin “Buck”) and Virginia Chifici Williams (the late Milton “Bob”). Also, survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces, and great-nephews. Age 81 years and a lifelong resident of Algiers, LA, Jackie graduated in 1957 from Martin Behrman High School. Jackie and her husband Frank were proprietors of an Algiers grocery store for 37 years before retirement. She was a longtime member of the Krewe of Cleopatra serving as a Float Lieutenant for over 10 years. She was a people person who never knew a stanger, easy to make friends, hard to forget. Jackie loved dancing with her late husband, especially dancing the “Jitter Bug”. She loved being with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She had a unique relationship with each one of her grandchildren and had a way of making them think they were her favorite. To her great-grandchildren and great nieces and nephews from ages 3 to 17, she was known affectionately as “Jackie” and she absolutely loved it. She enjoyed her monthly luncheons with her “Bee Girls”, friends from high school and a tribute to the Behrman “Bees”. May our “Queen Bee” rest in peace. Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral mass at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expy., in Harvey on Thursday June 3, 2021 at 1PM. Visitation will begin at 10AM. Interment will follow immediately at St. Bartholomew Cemetery in Algiers, LA. Please visit WWW.MOTHEFUNERALS.COM to view and sign the online guestbook.
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Thursday, June 3, 2021

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