Margaret Louise Baker
Margaret Louise Baker
  • April 7, 1909 - November 11, 2014
  • North Carolina

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Margaret Louise Harris Baker, age 105, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Grace Heights in Morganton. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, November 14, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Morganton with Dr. Thomas Bland and Rev. Jerry Gamble officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday (today) at Kirksey Funeral Home in Morganton. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park.
Louise was born on April 7, 1909, in Burke County to William Edgar and Mary Elizabeth Kincaid Harris and lived here her entire life. After graduating from Morganton High School in 1929, she was married to Charles Wesley Baker in 1932, and together they raised 2 children. In her later years, Louise lived with her son Bill and his wife Kathryn. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church who was devoted to her family.
Louise is survived by her children, William A. "Bill" Baker Sr., and wife Kathryn of Morganton and Mary Louise Caudill of Richmond, VA.; sister, Gwen Lindsay of Morganton; 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 9 great, great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Baker; son in law, Paul Caudill; sisters, Clyde Radar, Mary Inez Harris, Elsie Halsey and Ydoine (Todd) Smith and great grandson Curtis Baker. Donations may be made in Louise's name to First Baptist Church. Condolences for the family may be left at Services entrusted to Kirksey Funeral Home.