Mae Frances Baker Moss was born January 11, 1943, in Miami, FL. She was the second of six children born to the late Amos and Maxie Lee Baker.
She was educated in the Miami-Dade County Public School System, attending R.R. Moton Elementary, and Mays Junior/Senior High where she graduated in 1960 (The Ambassadors). She furthered her education by attending Lindsey Hopkins Vocational School and Miami-Dade College where she studied Human Nutrition.
Mae was employed by Doctors’ Hospital in Coral Gables for 43 years, her one and only employer. She began at Doctors’ in 1965 as a Diet Technician and retired in 2008 as the Supervisor of Nutritional Services. Over the years she received numerous accolades and awards for her excellent service including the prestigious Employee of the Year award. Her colleagues affectionally called her “Mae Doogie” after Doogie Howser, M.D. because of her smarts and her sassy personality. After retiring, Mae went on to volunteer for an additional six years as a Senior Companion with the Miami-Dade County Department of Human Services. She was stationed at the Deedco Gardens Assistant Living Community in Homestead, FL.
Mae met and fell in love with the late Melvin T. Moss in 1959 and the two were married on her birthday, January 11, 1962. From this union, two sons were born, Mel T. Moss in 1963 and Wade T. Moss in 1964, both of which preceded her in death in 2010.
Mae was a life-long member of the historic Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in West Perrine, FL. She was christened there at three months, baptized at the age of twelve and served on the Trustee Board. One of her greatest accomplishments as a Trustee was assisting in the Church’s renovation after Hurricane Andrew’s destruction back in 1992. Mae had the pleasure of serving under Rev. W.C. Edgar, Rev. K.L. Marshall, Rev. Dr. Joseph D. Turner and most recently, Rev. Dr. Remiel Lockwood.
On April 20, 2022, God plucked his beautiful rose from this earthly garden. She leaves the precious memories of her life to her two grandchildren, Austania C. Moss and Mel J. Moss, whom she loved very much. Two sisters: Marie C. Ann Leblanc and Deborah L. Burnett; two Brothers: Curtis Baker Jr. and Alvin Baker. Sister-in-laws: Marie C. Ingraham and Priscilla Moss. Nieces: Angela Baker, Tralonda Paicely, and Takia Burnett; Nephews: Curt Baker (Lisa), Keenan Paicely, Darien Anderson Sr., and Anthony C. Baker (Kelsey); and a host of great-nieces and nephews, cousins, coworkers, and friends.