Walter Melvin Baldwin
May 11, 1936 – May 8, 2019
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants. Psalms 116:15
Walter M. Baldwin was born May 11, 1936 in Lumpkin, Georgia to the late Clyie and Sadie Baldwin. He was the second eldest of three children. Walter received his early education in Georgia.
Walter worked for Canada Dry Beverage Company as a truck driver and warehouse manager for forty-two dedicated years before retiring in June of 1999. Walter was a man full of life and energy; he especially enjoyed traveling, fishing, bowling, playing cards and playing the lottery. With his abundance of hobbies, nothing compared to his love of spending time with his family.
With a smile that could light up the darkest room, Walter often had good words for everyone that he encountered. To know Walter, you knew that he truly enjoyed to cook (which he excelled at) and would feed people. A simple joy of his, was the back and forth with his sister-in-law Essie Curtis about being in his kitchen. Walter was not secretive about his cooking skills; he would share his talents with his grandchildren.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
During his walk with Christ, Walter took roots and made decision to make Saint James A.M.E Church his home. Walter was a member of the Sons of Allen and a proud member of the male choir.
On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be. Therefore, He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, "Come to me."
Walter leaves to cherish his love and memories a devoted wife Mrs. Mary Baker Baldwin; two sons Walter Baldwin Jr and Reginald Baker; three daughters Darlene Liars, Dianne Davis, and Tangela Baker; eleven grandchildren Derrick, Sherricka, Tavia, Cameria, latitian, Tiara, David, Lalithia, Antani, LaRonda and Walter; twenty-six great-grandchildren; two sisters Marilyn Wright, and Essie Curtis; four brothers Kenneth Baldwin (Theresa), George Scott (Ruth), E.B. Scott (Mary), Alonzie Scott (Gwen); one aunt Mrs. Ana Marie Anderson (James), a special friend and neighbor Benny Jones, a special great grand-daughter Alaysia Clayton as well as a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, church members and friends.
A visitation is scheduled for May 17, 2019 from 6-8pm at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 2323 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for May 18, 2019 at Victory A.M.E Church, 5202 S 86th St in Progress Village, Tampa, FL 33619 at 1:45 P.M. Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, 4615 E Hanna Ave, Tampa, FL 33610.
- Mary Baker Baldwin, Wife
- Walter Baldwin, Jr., Son
- Reginald Baker, Son
- Darlene Liars, Daughter
- Dianne Davis, Daughter
- Tangela Baker, Daughter
- Derrick, Sherricka, Tavia, Cameria, latitian, Tiara, David, Lalithia, Antani, LaRonda and Walter, Grandchildren
- Twenty- Six, Great Grandchildren
- Marilyn Wright, Sister
- Essie Curtis, Sister
- Kenneth Baldwin (Theresa), Brother
- George Scott (Ruth), Brother
- E.B. Scott (Mary), Brother
- Alonzie Scott (Gwen), Brother
- Ana Marie Anderson (James), Aunt
- Benny Jones, Special friend and neighbor
- Alaysia Clayton, Spacial great granddaughter
- Mr. Walter Melvin Baldwin also leaves behind a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, church members and friends.
- Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
- Celebration of Life Saturday, May 18, 2019
Walter Melvin Baldwin
May 17, 2019
I am truly going to miss my beautiful cousin Melvin. I am lost for words. I pray for his family and especially his loving wife - Mary who was always by his side. Rest In Peace until I see you again.
Janice Dennis and family.
May 15, 2019
Dad you're joyful and humble spirit was infectious no matter what you went through you would always say God was good I really like the way you thank God for the people that didn't think enough of him say thank you I can have comfort in knowing the relationship you have with him knowing to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord rest in peace until we meet again love Reggie
May 14, 2019
I was so blessed to have known such a great man with a heart of gold and a smile that would light up a room I pray the family will be able to get through this hard time. So rest on uncle Walter we will surely miss you.
May 14, 2019
My the Lord give you comfort and strength for such a time like this