Nellie W. Baker

March 3, 1917 - May 27, 2014
Nellie W. Baker

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Nellie W. Baker passed on to her Lord on May 27, 2014 at Autumn Care, Wilmington, NC. Born in LeRaysville, PA on March 3, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Eugenia Warner.

Her much beloved husband David Baker, sister Joyce and brother Elmer predeceased Nellie.

She is survived by two nieces, Carolyn Doolittle and Jean Rich, and several grandnieces and nephews and her caregiver and special friend, Karel Dutton.

Nellie loved life, enjoyed extensive travel, and greatly loved her church family at Windermere Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. She had a long professional career at IBM, New York and also with the Congregational Church in New York City. Her last twenty-four years in Wilmington brought Nellie much pleasure taking organ lessons, going to classes at UNCW Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), playing bridge at the NHC Senior Center and being involved in Windermere Presbyterian’s many church activities. Her love of new learning was infectious. Nellie gave great pleasure to her family, friends and acquaintances with her generosity and humor. Autumn Care at Myrtle Grove is thanked for its special and loving care of Nellie these past four years, most particularly her nurses Meredith Montgomery, Sandra Jarvis, Tabitha Taylor, Tabitha Martin and aide, Lisa Harrelson.

A celebration of life will take place at the Windermere Presbyterian Church on Eastwood Rd at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014 conducted by the Rev. Chris Carlisle and Rev. Walt Griffin.

In lieu of flowers, bequests can be made in Nellie’s memory to the music department of UNCW at 601 S. College Rd, to benefit undergraduate students.

Please share memories and condolences with the family at

Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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  • May 29, 2014
    Col James S McHone MD says:
    To Ms Nellie's family and friends: When your work is done, Your course on earth is run, May it be said,"Well Done"; Be thou at peace. God speed to a wonderful lady. Jim and Linda McHone Elgin,SC

  • May 31, 2014
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope.