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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one Fayette Baird who was born in Illinois on 21 October 1951 and passed away on 10 January 2011 at the age of 59. We will remember her forever.

Fayette Elice Baird of Riverside, CA, the second child of O.T. Williams and Lucresia Smith Williams, died on Monday, January 10, 2011 in Riverside, as a result of an automobile accident. She was 59.

Born in Chicago, IL on October 21, 1951, Fay graduated from Providence St. Mel High School in Chicago, IL and attended Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA. She worked at the California Institution for Women (CIW) where she served as a Records Supervisor and staff sponsor for the self-help group, “Win by Losing.” As an Assistant Director of The Choice Theory Connection Program, Fay was highly motivated to help the female offender population change their lives.

Fay’s dedication to helping others carried over into her personal life. She was a loving and caring mother, wife, sister, and friend. Those who met her were touched by her vivacious nature, her love of life, her humor, and her optimism. Fay was a lover of music and gifted with a beautiful singing voice. She performed throughout the country and overseas with several bands and as a solo artist. An avid animal lover, Fay had six cats and a bunny.

Fay was predeceased by her parents, and her older brother Glenn. She is survived and mourned by her daughter Holly, her husband Dr. Rand Baird, her brothers Marvin, Junior and Joe, her sisters Janet and Kathy, along with many family members and friends.

Fayette is buried at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills,
in the Columbarium of Eternal Promise.

Click here to see Fayette Baird's
Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
My Heart is Broken   / Rev. Sheiler Washington-Stokes (Friend)
On today I decided to look for my old friend Faye only to find out she is no longer with us.  We first met in the early 70's while working at the Health and Hospitals Governing Board in Chicago.  We have not spoken in about 10 years but she...  Continue >>
Fayette's Legacy   / Keith Fahey (Friend in spirit )
As an occasional visitor of prison inmates I learned about Fayette Baird in mid Januari when an inmate friend called to say she’d had a rough week. Her voice was raw. She had some health concerns but the week was rougher because someone vital to her ...  Continue >>
My Love, my only Faye   / Rand Baird (Husband)
My only Faye I have loved you for 40 years. I love you now.  And I will love you forever.  I miss you so very much.  I will guard & care for our Holly.
Your husband in eternity
missing you very much   / Kyra Williams (niece)
I remember so many wonderful things about my aunt that will always be in my mind but most of all in my heart. I remember the weekends that me and my siblings would go and stay with her we would have so much fun laughing and watching movies. You ...  Continue >>
We will miss you Faye   / Lynne McClary (Supervisor)
I had the pleasure of working with Faye over the past few years and there was none better.  I knew I could count on her without a doubt.  She would willingly do anything that was asked and more.  She was an inspiration to the...  Continue >>
Fay / Sharon Sidebottom (Coworker)    Read >>
Ms. / Beth Savoy (co-worker)    Read >>
Gone too soon  / Tia Streaty (Friend Of Holly's )    Read >>
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Fay and Holly
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