MRS. BRENDA FLAKE BAKER
ANSONVILLE - On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Brenda Flake Baker, 70, went to be with her Lord and Savior while at Duke University Medical Center surrounded by her dear family.
There will be a service to celebrate her life at 3:00pm Sunday, January 31, 2021 at First Baptist Church, Wadesboro with Rev. Dr. Harry Workman officiating. Interment will follow in Anson Memorial Park.
There will be an informal visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
Family and friends may also pay their respects and sign a register at Leavitt Funeral Home on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 12 noon until 6:00pm.
Brenda was born January 4, 1951 in Anson County, NC and was the daughter of the late Johnnie Boyce Baker, Jr and Johnsie Trexler Baker. She was a 1969 graduate of Bowman High School.
She worked as a Teacher’s Assistant with Anson County Schools and it was during that time that she further pursued her education. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Special Education with a concentration on mentally handicapped children. She worked for 14 years as a Special Education teacher at Unionville Elementary School. Following retirement, Brenda once again worked with Anson County Schools, being on staff at Peachland-Polkton Elementary School.
Brenda was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Wadesboro for more than 30 years. She was involved in various interests in the church including Vacation Bible School Director, Sunday School Teacher, Chancel Choir Member, Host and Hostess Committee, Children’s sermon coordinator, Nursery committee and active with the youth ministry while her children were involved by chaperoning their trips and outings.
Prior to uniting with First Baptist Church, she and her family were members at Brown Creek Baptist Church, where she served as choir director and Boy Scout leader. She also served as President of the PTO at Peachland Middle School many years ago.
Brenda loved being outdoors working in her yard and gardening. She often cooked meals for her family and friends using the vegetables from her garden.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Jeania Flake Martin (Linc) of Ansonville, Michael John Flake and Christy Rose Flake, both of Wadesboro, their daddy, Eddie Flake of Wadesboro; her grandchildren, Walt Martin, Jack Martin, and Tucker Rose Flake; her brother, Kenny Baker (Margaret) of Florence, SC; her sister-in-law, Susie Flake Bonds (Bobby) of Mt. Pleasant; her niece, Marney Baker Boatwright (Butch) of Florence, SC and nephew, Cal Baker (Tamala) of Myrtle Beach, SC; and her many cousins and their families.
Brenda also loved and cared for her 3 dogs: Oliver, Della, and Roxie.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Hampton Tucker Flake and her brother, Boyce Allen Baker.
Of all her accomplishments in life, her children share that being a loving and devoted mama and also “Moomie” to her grandchildren were her greatest accomplishments of all. She cared for her granddaughter, Tucker Rose, for the last 4 years and often remarked that Tucker Rose was the light of the family.
It was Brenda’s request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to First Baptist Church, Blessings in a Bookbag Ministry, PO Box 423, Wadesboro, NC 28170.
Surely goodness and mercy followed her all the days of her life and she will now dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com