Obituary of Matthew Anthony Thomas Baker
Matthew Anthony Thomas Baker, 30, of Gumboro passed away unexpectedly on April 8, 2021. He was born on April 15, 1990 to Russell T. Baker, and his late mother Bonita E Hudson Baker in Salisbury, MD. Matthew was an automobile salesman and he had attended Gumboro Wesleyan Church. He loved music, sports, video games and was a fan of both the Ravens and L.A. Rams. He admired and was a fan of Marshall Faulk and Ray Lewis. He also loved baseball, He was very connected by sports to his father as they both were Shorebird fans. He also liked the Orioles. In addition, he was a fan of UFC Mixed Martial Arts, which he enjoyed watching with his Dad and friends. Matthew was approachable, opinionated when he needed to be, but was a man with a very big heart who made people laugh, was always smiling, and was a consummate jokester. He was a “free thinker” and could see both sides of an issue. He loved pets, and his special feline friend, “Socks.” Matthew was preceded by his mother, Bonita who passed away in 2012.
Matthew is survived by his father, Russell “Rusty” Baker, and his beloved step-mother Linda White Baker. He is also survived by siblings: Lindsey, and her husband Keith; Nickkie, and her husband Charles; Marie; and Rachel. Also surviving are his uncles: Frank Hudson; Richard Hudson; Chris Rufer; Tom Hudson; Jerry Hudson; and his aunts: Penny White; Carol Hudson; Terry Hudson; and Brenda Rufer along with his cousins: Kyle; Carrie; Presley; and many extended family members and friends. Matthew had many special friends whose memories and names he kept treasured in his heart.
A viewing and visitation will be held with the family from 10:00 AM till 11:00 AM at the Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, on Friday, April 16, 2021. A funeral service and Celebration of His Life will be held at 11:00 AM with Pastor Eddie Daniels officiating, followed by interment at Line Church Cemetery, Whitesville, DE.
Masks and social distancing, in accordance with the Covid-19 restrictions will be in effect.
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