Mrs. Mollie Bell Baker, daughter of the late Robert and Lizzie McCormick was born September 13, 1943, in Rowland, North Carolina. She was educated in the public schools of Robeson County. At an early age she professed her faith in Jesus Christ while attending McDonald Baptist Church but later through the years she became a member of Truth and Faith Ministries where she was the "Mother" of the church and a very faithful woman of God.
She was united in holy matrimony to James Oscar Baker on January 3, 1965. This union was blessed with five children. James better known as "Buddy" preceded her in death on February 6, 2006. Mrs. Baker was an active and faithful member of her church. She sang on the choir; she was on the usher board, and she loved to clean the church. She never met a stranger; she loved everyone and would take time to pray with a complete stranger when she was led to do so. She loved cooking and would feed the neighborhood. She loved gardening, making decorative picture frames and floral arrangements. She was blessed with the gift of healing. She could pray the fire out of a burn. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt to her family. She peacefully departed this life Sunday, January 23, 2022 at home in the loving care of her family in Lumberton, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her brother Robert McCormick Jr., her sister Alice Ruth Spears, and her brother Willie McCormick Jr.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children: James Derrick Baker (Pamela) of Shallotte, NC, Amy Baker-Harris (Darren) of the home, Kennie Baker of Lumberton, Diane Baker-Dixon (Ernest) of Lumberton, NC, and Donnie Baker (Alisha) of Hope Mills, North Carolina; A special daughter Annie Castro Faggert and a special son Dwight Bostic. Eleven grandchildren Ten Great grandchildren, two Great great-grandchildren and eight step- grandchildren: brothers James Thomas McCormick (Evelyn) of Lumberton, NC, Joshua McCormick (Mary) of Lumberton, NC and a sister Mageline McCormick of High Point, NC. Two special nieces Tereser Williams and Kathrine Chatman both of High Point, NC and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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