February 25, 1955 ~ March 23, 2021
Born in: Greeneville, TN
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Diana G. Baker, 66, of Asheville, NC went to be with Jesus on March 23, 2021. She is survived by her two daughters; Elizabeth and Krystal, three brothers; Gene Gosnell (Kathleen), Jack Gosnell and Bruce Gosnell (Pam) and one sister Doris Rice, an numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Vincent “PeeWee” Baker of 44 years in December 2020, her son-in-law, Jesse Baker in November 2020, 3 sisters (Freda, Christine, and Frances), one brother (Willard) and her parents, Walter and Nettie Gosnell.
She was born in Greeneville, TN in 1955 and grew up in Little Laurel in Madison County. She attended college both at Western Carolina University and A-B Technical Community College. She was a member of East Asheville United Methodist Church and the Haw Creek Lions Club for the past 30 years. She loved serving others in her church and community. She loved raising her daughters and taking care of her family. She then worked outside of the home at Great American Cookie Company as a Cookie Baker for 13 years and most recently was employed at IFB Solutions for 15 years. Diana loved going on cruises with her family and vacations in general.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to East Asheville United Methodist Church 48 Browndale Road Asheville, NC 28805 in memory of Diana Baker. She loved being the hands and feet of Jesus by packing Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. Donations can also be made to the Alzheimer’s Association- Western Carolina Chapter 4600 Park Road, Suite 250 Charlotte, NC 28209 in memory of Diana Baker. Even though she didn’t have Alzheimer’s, it was close to her heart due to her mother, deceased sisters, and extended family that all had it.
A funeral service will be held Monday, March 29, 2021 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road with the Rev. Doug Benton and Rev. Phillip Hurst officiating. Masks are required. Burial will follow at Shade Shelton Cemetery in Madison County, NC.