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Joyce Virginia Baker

July 28, 1930 October 16, 2019
Joyce Virginia Baker
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Obituary for Joyce Virginia Baker

Joyce Virginia Childress Baker, 89, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Joyce was born in Carter County, TN on July 28, 1930 to the late Walter Stokes Childress and Elizabeth Rebecca Hart Childress. She was a longtime member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Goldsboro. She was devoted to her church and was involved in many activities where she utilized her gifts and abilities to share the love of God.

A service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Brad Mitchell and Rev. Jack Sauls officiating. Interment will be in Wayne Memorial Park.

Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Marvin Louis Baker; son, Keith Baker; granddaughter, Melody Joyann Smiling and husband Dean; and great-grandchildren, Kian Smiling and River Smiling. She is also survived by a niece, Darlene Mabrey and husband Corkey and special sister-in-law, Faye Duncan and husband Bob.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Baker and great-grandson, Joah Smiling.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in her memory to Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 1086 NC Hwy 111 South, Goldsboro, NC 27534 or to the American Cancer Society, 930B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.

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Funeral Service




2:00 PM 10/21/2019 2:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 10/21/2019 2:30:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1300 Wayne Memorial Drive Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Wayne Memorial Park Final Resting Place

2925 U.S. Hwy. 117 South
Dudley, NC 28333

2925 U.S. Hwy. 117 South Dudley 28333 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Trinity Baptist Church

1086 NC 111
Goldsboro, NC 27534

American Cancer Society


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