Jane Jernigan Baker

November 29, 1930 - February 16, 2019

11/29/1930 - 02/16/2019

Past Services

Tuesday February 19, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Wednesday February 20, 2019
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Wednesday February 20, 2019
2:00 pm
Aulander Baptist Church
109 Harmon Street
Aulander, NC 27805

Jane Jernigan Baker, 88, of Aulander, died peacefully on February 16, 2019.

Mrs. Baker, daughter of the late George Dewey Jernigan and Moell Bazemore Jernigan, was a native of Bertie County. She graduated from Aulander High School and attended East Carolina Teachers College as well as Chowan College. She was employed by the United States Postal Service and eventually served as the Aulander Postmaster for several years prior to her retirement. She was a former member of Connaritsa Baptist Church where she served as an organist and choir director for an extended period of time. During recent years, she served her Lord as a member of Aulander Baptist Church where she participated in the choir and other church ministries. Mrs. Baker was a God-fearing woman who held an unwavering love for her entire family and was well known for her wonderful sense of humor.

Mrs. Baker is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Carrington Earl “Shorty” Baker; brothers, Mahlon Jernigan and George Dewey Jernigan, Jr.

Mrs. Baker will be lovingly remembered by her son, Garry Baker (Amy) of Ahoskie; daughters, Peggy Cayton (Carl) of Ahoskie and Holley Meade (Jay); grandchildren, Dr. Chad Cayton (Tiffany) of Tarboro, Garrett Baker of Edenton, Dustin Baker of Elizabeth City, Dr. Kristen Cayton Browning (Nick) of Greenville, Bryan Drew (Rachel) of Greenville, and Brittany Drew of Greenville; great-grandchildren, William Shephard Cayton and Brantley Nash Drew; a brother, Joe Richard Jernigan of Aulander.

A visitation will be held at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Home-Ahoskie, 205 NC HWY 42 West, Ahoskie, NC on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. The family will receive visitors at other times in the home of Peggy and Carl Cayton on Liverman Mill Road, Ahoskie.

A celebration of Mrs. Baker’s life will be held at Aulander Baptist Church, 109 Harmon Street, Aulander on Wednesday, February 20,
2019 at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to The Village at Woods Edge – Asa’s Neighborhood Memory Care at The Village, 1401 North High Street, Franklin, VA 23851 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Home will be serving the Baker family and online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Wanda Burke
5 years ago

Sending love and hugs to all the family. I have such wonderful memories of her and I working together. She was always so uplifting. Her smile was contagious and she will truly be missed by so many.

Freida Ingram
5 years ago

What a beautiful soul. I am so sorry to hear that she is gone. I will always remember the time I had with her and her wonderful sense of humor!

Steve and Shirl Minton
5 years ago

Our sincere condolences on the loss of your lovely mother and grandmother.

Gay Feher
5 years ago

“Miss” Jane always had a smile and a kind word.
Thinking of you all.

Patty Fteeman
5 years ago

Garry, Peggy and family, I know that Jane will be dearly missed…she was such a wonderful woman….I admired the time that I was able to be a caregiver for her when she was at the village…the conversations we had, the laughter’s we had Jane like to be in the middle of it all…I knew how she liked to carry herself because I always tried to dress her up and she wouldn’t have wanted it any other way…Jane liked to be involved and know everything that was going on and not miss a conversation… my prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Bonnie Langdale
5 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss.One of the sweetest women you ever want to meet.

Johnnie Ray & Paula Farmer
5 years ago

God bless Mrs Baker’s family with comfort. She was a sweet, wonderful, Christian woman. Love and prayers to all ❤️