Mrs. Elaine Padgett Baggett, 84, of Linden died on Monday, December 7, 2020, in the presence and care of her loved ones. The funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at Walstone Memorial Baptist Church, and will be reserved for immediate family, with Pastor Johnathon Baggett officiating. The burial will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.
Elaine was born in Linton, Indiana in 1936, to the late Wesley S. Padgett and Dorothy W. Padgett of Linton. She was a loving and devoted wife to her late husband Johnny Glenn Baggett, who she married in 1954. Their fifty-three years of marriage were built on faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and love, and together they touched many lives.
Elaine and her husband Johnny sacrificed much in their service to our country and to God’s church. Elaine was a committed military spouse that stood by Johnny during his twenty-eight years of service in the Army. In 1971, they settled down in Fayetteville. There they enjoyed some of God’s richest blessings as they built a family legacy that continues to this day, and lived in community with their church family at Walstone Memorial Baptist Church. Elaine held many secretarial positions throughout the years, including LaFayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville, as well as Walstone Memorial Baptist Church, where she was a devoted member of the choir and faithful member up until death.
Elaine loved her family, and her family loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her late husband Johnny and brother Wesley S. Padgett Jr. of Madisonville, KY. She is survived by her brother Darrell D. Padgett of Madisonville, KY, sister Brenda P. Gibson of Hope Mills, NC ; son Brad Baggett of Linden, grandson Michael of Fayetteville, grandson Johnathon and wife Lindsay of Lorton, VA; daughter Crystal Simpson and husband Sam of Linden, granddaughter Amber Hardman and husband Travis of Spring Lake, grandson Samuel Simpson III and wife Monica of Linden; and twelve great grandchildren. She is survived by an extended family of numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends from all over.
Elaine will be remembered as the matriarch of the Baggett family. The family will forever cherish the many memories shared with “Queen Bee”. Though she will be greatly missed, family and friends are comforted that is finally with her Lord and loved ones.
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Arrangements are entrusted to Jernigan Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, NC 28301.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Walstone Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC.
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