Jacqueline Rowe Baker, age 78, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC. She was born on January 29, 1936 to the late Colon and Louise Brewer Rowe in Raleigh, NC. Jacqueline worked as a Lab Tech in the Health Care Industry for 38 years. She was very active in First Baptist Church of Ahoskie and was an active former member of Christian Harbor Baptist Church of Harrellsville, serving as Sunday School Teacher and other various capacities. Mrs. Baker served as past President of Ahoskie Women’s Club and was very active with the Harrellsville Historical Society. Taking care of her family was top priority for Mrs. Baker and she loved doing things for them especially cooking. Mrs. Baker’s grandson, Gabriel Baker, was her pride and joy, spending as much time as she could with him.
Jacqueline is survived by her loving husband Richard of the home, two sons, Michael Baker and his wife Marla of Askewville, NC and Richard Baker III and his wife Hilary of Raleigh, NC, one grandson, Gabriel Baker of Askewville, NC and one brother, Colon Rowe and his wife Joyce of Richmond, VA.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6:30-7:30 PM at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home. There will be a burial at 9:45 AM followed by a memorial service on Friday, February 14, at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie.
Memorial Donations may be made to Vidant Health- Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice, C/O PCMH Foundation, PO Box 8489, Greenville, NC 27835-8489
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Baker family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.