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“Etta, So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I too know the pain of losing your soulmate. It is a loss that cannot be measured. My husband...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Cheryl Schiro - Hammond, LA

“Etta...so sorry. CORRECTING PHONE MISSPELLING. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Gle nda Sharkey - Ponchatoula, LA

“Extra and family so saddened to read of Gerald's passing. My prayers forall of you. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Glenda Sharkey - LA - Friend

“My deepest sympathy,, Isabel and I always enjoyed talking with Gerald, He was a fine gentleman ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Michael Kurtz

“Prayers for family. I have not seen Gerald in a while but we used to play a lot of basketball together when we were younger. God Bless ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Ricky Field - Friend

“We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of this kind & generous man. Our prayers are with each of you. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Joseph & JoAnne Tallo - Other

“Knew Gerald At Least 40 Yrs. Great Friend. HE Use Too Coach Little Kids In Baseball On Duncan Ave In Amite .A Good Man. RIP MY FRIEND. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Sammy Thompson - Friend

“Dear Etta,Please except my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband. The pain of losing your soulmate is a loss that cannot be measured. It will...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Cheryl Schiro - Hammond, LA

“Etta and family...so very saddened to learn of Gerald's passing. You have just had so much over the last several years. Praying for you and your kids...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Glenda Sharkey - LA - Friend


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Gerald E. Baham, born November 16, 1938, stepped into Glory on June 19, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Etta Jones Baham of Hammond; son, Kerry Baham and wife Kim of Tyler, Texas; daughter, Sherry Adams and husband Scott of Cibolo, Texas; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren; he is also survived by his sister, Helen Pittman of Kentwood; daughter-in-law, Melissa Barrios Baham of Ponchatoula. He is preceded in death by his son, Gary Baham; mother, Eula Botto; and sister, Elaine Stewart.

Gerald retired from Atmos Energy after a 40 year career. He also served his country with honor in the US Navy. Gerald was a devoted husband, father, brother, and son. A devout Christian, Gerald spent his life in service to God and his fellow man by volunteering countless hours to his church in many roles such as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Woodland Park Baptist Church in Hammond at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Killian Chapel Cemetery in Amite.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home.