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Celebrating the life of....Valinda Gayle Baldwin

September 22, 1955 - November 4, 2020

Funeral Service: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Hillside Church

201 Culbreth Road, Chapel Hill


Her Seed of Life

God looked around his garden and found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth and saw her face. He put his arms around Valinda Gayle Baldwin to welcome her into his heavenly garden. A bud who blossomed on September 22, 1955 to the late Gradie and Aline Burnette Baldwin in Chapel Hill, North Carolina was picked on November 4, 2020 to enhance God’s garden. We know his garden must be beautiful, because he only takes the best.

“Gayle” as she was affectionately called by family and friends received her education within Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system. She worked for the University of Chapel Hill until her health declined. Realizing the importance of Christ, she continuously studied the word of God, and maintained her prayer life while celebrating the goodness of God.

Love and grace represents Gayle’s stem of life. She allowed her petals to expand as a sister, an aunt, a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother, a cousin and a friend. Gayle loved her family. She was an amazing mother and enjoyed spending her spare time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. During her leisure time, Gayle also enjoyed reading. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone; for a part of us went with you the day God called you home.

Gayle was proceeded in death by her parents, two brothers, James “JP” Burnette and Perry Baldwin, and one great-grandson, Jasiel Paul.


Gayle leaves to cherish her memories are her children, Coretta (Patrick) Sharpless of Durham, NC, Jerry Baldwin of the home and Joey (Myranda) Baldwin of Mebane, NC; four grandchildren, Valinda, Jermishia, Ja’Miya, and Shanya; four great-grandchildren Jaquari´, Zarielle, Jazarah and Jaylyn; three sisters; Barbara Wall and Joyce Baldwin both of Chapel Hill, NC, Virginia (George) Cates of Pittsboro, NC; one brother, Ray (Ann) Baldwin of Hillsborough NC; one sister-in-law, Alvater Burnette and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

“Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day,

unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear”.

Prayerfully Submitted, The Family


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