Hueytown High School Office Coordinator Mrs. Wanda Baker Hartley passed away on Monday, January 18, 2020. Our prayers go to the family, friends, co-workers, students, the Hueytown Community, and beyond. She touched a lot of lives on this earth, many were blessed by her and will be forever remembered.


“Wanda Baker Hartley, of Pleasant Grove, passed away on January 18, 2021 at the age of 74. She worked for the Jefferson County School System for more than 30 year and was currently the Office Manager at Hueytown High School. Wanda was a cancer survivor, a member of First Baptist Church Pleasant Grove, and a non-professional professional baker. She was a lover of all things Hueytown High School, Alabama football, and the beach, but the true joy in her life was her four grandchildren. She was always making sure they were well taken care of, sent them surprises in the mail, and made sure to attend school and sporting events whenever she could. She is preceded in death by her parents, Felton and Ida Baker; sister, Saundra Vantine; and brother, Bud Baker. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Hartley; daughters, Julie Phipps (Joe) and Jennifer Hankins (Joel); grandchildren, Jacob and Jessa Phipps, Hartley and Miller Hankins; and many other relatives and friends. Graveside service will be Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Rev. James L. Parker officiating. Social distancing and masks are required. in lieu of flowers, donate to American Cancer Society. “

Memorial Page

Pleasant Grove Cemetery is across from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church the address for the church is

452 9th Ave Pleasant Grove, AL 35127

Her Daughter Jennifer Hankins posted this to Facebook : 

“It’s with a heavy heart that I let you all know that mom has peacefully passed away. She put up a hard fight against Covid but the damage to her body was too much for her to overcome. 

While we will grieve such a huge, unexpected loss we take comfort in knowing that she is now healed completely. 

The days ahead are going to be tough and we will gladly accept all the prayers that you can send our way. We are so thankful for the support system that we have in family, friends, and coworkers. 

Thanks so much for loving our mom. She truly was one of kind. This world won’t be the same without her.”

Her Daughter Jennifer Hankins posted this to Facebook : 

“To respect Mom’s wishes, we will not be having a visitation. 

We will have a graveside service on Wednesday January 20th, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery across from the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. 

If you aren’t familiar with the area the address included is the address for the church which is right across the street. 

452 9th Ave

Pleasant Grove, AL 35127

Out of respect for others, please make sure to wear your mask!”