Kate Preslar Baker

November 2, 1916February 11, 2011

Kate Preslar Baker, 94, of Charlotte, died February 11, 2011 at Plantation Estates in Matthews, NC.

She was born in Union County on November 2, 1916 and was the daughter of the late Hosea Preslar and Pauline Austin Preslar Moore.

Mrs. Baker was a homemaker and a member of Matthews Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron “Red” Baker, brothers, Marvin Preslar, Floyd Preslar, Earl Preslar and sister, Lillie Mae Sells.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Richard Baker and wife, Mollie, of Charlotte; grandsons Marty Baker and wife, Trish, of Charlotte; Todd Baker of Fredericksburg, VA; granddaughter Katie Davidson and husband Rick of Huntersville, NC and seven great-grandchildren.

A Service to Celebrate the life of Mrs. Baker will be held at 12:00 PM, Tuesday, February 15th in the Chapel of Forest Lawn West with Reverend Bill Pederson and Chaplain Larry Watts officiating. Interment will follow the service at Forest Lawn West Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. Arrangements are in the care of Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service, 4601 Freedom Drive, 28208. (704) 395-0055.

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  • Funeral Tuesday, February 15, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Hollie Haddon

February 19, 2011

Hello Baker family,

I was a volunteer with Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, and spent a great deal of time keeping Kate company before she passed. She was such a delight, and very quick-witted for her age. I was particularly attached to her, moreso than the other patients I visit with. Not to say that I didn't enjoy them as well, Kate just had a special place in my heart. She was an extraordinary woman. I got to know her quite well through our conversations, and I learned alot from her. As a young woman in the prime of my life, she gave some great advice for when I get married, and for when I have children of my own. She was very dear to me and I'll miss her presence greatly. My love, my prayers, and my heart go out to you, as I can only imagine what a great loss this is for your family.

All my best,


February 13, 2011

Richard, Betty Lynn and I are sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

Our Love,

Betty Lynn & Walter