Nell Cross Baldwin

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Nell Cross Baldwin, 101, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at her home.

Mrs. Baldwin was born September 23, 1919 in Fairfax, VA to the late William Wallace Cross and Eunice Madeline Allder Cross. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ed Lincoln Baldwin; sons, Harold and Edward Baldwin, three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Baldwin was a member of Tuckerdale Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her garden and quilting.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Julian Owen and the Rev. Lloyd Day. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Larry Shepherd. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., prior to the service at Badger Funeral Home.

Mrs. Baldwin is survived by one son, Wayne Baldwin of Lansing; six daughters, Jean Key of Lansing, Mildred Blevins (Sherman) of Greensboro, Linda Stevens of Brown Summit, Darlene Griffitts of Lansing, Lois Ham (Kenny) of West Jefferson and Beverly Poe (Edward) of Todd; 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, special friend, Kathleen Keaton of Lansing; and caregiver, Vanessa Dishman also survive.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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