Cheryl Denise Frederick Baker

June 29, 1960 - March 9, 2016
Cheryl Denise Frederick Baker

Cheryl Denise Frederick Baker, 55, beloved wife of Donald W. Baker, of Castle Hayne, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, surrounded by her family. She fought a long courageous battle with cancer, defiant and determined not to give up.

Cheryl’s love for the Lord and family defined her. She was devoted to her husband, children, and grandbabies, who were so precious to her. She exuded love and lived her life serving others. She epitomized the true meaning of the word “genuine” and immeasurably blessed the lives of all who knew her. Although her life on Earth may have ended, her legacy lives on through the love and memories she leaves behind.

Along with her husband Donald, Cheryl is survived by her children; Roseann Beastrom, Amanda Baker, Roxanne Grizzard and Dana Cathcart; her siblings, Helen Odum and her husband Wayne, Clarence “Buzzy” Frederick, David Frederick, Jeff Ozmen and his wife Lauren, and Sheila Winters and her husband Jeff, her  grandchildren, Dana Cathcart, Jeremy Cathcart, Johnny Ray Grizzard, Brianna Grizzard, Blake Beastrom, Miles Brewer, amd Willow Brewer; her nieces and nephews, Carrie Willis, Brittany Odum, Crystal Bobbitt, Melanie Strait, Jeff Odum, Dennis Odum, Jason Frederick, and Colt Ozmen.  Cheryl also leaves behind a very special friend, Kay Seeger. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arlene “Pat” Echols and Clarence R. Frederick.

Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Wrightsboro Baptist Church with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m. Pastor Brad Harrison will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Wrightsboro Baptist Church Living Cross Ministry 2736 Castle Hayne Rd. Wilmington, NC, 28401 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC, 28401.

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  • March 11, 2016
    Brenda Pope Chandler says:
    I have known Cheryl for many years as I worked at Wrightsboro Baptist Church for 21 years. Cheryl was always the sweetest, most kind and sincere person I know. Always loving with a sweet smile for everyone. I am a better person for having known her. Rest in Peace my friend. You will be missed and forever in our hearts. Much love and prayers to the family whom she loved and cherished so much.

  • March 11, 2016
    Kristie Lynn Campbell says:
    Cheryl had a smile that would light up a room. A spirit that inspired everyone around her. I'm so happy she touched my life. ❤️

  • March 11, 2016
    Lisa Nielsen says:
    Cheryl...I have never known a more courageous person in all my life. She was so strong and kept such a positive attitude during her illness. And the whole time praising God. Cheryl found beauty in all things...I remember a time when we were out at the ballpark together watching Blake play. And in between innings we would go looking for 4 leaf clovers. She was bound and determined to find one. And guess what, she did! Cheryl you are missed by so many people, but will never be forgotten. Love you.

  • March 11, 2016
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  • March 11, 2016
    Anna Drozdowicz says:
    my deepest condolences to the entire Family will miss you dear friend and my sister rest in peace my dear angel