Bailey Shae Baldwin

Bailey Shae Baldwin, 12, of Blackshear, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, May 18, 2019, at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL, on the fifth anniversary of her heart transplant.

Born April 24, 2007 in Jacksonville, FL, she had lived for several years in Dallas, but lived most of her life in Blackshear.  She was a former student at Midway Elementary School but was currently a sixth 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.

She 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, Blackshear; her father, Michael Baldwin, Waycross; step-sister, Kristian Aultman, Blackshear; two step-brothers, Dean Aultman and Willie Aultman, both of Blackshear; maternal grandmother, Pamela Forbes, Waycross; paternal grandparents, Teresa and Jeff Dowdy, Jacksonville, FL and Dan and Joni Music, Waycross; step-grandparents, Melissa and Mike Walsh, Blackshear; maternal great-grandmother, Barbara Halterman, Waycross; aunts and uncles, Tuesdi and Mario Pedraza and family of Texas, Anthony Garcia, Waycross, Tomi Baldwin and family, Tampa, FL, Wayne and Kisha Music and family, Waycross, Michael and Stephanie Music and family, Woodstock, Christy and Mark Joyner and family, Blackshear, John and Jessica Brown and family, Hahira and Micheal and Christina Walsh and family, Blackshear; great aunt and uncle, Jack and Peggy Harrison, Blackshear; special cousins, Tiffani Walker and Matthew Walker, both of Brunswick and Justin Harrison, Blackshear and many friends and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the First Baptist Church of Blackshear.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 26, from the First Baptist Church in Blackshear.  

Interment will follow in the Telmore Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her sister, Harley.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.