Randy Gale Reece Baker, 74, retired from the Department of Defense

Randy Gale Reece Baker

SUNSET BEACH — Mrs. Randy Gale Reece Baker, 74, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, after an extended illness.

Born Oct. 22, 1946, in Alexandria, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Gay Clifton Reece. In addition to her parents, Randy was preceded in death by her brother, Patrick Reece; and sister, Loretta Phillips.

Randy was a longtime member of the Methodist church. She believed in her faith, being a great wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an excellent cook who kept her family fed with their favorite dishes, especially for their birthdays. Randy enjoyed taking care of others in numerous ways, from cooking and sharing her cookies during the pandemic, to taking friends to hospital appointments. She loved to travel and enjoyed several cruises with her loving husband Donald. Her hobbies included bowling, (she was a member of the Sandpiper Bay Bowling League), golf, watching HGTV and Food Network, and she was an accomplished painter. Randy retired from the Department of Defense as a personnel management analyst in the Army Officer Appeals Branch.

Surviving are her husband of 24 years, Donald E. Baker Jr.; son, Brian Reese of Strasburg, Virginia; daughter, Robin Reese Owens, (Pete) of Shallotte; sister, Jennifer Sheldon of Sumter, South Carolina; grandchildren, Stephanie Clyburn (Wallace), Amanda Owens (Melvin Spady), Aaron Reese and Matt Reese; and great-grandchildren, Caylin Clyburn, Izabelle Owens, Jazmine Spady and Dezirae Spady.

The family will have a private family visitation and will announce a public celebration of life at a later date.

The family requests, with gratitude, that donations be made in her name to Cat Tails Rescue, 6622 Beach Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.

Share online condolences with the family at Michael J. Fulwood Funeral Service Licensee.

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