Dorothy Deborah Stanton

June 3, 1950November 17, 2020

On November 17, 2020 Dorothy Deborah Stanton (nee Baker), 70 of Baltimore, Maryland died peacefully at home with family after a short fight with cancer. Dorothy, who would come to be called Debbie was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 3, 1950, the youngest of 7 children born to Patrick Albert Baker and Dorothy Louise Buchman. She had 3 sisters, Jacqueline, Evelyn and Patricia and 3 brothers, Robert,Joseph and Stephen.

Debbie was a long time dispatcher and driver for Maryland Taxi in Laurel, Maryland and also drove a truck in the late 70's and 80's when it was primarily a man's field. Debbie loved flowers and being outdoors and could be found selling plants and flowersat her roadside stand in the summer and selling Christmas trees in the winter. A strong, independent woman, Debbie was a free spirit with wanderlust who loved to go on adventures whenever the mood struck her, which was often. If you got into her beloved truck with her only two things were certain - it wouldn't be a quick trip andit would be fun. You never knew where you would end up either. She might take you shopping or to play bingo at Bingo World, you might go swimming at the aquatic center or you might just end up halfway across the country on a once in a lifetime adventure. Debbiewas generous to those she loved and would stop at nothing to see a loved one happy.

Debbie is survived by her daughter Linda Pearl Shipe Moore of Glen Burnie, Maryland, her son Ralph Patrick Benjamin Shipe of Randallstown, Maryland, her son Jonathan Tobias Shipe (Sarah) of Dundalk, Maryland, 9 grandchildren, Brandon, Britni, Nicolas,Cierra, Anthony, Bradley, Elissa, Autumn and Chloe, 1 great grandson Rex, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Predeceased by her husband, Robert Joseph Stanton along with her parents and siblings, Debbie was also preceded in death by her son, Michael Wayne Shipe.

A private viewing for immediate family was held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 and a celebration of life will be held at a later date, yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks instead that you grab a loved one (or a few) and go on an adventure, in Debbie's name. Life is short. Live it and love each other.



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Brenda Riley

November 24, 2020

My first memories of Aunt Debbie is when I was a young child. She would come pick my grandma Patty and my sister Barbara up and take us to aunt Jackie’s house for the day. Then I didn’t see her for many years. When I gotten older in my adult years we came back into contact and spent many days together at my sisters house, different beaches and family functions. Then I even had the pleasure of her living with me at my house and she helped watch my kids when I went to work. We had many days of long conversations. I will miss our breakfast and brunch dates. It was such a pleasure being your niece, my kids and I are deeply saddened by your death and hope you are in heaven with many family & friends that have passed before us. I hope you are waiting for me when it’s my turn to walk into those pearly gates of Heaven. Definitely a beautiful soul, so loving and honest. I love you forever, your great niece Brenda

Terry Baker

November 23, 2020

I only remember Aunt Debbie as a child. I always wondered what happen to her. She was my fathers Joe Baker sister . I saw her quite a bite as a child. I always loved her. I searched for her on Facebook and other places without success. I learned from my sister who saw on Jim Langley post that she died. I hope her life was good. Rest in peace Aunt Debbie.

Diana Greene

November 22, 2020

My first memories of you were thinking you were my older sister because my Mom and Dad were raising you but you were my Moms sister. You loved me so much, you always made me feel special. I was so sad when ever you went away. Sometimes you would say "I going to get a pack of cigarettes " you wouldn't come back for months. You made it back from one of your trips to be my maid of honor and it truly filled my heart. I hate we missed a decade before you passed but feel blessed I got to see you and laugh and tell you I love you. I cant believe your gone and the tears are rolling as I type. You were so much a part of me and a emptiness that can never be filled. I know you are enjoying your new mansion with Mike and the rest of them. Love you forever.

Nancy Rhodes

November 21, 2020

Its really hard not to cry for u Deb...your soul has been set back with Mike where you have wanted to be since he left you....

Nancy Rhodes

November 21, 2020

Deb was my BFF since 1974....when i left Md. in 1978 we lost touch for many years but she never was far from my thoughts .....we talked every few week.s got to see each other again in 2016...was just like years apart had never happened....all the pain n suffering r over for her now....all the memories i will cherish forever....all the road trips...the year we made r kids up as one n only trip to her beloved beach...with her n r kids...her love of the ocean.....she gave so much love to those around her...her kids were her life...she is with Mike again....Fly High Thelma...ur Louise will never forget all the good times...plz watch over the boys n I ...send us forever n always....prayers for ur family n friends...

Elissa Shipe

November 21, 2020

a beautiful angel. it was an honor to be your granddaughter. i would do anything to hear you sing, or whistle while going through pictures. I miss you dearly. i only hope wherever you are it's peaceful and beautiful, and with our other angels. Ill take you everywhere I go, especially all the adventures I go on. you're memory will never be forgotten, I've loved and will continue to love you so much. (っ˘з(˘⌣˘ ) save me a spot at the table.

Miike Adcock

November 20, 2020

I will also remember her laugh . She was super nice my most found memory I have was me and my mother (Jean Adcock ) and Debbie heading to West Virginia for the good ole family reunion oh what a joyous journey it was a real hoot with those two. Two very free sprinted people gone
( Jean adcock ) way too soon. Love you always ♥️ Rip until we meet again aunt Debbie

Cheryl Ann Baker axelson

November 20, 2020

Aunt Debbie would sometimes stay at our house when we lived on 24st. She would treat me as a daughter but she was my friend. She would always fix my hair in a fancy style.


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