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Ms. Betty Jean Baldwin, age 74, a native of Jackson (Winn Community) and resident of Mobile for 48 years was born January 13, 1949 to the loving parentage of the late Mr. Prentis Baldwin and the late Mrs. Pearlie Mae Todd Baldwin. She departed this life August 24, 2023, surrounded by her loving and devoted sister, Margie.
Ms. Baldwin, affectionately known as Jean to family and friends, accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at the Saint Luke Baptist Church of Grove Hill. Later in childhood, she united with the family church, Berry’s Chapel AME Zion of the Winn Community, where she continued to grow in the fear and admonition of the Lord. At Berry’s Chapel, she served loyally as an usher, choir member, class leader, and a member of the finance committee.
She was educated in the Clarke County School System and graduated from Wilson Hall High School, Grove Hill. She furthered her education at her beloved Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala. where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with concentration in the field of Accounting. She retired from the Albert P. Brewer Developmental Center as the Business Manager. She was also employed with Circuit City and Mobile Convention Center.
She was an active member of the Mobile-Tuskegee Club where she served as Treasurer. Betty loved watching movies, listening to music, shopping, and enjoying her niece and nephews, who she claimed as her very own children. She won many lasting friends as the result of her quick wit and friendly personality. She always had concern for others and often put their needs ahead of her own. She was known for her jovial spirit and loved to make people laugh.
Loving memories will be cherished in the hearts of her devoted sister and care-giver, Margie Baldwin Calhoun of Mobile; one nephew, Robert Bradley (Natalie) Calhoun of Fairhope; one great nephew, Christian Powell of Springfield, Virginia; one great niece, Anna Bradley Calhoun of Fairhope; one aunt, Lorena Williams of Pascagoula, Miss.; one great uncle, John Bumpers, Jr., of California; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. at Berry’s Chapel AMEZ Church in Jackson. The interment ceremony and burial followed in the Bumpers Family Cemetery in Winn.
Services are entrusted to Andrews Funeral Home in Jackson. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.andrewsfuneralhomejackson.com and on Andrews Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tuskegee University, Office of Advancement & Development, Tuskegee University, P.O. Box 1304, Tuskegee Institute, AL 36087. 34-1tc