WADESBORO — Willie Baker Carpenter, 87, passed away Oct. 20, 2012 at Ambassador Health and Rehab in Wadesboro surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Deep Creek Baptist Church with her husband, the Rev. D.W. Carpenter, the Rev. Ronnie Grizzle, the Rev. Mark Perko and the Rev. George Senter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will greet friends at the church from 2-3 p.m.
Carpenter was born Sept. 6, 1925 in Anson County, a daughter of the late William Jackson Baker Sr. and the late Nezzie Chewning Baker. Following her mother’s early death, she was raised by her stepmother, Molly Forbes Baker.
Surviving are her loving and faithful husband of 64 years, the Rev. D.W. Carepenter of the home; her brothers and sister, Richard (Joanne) Baker of Stallings, Edward (Sarah Frances) Baker and William “W.J.” (Brenda) Baker Jr., both of Wadesboro, and Anna Murdock of Lilesville; her sister-in-law, Edna Baker of Wadesboro; special nieces, Linda (Eric) Pilkenton of Lenoir and Debbie Jarman of Wadesboro; great-nephews and great-niece, Adam Jarman of Charlotte, Justin Jarman and John (Nicole) Jarman, both of Apex, and Emily Jarman of Wadesboro; and many other nieces and nephews and their families.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Myrtle (Matthew) Morris, Iva Mae Baker, Irene (Ballard) Knotts, and brothers, Thomas (Eva) Baker, Norman (Izzy) Baker, Gene (Elle) Baker and Hurley Baker.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Wanda Steele, 321 Maysville Road, Morven, NC 28119 or to the Gideon’s International Anson Camp, P.O. Box 904, Wadesboro, NC 28170.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfuneralhomewadesboro.com