Geraldine Elizabeth Eakes Baxter

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NEW BERN - Geraldine Elizabeth Eakes Baxter, 85 died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was born on July 31, 1928, in Rocky Mount, N.C.

She retired from First Citizens Bank in New Bern. She attended Broad Street Christian Church for many years and active in the Christian Women's Fellowship there.

She was a graduate of New Bern High School and also an alumnus at Campbell University.

Her survivors include a sister-in-law, three nieces, and two nephews of Baltimore, Md. Also surviving is her loving aunt of Kenansville, N.C. She has numerous other nieces and nephews and special friends. Special friends include Becky Tripp and her three children, Eryn, Caleb and Leah. She was "Aunt Gerry" to many of her friends' children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Powell Eakes and Julia Baker Eakes of New Bern, and her brother, William Preston Eakes of Baltimore, Md.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation at the funeral home on Sunday, March 17, 2013, from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Pollock Best Chapel with burial to follow at New Bern Memorial Cemetery. Officiating the service will be the Reverend Laura Mae Johnson, Senior Pastor at Broad Street Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Broad Street Christian Church at 802 Broad Street, New Bern, NC 28560.

Online condolences may be directed to

Pollock Best Funerals and Cremations has the honor of serving the family of Geraldine Baxter.

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New Bern, NC 28560
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Published in Sun Journal from Mar. 16 to Mar. 19, 2013
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