Wanda Lee Baker

October 31, 1943
September 16, 2023 (79 years old)
Elkton, VA

The profound grief felt by the community of Elkton, Virginia, is palpable as they come to terms with the loss of Wanda Lee Baker, a cherished and revered figure. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, and having lived a full life of 79 years, Wanda’s passing on September 16, 2023, marks the end of an era. Her life was a testament to the strength of human spirit, resilience, and the power of familial bonds.

Growing up under the nurturing guidance of her parents, Percy and Grace Ann Crawford Mowbray, Wanda imbibed values that she later instilled in her own children. Her life was interwoven with love and memories she created with her late husband, Sheldon Dwight Baker, and the legacy they together left behind.

Her life was surrounded by the affection and admiration of her children, Darrell, Jeff, Bobby, and Debbie. Their shared moments of laughter, joy, challenges, and milestones paint a vivid picture of a life well-lived. Moreover, Wanda’s brothers, Stanford and Gary, were an integral part of her journey, offering their unwavering support and love.

Generations have been graced with her wisdom – from her grandchildren who looked up to her as a beacon of inspiration to her great-grandchildren who were regaled with tales of yesteryears. Each one has been touched by her kindness, and her lessons will resonate with them for years to come.

The community is invited to partake in celebrating Wanda’s life. On Tuesday, September 19th, an evening of remembrance will be held at the Kyger Funeral Home. This will be followed by a funeral service and burial the next day, serving as an homage to a life that left an indelible mark on all who knew her.

In honoring Wanda’s legacy, memorial contributions directed to Journey’s Crossing would be a fitting tribute to her lasting impact on the community.

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