Edith G BakerJanuary 1, 1938 ~ December 21, 2017 (age 79)
Obituary of Mrs. Edith Baker:
Edith G. Baker, 79, of Selbyville, DE passed away in the care of Peninsula Regional Hospital on December 21, 2017. She was born in Goldsboro, N.C. to the late John Thomas and Gladys Vail Goff. She married Ralph Baker, and together they raised a large family. Edith attended Wor-Wic College later in life to become a certified nursing assistant, and worked in health care. She was a member of Snow Hill U.M.C., and also was a member of Elks Lodge 2173; and Dagsboro American Legion Post 24. She loved Bingo, cards, watching her soap opera stories, and she was wonderful in telling her own stories from her life. She loved kids and in addition to her own kids, there were many she “adopted” as her own. She was devoted to her family, and adored her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Vincent Baker, of Selbyville; Thomas Baker and wife Linda, of Selbyville; Keith Baker, and wife Cindi, of Roxana; Janell Baker, of Selbyville, and Deborah Whaley, of Selbyville. She is also survived by siblings: Britton Goff, and his wife Theresa, of Snow Hill, MD; Jackie Pate, and husband Denny, of Pikeville, NC; Lanell Morene, of Goldsboro, NC; and Annette LaVie, of Roxana. She has a total of eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving: her “special friends” Madelyn England; Jeannette Hipkins; and Toni Palmes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, and a sister: Elizabeth Jenkins; and a grand-daughter: Nichole Baker.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro. There will be a time of viewing and visitation two hours prior, from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM. Pastor Dennis Bradford will officiate. Interment will follow at Carey’s Cemetery in Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to either St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; 501 St. Jude Place; Memphis, Tenn. 38105; or: the American Lung Association; Donation Processing Center; P.O. Box 7000; Albertlea, MN 56007-8001.
Electronic condolences to:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
DONATION PROCESSING CTR, PO BOX 7000, ALBERT LEA MN 56007-8001