Mavinee Black, age 29, resident of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away and returned to her Lord, Jesus Christ, early in the week of September 22, 2019 in Crestview, Florida.
Mavinee was born in Provo, Utah on May 14, 1990 to Susan Mavinee Baker and Randall Porter Long. When she was in the first grade, her family moved to Omaha, NE, where she grew up and graduated from Westside High School. Mavinee lived in Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and Oklahoma before moving to the Baker family hometown of Fort Walton Beach, Florida in 2017, where her parents, Susan and Dan Wooldridge, had a winter home. Mavinee lived with her boyfriend, Abe Arslan, who loved her very much. She also enjoyed getting together every weekend with her mother in the winter months.
Mavinee was a very talented singer and piano player. She also enjoyed drawing and was a prolific writer. Mavinee had a strong belief in God and unabashedly shared her belief and gratitude for her relationship with God. Mavinee also believed in keeping her word and being honest and fair. She had a good heart and always tried to be the best sister, daughter, friend, and neighbor that she could. Mavinee was also very personable. She had a lovely, giggly laugh and would often crack friendly if not corny jokes.
Mavinee is survived by her parents, Randy Long and Susan Wooldridge, and her stepdad, Dan Wooldridge; her grandmother, Nancy Porter Long and grandmother, Judyth Vary Baker, and step-grandparents, Cliff and Verla Wooldridge; her sisters, Danielle Alisa Haymore and Nancy Anne Moreno (David); her step-sister, Courtney LaPole (Dan), and five nieces, Samantha LaPole, Abigail LaPole, Victoria LaPole, Annalise Haymore and Evelyn Haymore.
Mavinee is preceded in death by her grandfather, Dr. William B. Long, and her grandfather, Dr. Robert A. Baker III.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church located at 1 Meigs Dr, Shalimar, FL. The funeral service will start at the church at 2:00 pm and will conclude with a graveside service at Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mavinee’s cousins, Matthew Baker and Sam Baker, as well as Mavinee’s boyfriend, Abe Arslan, her uncles, John Baker and Jim Baker, and her brother-in-law, Dan LaPole.
A memorial can be made in Mavinee’s honor by making a donation to Bakers of Buckland Society, which is a non-profit, tax exempt, genealogy corporation that preserves the relics and memories of the descendants of the Baker family, Mavinee’s maternal lineage. Their donation page is https://bakersofbuckland.org/donations/, or you can send checks payable to “Bakers of Buckland Society.” To: Secretary of BBS, 9770 Westchester Drive, Omaha, NE 68114.