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Sterling David Baker

October 20, 1971 — April 20, 2022

Sterling David Baker

   Sterling David Baker, 50, of 742 Macedonia Road, Edenton, NC, died Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in Vidant Inpatient Hospice, Greenville.

   Sterling was born in Hertford County on October 20, 1971. A graduate of John A. Holmes High School in Edenton and later from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering, he was the Division One Engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation. A member of Macedonia Baptist Church and the Chowan County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, he was an avid collector of comic books and Lego building systems.

   Preceded in death by his father, David L. Baker, he is survived by his wife of nearly seven years, Elizabeth Mumm “Liz” Baker; his mother, Jeanette Nixon Baker of Edenton; and his sister, Heather Koon of Clayton. His extended family includes Liz’s six siblings, and 22 nieces and nephews.

   A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Macedonia Baptist Church and will be conducted by his pastor, Rev. Chris Gravning, and by his longtime friend and co-worker, Elder Anthony Roper. The service will be livestreamed on the church’s Facebook page. Friends may visit with the family in social hall immediately following the service, or all other times at the residence.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The V Foundation for Cancer Research (named for legendary NC State Basketball Coach Jim Valvano), 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513, or online at

   Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be made by visiting


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