Maggie Jane (Whitlow) Baptiste, a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed from this life on Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Tulsa at the age of 80. Maggie was born on January 11, 1938 in Dustin, Oklahoma to Minnie (Harjo) Whitlow and Edward Whitlow.
Maggie grew up in Dustin, Oklahoma and attended Dustin Public Schools. After attending Chilocco Indian School and graduating, she made her home in Tulsa. She worked for over 30 years at Bama Pies in Tulsa as a baker. Maggie was married in Ardmore, OK to Thomas Baptiste. Maggie was an avid reader, she loved baking, and working in her garden. She was particularly known for her excellent fry bread. Maggie was an active member of the Thewarle Indian Baptist Church in Dustin. She was loved by all the church members and she loved them right back, spoiling them with her home cooked fry bread, cinnamon rolls, and pies. She will be missed greatly by her many friends and family.
Maggie is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Baptiste; son, Edward Burgess; granddaughter, Emily Rose Aquero; sisters, Alice Wattie, Sally Holuby, Wisey Roberts-Cox and Louanne Wildcat; brothers, Sam Whitlow, David Whitlow, Johnny Whitlow and Billy Joe Whitlow.
She is survived by one daughter, Sissy "Maude" Aguero of the home; one grandson, Harjo Burgess of the home; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Burgess and two grandsons, Carlos and David Aguero of South Glens Falls, New York; one sister, Dorothy Whitlow of Glenpool; two brothers, William Whitlow of Edmond, OK and Edward Eugene Whitlow and wife Irene of Cushing, OK; by many nieces, nephews, greats and great greats alike; and a host of relatives.
Viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 10am to 3:30pm. A wake service will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, March 28 at Thewarle Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Sidney Lee officiating.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 2:00pm at Thewarle Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Sidney Lee officiating. Interment will follow immediately at Dustin Cemetery under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.
Pallbearers will be Clint Osceola, Stephen Osceola, Shane Holuby, Warren Quick, Victor Quick, Billy Quick, and Tim Thompson. Honorary bearers will be Sam Whitlow, Joe Holuby, Jerry Watashe, Donnie Hyslop, Barton Looney, Jim Burley, and David Bales.