Mrs. Mary Coward Baker, 85, died on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Born, May 27, 1935 in Richmond County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Coy Coward, Sr. and the late Eliza Smith Coward. Mary was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church and a member of the Marlboro Electric Co-Op WIRE. She worked for the Marlboro County School District and Wallace High School from 1960 until 1997, and her hobbies included, puzzles, knitting and crocheting. She also loved spending time with her grandsons.
Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Thurman Coward, Sr. (Lottie), Jimmy Coward, Sr. (Cleon), Luther Coward (Claire), Harmond Coward, Walker Coward and Coy Coward, Jr.; sisters, Pearl Coward Bullard (Elbert), Annie Coward McKnight (Wade), Mollie Coward Bailey (Eugene) and Beatrice Coward Todd (Don).
Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 65 years, Robert “Bobby” S. Baker, Sr of the home; sons, Robert “Scott” Baker, Jr. (Susan Joan) of Cary, NC and Coy Baker (Becky) of Seven Lakes, NC; grandchildren, Robert “Robby” S. Baker, III and Timothy Coy Baker (Hailey Good); sisters-in-law, Orene Coward, Ruby Coward and Shirley Coward; and a niece, Connie Guinn.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Cheraw First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Old Saint David’s Church Cemetery in Cheraw. A visitation will be held from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. just prior to the service Sunday at the Church.
Memorials may be made to; Connie Maxwell Children’s Ministries, PO Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648 or to Cheraw First Baptist Church, 126 Greene Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.
Online condolences may be made at www.kiserfuneralhome.com.