Mrs. Magdline Baker, 74, of Cleveland, N.C., was born in Iredell County on February 2, 1946. She departed this life on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C., following an extended illness. Mrs. Baker was a high school graduate and at one time was employed by Cannon Mills.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life her son, William “Terry” Cherry of Charlotte; her daughter, Sharon Renee Baker of Statesville; two grandchildren, Shambriea Michwaine and Lavarius Patterson; her brother, Roscoe (Nelly) Kennerly of Mooresville; her sister, Linda Barber of Cleveland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Friday, June 19, 2020, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home in Statesville, N.C.

General Public viewing will begin at 12 noon on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at the funeral home and will resume on Friday, June 19, from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour.

There will be no public visitation. Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 crisis, Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, has been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. You can only enter the funeral with a funeral pass, which will be given to the family.

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Baker Family.

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