Born Dec. 3, 1940, in Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Baptiste lived in Tracy for a year. She had worked as an acute-care certified nursing assistant and was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church of Tracy.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Baptiste of Tracy and Roger Grimm, and his wife, Britteva, of San Bernardino; a daughter, Mardean Homfeld of Tracy; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Her husband of 38 years, Leroy Baptiste, preceded her in death in 2005.
Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., is handling arrangements.
Contributions in Mrs. Baptiste’s name may be sent to McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter, 757 A St., Tracy, CA 95376 or www.mchenryhousetracy.org; or Tracy Interfaith Ministries, 311 W. Grant Line Road, Tracy, CA 95376 or www.tracyinterfaith.org.