Alice Merretta Ward Baskin

March 26, 1940 - October 8, 2017

03/26/1940 - 10/08/2017

Past Services

Tuesday October 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Wednesday October 11, 2017
Following the service at Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Wednesday October 11, 2017
1:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Additional Information:

Rev. Anthony Ward will be officiating the service.

AHOSKIE, NC – Alice Merretta Ward Baskin, age 77, passed away on October 8, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Baskin was born in Windsor, NC, Bertie County, on March 26, 1940, a daughter of the late Booker T Ward and Texanna Speller Ward. Alice moved to New York at an early age, working various jobs before working and retiring for Cambridge Instruments in Ossining, NY. She returned to North Carolina in 1991. Alice loved gardening and reading. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her family meant everything to her. She will be dearly missed by all.

Besides her parents, Alice was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Ward and a brother, Willie “Billy Boy” Ward.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving and devoted husband, Murdock Baskin, three daughters, Ann Cherry and Carolyn Lloyd, both of Windsor, NC, and Rosalyn Baskin of Ahoskie, NC; son, Rufus Frazier of Charlotte, NC; three sisters, Joyce Ward,  Barbara Burns, and  Beulah Bond, all  of Windsor, NC; grandchildren; Aja Carson-Gurley and husband Andrew, Christina Lloyd, Allison Cherry, Crystal Lloyd, Rydrier Stevenson, Jabriel Stevenson, Nasheem Frazier, and JacQuien Frazier; great grandchildren, Jamison Gurley, Kellen Gurley, Marquasha Everette, Keajah Lee, Ariaja Lee, Chloe Lloyd, Madison Holley, along with numerous extended family.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 1:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC, with, Rev Anthony Ward officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Baskin family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Weldon Hinson Jr
6 years ago

Aunt Alice will be missed deeply! She will never be forgotten, she was one of a kind!

Ernest & Darlene Williams
6 years ago

May God give her eternal rest. We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. Please accept our sincere condolences We will never forget her kindness. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family..

6 years ago


Steven Gilliam Jr.
6 years ago

Prayers goes out to family. A lots of memories from childhood. We are family.

Corine R. Sykes
6 years ago

Miss Alice was a very sweet lady. I remember when she used to bring Rydrier to my day care that I operated in Ahoskie. I never seen her mad or raise her voice, and I’ve never know of her to speak ill of anyone! I know she will be truly missed. She loved her family & I know her family loved her. Roslyn, Rydrier, Allison and the rest of the family I pray the Lord will give you the needed strength to get through this. I will not be able to attend the services, you are in my thoughts & prayers. I’m here if you need to talk or just to reach to me.

Troy Ward
6 years ago

I want to express my deepest sympathies to all the family. Alice will be remembered with love. May God’s grace strengthen us during this time of loss.

James Ward
6 years ago

Alice will be missed by us all , she was such a beautiful person I have never seen her without a smile, Our family were always close there was that special bond that we have, God bless you all

Rev. Anthony R. Ward
6 years ago

Alice was not just a cousin, she was a lifetime friend. The bond our families shared has endured through three generations. Your loss is ours also. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.

Jeannette Heckstall
6 years ago

You were like a mother to me .