Official Obituary of

Angela Kaye Cheek Baldwin

September 11, 1956 ~ March 17, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Angela Cheek Baldwin Obituary

The Celebration of Life Service for Ms. Cheek Baldwin will be live streamed on the Facebook Page of Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor.



Kaye’s Very Good Life

Written by Kaye

Angela Kaye Cheek Baldwin was the beloved daughter of the late Josiah C. Cheek and Emma Tate Cheek. She departed on March 17, 2024, to live in her heavenly mansion.

Kaye graduated from Graham High School in 1974 and attended Elon College briefly. She was married to Robert Louis Baldwin in 1976 for a short time. Ladies, take the time to get to know your prospective husband.

She obtained an associate degree in medical assisting from the Pittsburgh Health & Business Careers in PA, graduating with a 4.6 GPA. She earned certificates in Medical Coding and Phlebotomy. Sadly, she was never hired to be able to use these skills.

She was in church most of her life as a member of Children’s Chapel UCC, Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Mount Calvary UCC. Being a “preacher’s kid,” Kaye often vowed that when she reached 18, she would never go to church again. However, in her early thirties, she realized something was missing from her life and realized it was going to church and serving the Lord.  In 1993, she became a member of Ebenezer AME Church in Aliquippa, PA. There, she sang with several choirs, served as Church Secretary, Finance Committee member, Secretary and President of the Hattie B. Hanks Missionary Society, and church van driver. In the Pittsburgh Conference of the 3rd Episcopal District of the AMEC, she served as Secretary of the Missionary Society. She returned to her NC roots in 2007, singing with several choirs, serving as Sunday School Program Chairperson, Church Secretary, Echoes Choir President, and 1st Pastoral Search team member. She loved serving the Lord and His people. “Train up a child…”

Kaye loved to sing and often said singing to the Lord brought her joy.  She would teasingly say, “God asks us to make a joyful noise – it doesn’t matter if it is in tune, out of tune, on or off-key, just sing with joy unto the Lord!”

She was a hard worker, employed by Cone Mills for seven years before it closed.  She enjoyed caring for the elderly in various nursing homes for a few years.  She loved to talk and excelled as a telemarketer during the nineties. After she was hurt in a car wreck in the early 1980s, she endured pain and bouts of depression.  She would only share the latter illness with a few people but hopes that anyone suffering from depression won’t do so in silence any longer. Help is available. Kaye enjoyed working as a vendor for years with News America Marketing and Neptune Retail Solutions.

Kaye easily made friends (and sometimes an enemy, she assumes) and loved sincerely. Yes, she made mistakes since she was not a perfect human being. Too often, she spoke out of passion, not prudence. Don’t waste another second holding a grudge against her or anyone else. Forgive me, please, as I have forgiven you. Love God. Love one another. Be happy. Laugh. Enjoy your life, it’s too short.  

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

There are too many to name: “other Mothers:” Mrs. Pauline Sheppard, Mrs. Shirley Watson, Mrs. Larrivenia Lott, Mrs. Dora Roberson, Mrs. Ruth Singleton, and Mrs. Iola Morris; three adopted sisters: Ms. Joyce Bowling, Mrs. Pamela French, and Mrs. Pamela Moon; and one adopted nephew: Mr. Marcus Bowling.

Kaye leaves to cherish good memories of love and laughter of some special people she loved dearly: a brother, James C. Cheek (Mary); her stepmom, Priscilla Cheek; a stepsister. Deborah Brown; many adopted sisters, Darlene Boler, Phyllis Hawes, Deborah Hart, Lawana Williams, and Goldie Evans; nieces: Meiko Brown and Kenya Carter; nephews: Tony Brown, Antwon Carter, Terrell Britton, J.T. and Devin Evans; great nieces and nephews: D’Mari & Ky’Ara Corbin Kyndall & Kayson Brown; dear cousins: Vickie Mebane and Henrietta Long and the entire Watson family she adopted because she loved Mrs. Shirley so much.  Having no children, she felt blessed to be the godmother of four beautiful girls-turned-ladies: Mrs. Leticia “Muffin” Boone, Ms. Tiffany Q. Boler, Ms. Sequena N. Hayes, and Ms. Aretha Clinton. She had a special boyfriend named Master Kayden McNair.

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Viewing (Walk Thru)
March 27, 2024

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor
3137 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

March 28, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Mount Calvary United Church of Christ
1715 Athens Avenue
Durham, NC 27707

Celebration of Life
March 28, 2024

1:00 PM
Mount Calvary United Church of Christ
1715 Athens Avenue
Durham, NC 27707


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