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Dorothy Moore Baker / April 15, 2021

Dorothy “Christine” Moore Baker, 83, of Halifax, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. She was born in Pitt County, N.C., on Oct. 13, 1937 to the late Walter David Moore and the late Vennie Bailey “Nolie” Moore. Christine was married to the love of her life, Jesse “Dick” Linwood Baker, for 64 years and they would be celebrating their 65th anniversary on May 27. She was a member of Revelation Baptist Church. Christine retired from BB&T of Centerville and was known for her bright smile and kind heart. She was a friend to all who knew her.

Mrs. Baker is survived by her husband, Jesse “Dick” Linwood Baker; her daughter, Sherry B. Odom and husband James “Jimmy” of Fayetteville, N.C.; grandchildren, Kayla Jarosz and husband Andrew, Drew Stevens, Kelsey Baker, Lindsey Odom and Karley Baker; two great-grandchildren, Adaline and Jace Jarosz; siblings, David Moore and wife Janet of Grimesland, N.C., and Doris Weathersby and husband Jack of Winterville, N.C., and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Kelvin Ray Baker, grandson Ryan Langston Stevens and sister, Sadie Rose Stokes.

A funeral will be held Friday, April 16, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Weathersby officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, funeral service for will be livestream via Powell Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at her home, 1133 Dan River Church Road, Halifax.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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