Shelia Rae Baker, a devoted Christian and beloved mother, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of faith, love, and service. Her life was a testament to the power of faith, evident in her unwavering trust in God through every circumstance.
Ms. Baker, a resident of North Augusta, SC, was born in Baltimore, MD on March 21st, 1950 to the late Harold Baker and Elizabeth Dryden.
Shelia worked for many years for Bi-Lo grocery stores in North Carolina and Georgia, where she was a diligent Produce Manager. Watching the Atlanta Braves baseball games was her passion, and she rarely missed tuning in for a game. True to her name, Ms. Baker loved to bake, lovingly preparing cookies and treats for her family and friends. Her famed apricot cookies were always a treasured gift.
When her health declined and she was no longer able to work, Ms. Baker continued to serve others. Her heart overflowed with compassion, always seeking to help and visit neighbors and church members in their time of need. She was a dedicated servant, and her selflessness left an indelible impact on those fortunate enough to know her.
Above all, Shelia was a beloved mother who poured her love and wisdom into her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her guidance, nurturing spirit, and unwavering support were a source of strength for her family, shaping them into individuals who carry forward her legacy of faith, kindness, and generosity.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Baker is preceded in death by her brother Tommy Baker, and sisters Della Loretta Trovinger, Barbara Baker Fontz, and Nancy Baker Stone.
She is survived by her daughter Barbara (Dean) Ellisor, son David (Jennifer) Dismuke, son Steven (Julie) Dismuke, her seven grandchildren: Brandon (Janellie) Wells, Brittany Wells, Blake (Lindsay) Wells, Grace Dismuke, Samantha Fuller, Abbi Fuller, and Ava Fuller, and her three adored great-children Nate, Lucy, and Barrett.
The family is very appreciative of the leaders and members of Warren Baptist Church and Curtis Baptist Church who provided prayers and care to Ms. Baker over the years.
She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son, Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 2:00 P.M with Dr. Mark Sterling officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers please donate to American Heart Association.
Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com