Edna Dunn Baker, 85, of Wilson, passed peacefully into the presence of her Savior, and regained her sight, on Friday, May 20, 2022, in the care of family and friends who loved her dearly. A visitation will be held Monday, May 23, 2022 at 11a.m., followed by a noon chapel service, officiated by Rev. Craig Simmons, at Joyner’s Funeral Home in Wilson, with burial in Evergreen Memorial Park immediately after.
Edna was born in 1936 near Fountain, the baby of nine, to Eddie & Bertie Dunn. She graduated from Farmville High School, and married the love of her life, Carroll Baker, whom she married at Aspen Grove FWB Church. They moved to Wilson, where they enjoyed nearly 55 years of marriage. Edna was a devoted homemaker and mother but is well known for the years she worked alongside her husband at the family restaurant, The Creamery.
A long-time member of First OFWB Church (now Connect Church), Edna was active in the Women’s Auxiliary and Fideles S.S. Class, but nearest to her heart was delivering audio tapes to “shut-ins,” which she did for many years. Edna loved to cook and crochet, but her favorite time was spent with family, especially her four granddaughters. Though she lost her eyesight in recent years, Edna continued to be a source of encouragement and inspiration, and a mighty prayer warrior for others.
She is survived by a son, Randy, his wife, Nancy, and their daughters, Charli and Cameron, of the Charlotte area; a daughter, Michelle Baker Haller, her husband, Michael, of Clayton; and their daughters, Caroline, of Norfolk, Virginia, and Brynne, of Charlotte; brother, Pete Dunn and wife, Marlene of Wilson; two special sisters-in-law, whom she considered her sisters, Linda Byrum of Pendleton, and Joan Respass of Winterville; and many other extended family members and countless friends.
Edna was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Carroll; her parents, Eddie and Bertie Dunn of Fountain, and seven siblings.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the special ladies who provided care and companionship during Edna’s declining health; Joyce Everett, Gloria Harrell, and Kristi Evans; and especially Elizabeth Williams, Edna Gurganus, and Terri Strickland, who were with her in her final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Home Health & Hospice, 2842 Daisy Lane, Wilson, North Carolina 27896 or Cragmont Assembly, 1233 North Fork Road
Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711.
Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.