On February 28, 2023, Jefferson Baldwin Sr. departed this earthly life at the hospital and went to his eternal, heavenly home after a brief illness.
He was born June 11, 1939, in Asheboro, N.C. to Edward Sr. and Lamar Crouch-Baldwin. He graduated from Central High School in 1958 where he played basketball, football and participated in track and field sports. He later moved to High Point, N.C. in 1960, after marrying his high school sweetheart and his wife of 37 years, the late Evangelist Frances L. Gladden-Baldwin. Their union resulted in four children: Jefferson Jr., Terry, Amelia "Gretta" and Carlous Baldwin.
Jeff Sr. retired from the Emerywood Country Club as a life-long, professional chef. He enjoyed cooking and always wanted to cook a tasty meal for others.
Jeff Sr. was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy for 40 + years. He served in many church capacities such as Sunday school teacher, Trustee, Finance and Maintenance Committees, Church Security and sang on the male choir. He always said he prayed three times a day as did Daniel the prophet. He also reached out to give to the needy.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed landscaping, decorating and watching his favorite sports team, the L.A. Lakers. He was always known as a very immaculate and meticulous person in all he did. He kept a very strict work ethic; and he laughed and smiled everywhere he went.
He was proceeded in death by his parents and his wife of 37 years, Evangelist Frances L. Gladden-Baldwin. Brothers: Edward Jr. and Leo Baldwin. Sister: Ruth De Berry. Niece: La Sondra Little. Nephews: Antonio "Tony" Watts, Elder Charles "Chucky" Baldwin Jr.
Surviving Relatives: Children: Jefferson Jr., Terry (Norla), Amelia, Ret. Mil. Capt. Carlous Baldwin. Grandchildren: Aaron, Justin, Tiara (Trey), Keegan Baldwin. Great Grandchildren: Ariana Baldwin. Brother: Ret. Police Supvr./Det. Charles (Mary) Baldwin Sr. Sisters: Ida Mae Little, Sarah Watts. Many nieces, nephews & in-laws.
Friends: Rev. Floyd D.Collins (Barbara), James & Rev. Sarah Oglesby, William "Bill" Alford
Jeff's last words to his family was " I Love You."
Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.