March 28, 1961 – November 6, 2016
Karen Andrade Baldwin was born March 28, 1961 in Newport Beach, Orange County California. She departed this life Nov. 6, 2016 at her home. She was born to Robert and Jean Smith but was raised by Frolin and Helen Hatcher after she moved to North Carolina.
She attended Zion Grove at an early age and later joined Creek Grove C.P Holiness Church in Eagle Springs. Karen attended elementary and High School in California and graduated from Montgomery Community College with a degree in Business. She worked at Candor Hosiery Mill in Biscoe for many years and later worked for Grede Foundary in Biscoe until her health failed. She will be missed by everyone that knew and loved her.
Karen will be dearly missed by her husband Jerry Baldwin of the home. Her parents Robert and Jean Smith of Windblow, N.C, co-parents Frolin and Helen Hatcher of Eagle Springs, N.C, 4 sons: Rexie Andrade, Flordia; Keith Wright(Shawanda) Kentucky; Keyon Smith(Blanca) Georgia; Travis Cole, Raleigh, N.C; 5 daugthers: Crystal(Weezie) and Bethany Andrade of Eagle Springs, N.C; Latishanae Smith, Atlanta, Lakeisha Wright, Aberdeen, N.C, and Schnell Cole of Greensboro, N.C; 3 sisters: Pam Bagina & Tonja Smith of Atlanta, GA; Holly Smith, VA; 7 brothers Robert and Freddie Smith of Kansas, Terrence Smith Virginia, Derek Andrade, California, Dwayne Hatcher Raleigh, N.C, Jackie Horton, Eagle Springs, N.C and Tyrone Moore, Rockingham. 1 aunt Linda Rudy, California, 1 uncle Walt Morrison, New York; 2 sisters in law: Shirley Rucker Mt. Gilead, N.C & Felicia A. Baldwin, Lillington, N.C; 2 brothers in law :Micheal Baldwin and Bobby Quick of Rockingham, N.C. 8 grandchildren: Darius, Kayshawn, Preston, Brandon, Khalil, Kambry, Kamila and Dayannie. 1 godson: Stephen Kennedy. 4 special friends: Pamela Welch, Kristy Kennedy, Tabitha Gesme & Anthony McGarrah. A host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to Hospice nurses Charlice & Laura.