Rev. Wilton Baines, 59, of Monticello, died July 10, 2014 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas Monticello where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration degree. He also attended the United Theological Seminary and was ordained in 2003. He was the pastor of Hunters Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Crossett, a Mason, a multi-level marketer and an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.
He was born on December 25, 1953 in Dermott to George William and Annie Phillips Baines.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Baines.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jacqueline Thompson Baines; three sons, Wilton Antonio Baines, wife Krystal, Michael James Baines all of Monticello,Rickey Mortez Baines of Lawrenceville, Ga.; one daughter, Shalonda Patrice Smith of Jonesboro; three sisters, Jewelene Jones of Dermott, Margaret Lathan and husband Arvell of Kileen, Texas, and Darlene Porter of Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren, Wilton A’Zion Baines, Konstance Elizabeth Baines, Brandon Lee Baines, Shekinah Destiney Baines, Rickey Baines, Jr., Detria Monique Baines, Alexis Shontel Moore, Qualondon Malik Smith and Shania Smith all of Monticello; one great grandson, Kylen Block; a special nephew, Bobby Jones; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held July 18 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Blvd. in Crossett with Rev. Curtis Jackson, officiating.
Active pallbearers are James Martin, Ray Martin, Lee Fred Brown, Tommy Moore, Jimmy Horn, Dionysius Anderson, Ray Everett and Tramaine Richardson. Honorary pallbearers are the Crossett Ministerial Alliance and the Officers and Members of Hunters Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial in Brooks Chapel Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Visitation is July 17 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Brooks Chapel Building Fund, P.O. Box 206, Monticello, AR 71657.