Leo Sam, a retired FAMU administrator and longtime friend of the Bakers, said the couple is very spiritual, and recalls the days when Kathleen Baker was his classmate.
said, "It's sad to see the dying of a flourishing business that has meant so much to the community for so many years."
In a parting message the Bakers wrote: "We want to take this opportunity to express our love and appreciation to all our dedicated and loyal employees, students, customers and friends for a lifetime of memories, adventures and public service.We will remember you always."
Then, in the true Baker spirit, they advise their friends: "If anyone needs our assistance for prescription needs, questions, recommendations, advice, counseling or emotional support, feel free to contact us at our new telephone number: (850) 224-7290.Sam
perhaps captured the 44-year history of the couple, their pharmacy and their undying love affair with their community in a profound, clear and concise verbal snapshot: "Baker's
Pharmacy is a great legacy."