2011-06-30 / Obituaries

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-inlaw, 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.

The service will be June 30 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church in Grove Hill with Rev. Cory Pruitt officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church Cemetery.

Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.

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