Miss Bailey Shae Baldwin, age 12, of Blackshear, passed away peacefully Saturday morning (5/18/19) at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida on the fifth anniversary of her heart transplant.
Born April 24, 2007 in Jacksonville, Florida, she had lived for several years in Dallas, GA but lived most of her life in Blackshear. She was a former student at Midway Elementary School but was currently a 6th grade student at Pierce County Middle School. She had participated in softball and cheerleading at the Pierce County Recreation Department and had attended Destination Church and First Baptist Church in Blackshear.
Bailey was full of life and knew how to make everyone smile. She was full of spunk, sweetness, kindness, faith, and love.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Harley Rae Baldwin; maternal grandfather, Vince Garcia; maternal great-grandfather, William Halterman; step grandfather, David Aultman, Sr; and a great uncle, Tom Halterman.
Survivors include her mother and step-father, Tia Garcia and David Aultman of Blackshear; her father, Michael Baldwin of Waycross; step sister, Kristian Aultman of Blackshear; 2 step brothers, Dean and Willie Aultman, both of Blackshear; maternal grandmother, Pamela Forbes of Waycross; paternal grandparents, Teresa and Jeff Dowdy of Jacksonville, FL and Dan and Joni Music of Waycross; step grandparents, Melissa and Mike Walsh of Blackshear; maternal great grandmother, Barbara Halterman of Waycross; aunts and uncles, Tuesdi and Mario Pedraza and family of Texas, Anthony Garcia of Waycross, Tomi Baldwin and family of Tampa, FL, Wayne and Kisha Music and family of Waycross, Michael and Stephanie Music and family of Woodstock, GA, Christy and Mark Joyner and family of Blackshear, John and Jessica Brown and family of Hahira, and Micheal and Christina Walsh and family of Blackshear; great aunt and uncle, Jack and Peggy Harrison of Blackshear; special cousins, Tiffani and Matthew Walker of Brunswick and Justin Harrison of Blackshear; and many friends and other relatives.
A funeral service will take place Sunday (5/26/19) at 3 PM at First Baptist Church in Blackshear. Burial will follow in the Telmore Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her sister, Harley.
The family will receive friends on Saturday evening (5/25/19) from 6-9 PM at First Baptist Church in Blackshear.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
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