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Cornelia Baker Herring

May 28, 1928 ~ September 8, 2021 (age 93)


Cornelia Baker Herring, 93, of Burlington passed away at her residence on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 8:58 p.m.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Roy Zell Herring and the daughter of James Monroe Baker and Margaret Tingen Baker, both deceased. She was a graduate of Pleasant Grove High School, Class of 1948. Cornelia was employed in the hosiery industry for 50 years retiring from Tower Hosiery where she worked as a quality controller. She volunteered at Alamance Regional Medical Center for 19 years with over 5300 hours of service. Cornelia served the Lord in many capacities, as a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, and Christmas play director for over 30 years. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret H. Smith and husband Ronnie of Siler City; son, Mark R. Herring and wife Debbie of Burlington; three brothers, Harvey Baker and wife Judy and William Baker and wife Marie, both of Burlington and Nathan Baker and wife Goldie of High Point; sister, Carolyn York of Browns Summit; two grandchildren, Brian Smith of Ramseur and Kevin Smith of Siler City; and three great grandchildren, Teagan, Kenan, and Dean Smith. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Janie Sue May and Juanita King and a brother, Jimmy Baker.

A graveside service will be conducted at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery on Snow Camp Road on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. by Rev. David Jackson and Rev. Tony Brafford.

Memorials may be made to AuthoraCare Collective Hospice, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Our family would like to publicly thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for every doctor, nurse, caregiver and especially the hospice staff that he has put in our path to help us navigate mother’s journey. We would also like to thank our church family and friends who have faithfully lifted us in prayer and been by our side.

Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham is assisting the family.
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September 12, 2021

3:00 PM


Bethel UMC Cemetery
6364 Snow Camp Rd.
Snow Camp, NC 27349

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