Loretta Lynn Baird

November 21, 1967 - July 5, 2022

Loretta Lynn Baird, 54, a resident Fort Myers, Florida since 2014, formerly of Roanoke, VA, passed peacefully in her sleep Tuesday July 5, 2022, in Fort Myers. She was born November 21, 1967, in Salem, VA to Richard and Mary Brown, now deceased.

Loretta was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Pine Island Church.  She was an amazing woman, she made everything better. You could always catch her dancing around everywhere even around a stop light. She would always keep you laughing, there was never a dull moment. She was a caring person, she would listen to others, comfort them and when she was done, she would have them laughing. She was the person to run to when you needed advice, a partner in crime or a good laugh. She enjoyed painting things and doing crafts too. Of course, she would give them to others or simply put it up in the house for Dean Hassell. She was so creative and good at what she did even though she never thought so. She was humble, beautiful inside and out. Caring, loving and the strongest person I know. If you had the pleasure of knowing her, she probably lit up your life, because that’s what she did. She lit up any room she entered. Loretta will be missed by many.

She is survived by her loving husband Harold Baird; brothers, Roy Brown, and Richard Brown; her children Amber Chapman and Al King “Buddy” Chapman, Samantha Marie Bryant, and Albert King Chapman; nieces and nephews Roy Brown, Alyssa Brown, Timmy Brown, Richard Brown and Mercedes Brown; as well as eleven grandchildren, Skylar Chapman, Mason Chapman, Cayden Chapman, Kenneth Bryant, Jamie Chapman, Evan Chapman, Nathan Chapman, Ashley Bryant, Bruce Hawkins, Daryl Hawkins, and Dean Hawkins.

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Amanda Aug 2, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    You have been an inspiration to many and the times we shared together will be greatly cherished forever. The time that got me the best was when we first met and I recorded you dancing to wobble. You and ambers favorite song and you finally realized I was recording then you sat down and was like nope. We had so many fun memories together and even though you aren’t here to make them with us I’m sure you’re right there trying to start something up for all of your loved ones.

  2. Robert Woods Aug 2, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Rest in peace Loretta. You will be surely missed & was a favorite cousin of mine. There has been so many memories about you as we grew up & now your health got in the way. At least you’re at no more suffering & resting in peace & with the good Lord. You’re under His care now & you’ll be in my heart always & forever. May God rest your sole! 🙏🏻😇❤️

  3. Angela Bradford Aug 3, 2022 at 11:23 am

    R . I . P. Loretta Brown.
    You will definitely be missed by me as well missed by other loved ones that are your relatives & your friends .
    I will miss the times we had when we gathered at your parents house as kids .
    We sang lots of Christmas songs & when spring came around there was an Easter egg hunt at your parents house in the back yard . There are so many memories but the last memory of you is when I got to hear your voice after many years since you moved away to Florida .
    My deepest heartfelt sympathy for you & your family Loretta .
    May God bless you & your family & may God welcome you home in his arms in Heaven above where there’s no worries , no pain or suffering .
    We shall reunite someday in that big beautiful Heaven & live with Jesus where we all belong .
    May you rest in Jesus’s care my dearest cousin. You will never be forgotten.
    You & your family will be in my prayers , thoughts & in my heart.
    You will always live forever in Heaven above & in my heart .
    God rest your soul & spirit Loretta .
    Until then , have a blessed & peaceful rest .
    P.S. You were always our gardian Angel & now you will be one in Heaven above . 👼🏻

  4. Micheal "Mikey" Grubbs Sr. Aug 7, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Loretta you were a kind hearted woman that helped me out when I had nowhere to go. I will always be greatful for that…we had a lot of good times over the years and they will be forever remembered. Rest easy my friend until I see you again….love ya girl! ❤️

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