Emily Hill Baker, 57, went to be with the Lord, Friday, February 13, 2009, following a long, courageous battle with cancer. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late John Blythe and Ida Mae Hill. A member of Calvary Baptist Church in Fairview, she was a sister in Christ to many, and a friend to all. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Hill Bishop; a niece, Miranda Banks; a great niece, Madison Banks; and a nephew, Chad Hill.
Survivors include her loving husband of twenty-two years, Kenneth Baker; a daughter, Laura Baker of Boone; two step-sons, Kristopher Baker, serving with the US Army in Vincenza, Italy, Dustin Baker of Gulfport, MS; four brothers, John B. Hill, Jr. of Marietta, Ga, Charles ìLeeî Hill of Flat Rock, Donald Hill of Dana, Paul Hill of Winterpark, FL; four sisters, Mary Hill Cleveland of Salisbury, Louise Hill Spurlin of Maiden, Ann Hill Hutchinson of Fletcher, Priscilla Hill Wyatt of Westminster, SC; three grandchildren, Juliette Baker, Kira Baker, Dustin Baker, Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 11:00 am Monday, February 16, 2009 at Calvary Baptist Church in Fairview. Revs. Bob Ponder, Chris Reese, and Don Fox will officiate. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 pm Sunday at Forest Lawn Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Guests may sign a register book at www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.
Forest Lawn Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
I remember Emily from high school. She was always a very kind and sweet person. She will be missed. My husband is also going through a long battle with cancer so I know how hard it is for everyone concerned. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thank you all for your comments and prayers.I believe the pastors at Emily’s service eulogized her life very well. Precious in passing from her temporary home into her permanent one, running the good race to victory,and always loving God.May the Lord God of Israel and this world bless each of you for the comfort you’ve given my family and me during this time.
I didn’t know Emily very well, but I have heard great things about her. My sympathies go to the family and to Ann and Pricilla, with whom I have worked with. My God Bless you all!
I was so sad to hear about Emily. We went to school together and we all loved Emily! She was such a sweet person and a good friend to everyone. Our thoughts are with you all.
Susan Lively Neal
EHHS Class of ’69
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I graduated from high school with Emily and really enjoyed knowing her. She was always so friendly and nice. I think Emily and I held the record for having the youngest children in the Class of 1969. May God be with you at this difficult time and always. Take comfort that she is with God.
Dear Family Of Emily
Emily was a dear friend of mine. We worked togather at Berkeley.She was a great christian, and she lived it every day.You could see Christ in her life. I am so saddened, about her passing, but I know that she is home now. Lowee Joyal
I am so sorry to hear of Emily’s passing. She was a true friend. When I went out of work at KC and became disabled, Emily sent me cards of encouragement more than a few times. My condolances to all of her family. Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain.
Clyde and I have both been sick this past week and wish not to spread germs by coming. But we both wish your familoy that we had much respect and love for Emily for she was gentle and kind and a person of truth. We are so sorry and please let the family Ciller and Ann that we are praying for the family and we know Emily is in the presents of our savior now. and He is holding her near. Clyde and Gleanus Gilliam
Laura and family,
I am sorry I couldn’t be there for support today, but I wanted you to know that you are in my prayers. I am always here for a shoulder to lean on.
I am so sorry to hear of Emily’s passing. I was in her Sunday School class while growing up in Upward. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.