Arnette Baldwin Rush, age 70, went home to be with Our Lord and Savior, Saturday, October 1, 2022, while a patient at Oaks of Forsyth, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Lacy Sr. and Willie Mae Tyson Baldwin. Arnette was kind, generous and endearing to everyone she met. She offered words of wisdom and possessed an unforgettable quick wit that left a lasting impression. Her unwavering love and spirit will live forever in our hearts. We will see her again in that great getting’ up morning.
As a youngster, Arnette enjoyed attending Rosenwald School, Mangum, North Carolina. She was a gifted hairstylist and later received her cosmetology certification. Prior to retirement, she was employed with Centerpoint Human Services, Winston-Salem, where she provided behavioral health for the residents.
Arnette was a woman of faith. She was a former member of First Waughtown Baptist Church, Winston-Salem. In her leisure, she was never idle. She enjoyed cooking a scrumptious meal, watching her favorite movie, especially westerns, going out to dine, and shopping for that perfect outfit. She was always impeccably dressed and was often referred to as “Diva”. She enjoyed life but her most favorite joy was spending time with her family, and her grandchildren who were the ‘apples of her eye’. Family was important to her.
She has entered Heaven’s Gate and there to welcome her home were her parents: Lacy and Willie Mae Baldwin; and her brother, Lacy Baldwin Jr.
Gone from our home, but never from our hearts, our dear Arnette will be remembered and loved by her son, Dwone W. Baldwin; daughters: Sonja F. White and Shonti (James) Rush Wright; grandchildren: Joseph Baldwin, Joseph White, Keenan Rush, Kayla Pettigrew, Lauren Sherrod, and Arianna Baldwin; great-grandchildren; Baldwin brothers: Eddie James, Johnny (Mary), Larry (Teresa), Ronald (Desiree’), Arris (Sonya), Henry (Linda), Charles, Barry, and Anthony (April); sisters: Marjorie Baldwin and April Baldwin; sister-in-law, Annie Baldwin; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven…”