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 Wilma Lee <I>Young</I> Baldwin

Wilma Lee Young Baldwin

Legg, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Death 10 Oct 2006 (aged 79)
Teays Valley, Putnam County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Sissonville, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
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Wilma Lee Young Baldwin, 79, of Charleston went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006.
She had been resting from a recent surgery on the arteries in her neck. She had a massive stroke at her son's home in Teays Valley on Oct. 9 and was rushed to the hospital and never regained consciousness. She slipped into a coma and lost her ability to breathe on her own.

She was born on May 30, 1927, to William H. Young and Recie Hughart Young on a farm on Tuppers Creek in Sissonville.

She married the Rev. Noble Ray Baldwin, a former Columbia Gas employee. They had one son, Michael D. Baldwin. She lived her married life on Sugar Creek Drive, Charleston.
She was a wonderful and devoted mother, mother-in-law, and wife, and an immaculate homemaker. She could make anyone's living quarters look beautiful. She enjoyed decorating, cleaning and painting her own home and her son and daughter-in-law's and others, if asked. She was an extremely neat, clean and organized person about her home and herself.

She was a devout Christian. She enjoyed discussing scriptures from the Bible with her relatives and friends. She loved reading and watching compassionate stories on television. She loved religious and country music, nature, the changing seasons and animals. She enjoyed being around and opening her heart as a surrogate grandmother to the foster children of her son and students of her daughter-in-law over the years. She was loving and kind to her daughter-in-law's siblings, nieces and nephews. She enjoyed traveling, watching her son, a musician - a percussionist/drummer - play outdoor musical concerts in various bands in which he performed. She also enjoyed adventure, riding on her son's Jet Ski on the Kanawha River, with her son and daughter-in-law when she was in her late 60s and early 70s.

She was a very shy woman to people she didn't know. However, to family and close friends, she was an extremely petite person with a "big, loving and helping heart." She will be sadly missed.
Wilma is survived by her son, Michael Dean Baldwin, a fire control inspector with the West Virginia Division of Highways, and her daughter-in-law, Dr. Deborah Jean Jones Baldwin, a counselor for Kanawha County schools at Stonewall Jackson Middle School.
She also loved our spoiled and human-like female schnauzer, a granddog named Mitzi.
She is also survived by her siblings, Russell Young, Herschel Young and Aileen Moles, all of Charleston. She had several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Noble R. Baldwin, formerly of New Prospect Baptist Church on Tuppers Creek; her parents, William and Recie Hughart Young; and her siblings, Lillian Eskridge, Verna Sigmon, Virgil Young and Glennis Young.
She was saddened by the passing of her grandcat, Jessica, a calico she loved and spoiled for 20 years and who was buried in the pet cemetery at Floral Hills.
Special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at CAMC General Hospital who made her last hours comfortable and comforting to her and the family. Thanks to Alfred F. Jones, brother of Dr. Debi Jones Baldwin, and to Sherry Ballard, a family friend, who helped take care of her and keep her company during the last year of her life.

Special thanks to Dunbar Medical Associates, Dr. Paul Kuryla and his nurse, Lynn, for all the compassionate and caring years of service to Wilma and her family.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Naylor of New Prospect Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico.
Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Baldwin family.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 25459547
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Wilma Lee Young Baldwin (30 May 1927–10 Oct 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25459547, citing Floral Hills Garden of Memories Cemetery, Sissonville, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Phyllis Cooper (contributor 46956948) .