Alice W. Baskin

Published 10:21 am Tuesday, October 10, 2017

AHOSKIE, NC – Alice Merretta Ward Baskin, age 77, passed away on October 8, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Baskin was born in Windsor, NC, Bertie County, on March 26, 1940, a daughter of the late Booker T. Ward and Texanna Speller Ward. Alice moved to New York at an early age, working various jobs before working and retiring for Cambridge Instruments in Ossining, NY. She returned to North Carolina in 1991. Alice loved gardening and reading. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her family meant everything to her. She will be dearly missed by all.

Besides her parents, Alice was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Ward, and a brother, Willie “Billy Boy” Ward.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving and devoted husband, Murdock Baskin; three daughters, Ann Cherry and Carolyn Lloyd, both of Windsor, NC, and Rosalyn Baskin of Ahoskie, NC; son, Rufus Frazier of Charlotte, NC; three sisters, Joyce Ward, Barbara Burns, and Beulah Bond, all of Windsor, NC; grandchildren, Aja Carson-Gurley and husband Andrew, Christina Lloyd, Allison Cherry, Crystal Lloyd, Rydrier Stevenson, Jabriel Stevenson, Nasheem Frazier, and JacQuien Frazier; great grandchildren, Jamison Gurley, Kellen Gurley, Marquasha Everette, Keajah Lee, Ariaja Lee, Chloe Lloyd, Madison Holley, along with numerous extended family.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Anthony Ward officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Baskin family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting