Carmella Baird


Carmella Patricia Baird, 68, lifetime resident of Bradley County, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, after an extended illness.

“Monka” will always be known for her unselfishness, and always taking care of others first before herself. She loved Southern sweet tea, banana pudding, unusually large Christmas trees, the beach, and spoiling her eight grandchildren.  

"Momma" was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan and Lennis Willis; and her brother, Dewayne Pendergrass.

Left behind to cherish her memory, are her loving husband of 47 years, Gary Nathan Baird; children: Kellie, Erick (Amy) and Aaron (Kristin); eight wonderful grandchildren: Taylor, Melissa, Jesse, Morgan, Austin, Baylor, Kara and Brooks; sister, Sue Ann Johnson; nephews: Robert Johnson and Johnathan Pendergrass; and baby, her little Yorkie. 

The family thanks Karen West of Hospice of Chattanooga for guiding our family through this process.

The family will receive friends today, May 23, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m. with a Celebration of Life service to follow at Companion Funeral Home in Cleveland.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Carmella, or your condolences with her family, at her online memorial located at


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