2011-06-23 / Front Page

Baldwin

Ella Lucresia Taite Baldwin, age 79, of Winn died June 23, 2011 at her residence surrounded by family and friends.
She was born Feb. 3, 1932. She was a native of Grove Hill. She was the daughter of the late Earnestine Coates and Elmore Taite.
Affectionately known as "Mo-dear", "Lil-Sis" and "Sis-Sis" by family members, many referred to her as "the lady with the long fingernails". Mrs. Baldwin is remembered as never having met a stranger. She was a loving mother and grandmother, always giving unselfishly of her time, self and energies to family and friends.
Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Baldwin, Jackson, Paula (Ivan) Love, Grove Hill; three sisters, Floretta Dickinson, Scyrene, Lillie (Wilbur) Moultrie, Juanita Taite, all of Grove Hill; one brother, Thomas (Mary) Taite, Grove Hill; brothers-in-law, Sidney Love Jr., Grove Hill, Melvin Baldwin Sr.,  Cartersville, Ga.; a devoted granddaughter, April Baldwin; godson, Tommy Kidd; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a devoted niece, Gladys Kidd; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Waverly "Dub" Baldwin; three sisters, Minnie Mae Martin, Voncile Love and Rena Green; and one brother, Ananias Taite.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Funeral Home in Jackson. A second viewing will be Thursday, June 30, from 12 noon until the funeral hour at 2 p.m., at Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church in Grove Hill with Rev. Cory Pruitt officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.
 

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