Alberta Baker Cole

Tempe, AZ-Alberta “Birdie” Baker Cole, 84, formerly of Ronceverte, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at her home.

Born Oct. 20, 1935, at Ronceverte, she was the daughter of the late Charles Lester and Leta Pearl Weikle Baker.

Birdie was a member of the Crosspoint Church Tempe. She worked for the phone company for 43 years, retiring as an Engineering Tech.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sister, Mildred Wykle and brother, Charles Winfred Baker.

Survivors include her son, Bryan Cole (Rochelle) of Tempe, AZ; brothers, Delmas Baker (Elizabeth) of San Hose, Panama, Randolph Baker and Toby Baker both of Ronceverte; sisters, Dorothea Judy of Davidson, NC, Phyllis Toney, Evelyn Gainey and Jackie Dyer all of Richmond, VA, Jeanne Bostic (Steve) of Alderson, and Debbie Masters (Keith) of Ronceverte; and twin grandchildren on the way, along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel, 252 Montvue Drive, Lewisburg, with Pastor Gary Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Honaker Cemetery, Ronceverte.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

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