Edith G. Baker, devoted to family

December 26, 2017

Edith G. Baker, 79, of Selbyville, passed away in the care of Peninsula Regional Hospital Thursday, Dec. 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 healthcare. 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, N.C., Lanell Morene of Goldsboro, and Annette LaVie of Roxana. She has a total of eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving her are "special friends" Madelyn England, Jeannette Hipkins and Toni Palmes.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ralph; a sister, Elizabeth Jenkins; and a granddaughter, Nichole Baker.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro. There will be a time of viewing and visitation two hours prior, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. 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 Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 7000, Albertlea, MN 56007-8001.

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