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
    Ed and Shirley Stone says:
    Please accept our deepest sympathy for Donald & all of Cheryl's family. She was a special lady and will be missed.

  • March 11, 2016
    Nancy Sims says:
    Cheryl you were my first friend when I moved to North Carolina. The last few years we got involved in our lives and probably didn't keep in touch as much as we should have but I still thought of you as a close friend. The Baker family is in my heart and prayers .

  • March 11, 2016
    Jennifer Bedford says:
    Roseann, Amanda and Donald, words cannot express how my heart breaks for all of you. Cheryl was an amazing woman and I know she will be missed. Love and wishes for peace to all of you! Xoxo Jenn <3

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