Obituaries

Teresa Psiharis-Rankin
B: 1971-12-02
D: 2018-07-19
View Details
Psiharis-Rankin, Teresa
Jamie Vaught
B: 1984-09-24
D: 2018-07-18
View Details
Vaught, Jamie
Edwin Coy
B: 1943-04-28
D: 2018-07-17
View Details
Coy, Edwin
Steven Franklin
B: 1952-03-13
D: 2018-07-14
View Details
Franklin, Steven
Jack Case
B: 1958-03-25
D: 2018-07-14
View Details
Case, Jack
Julie Meinert
B: 1968-07-01
D: 2018-07-11
View Details
Meinert, Julie
Jean Davis
B: 1930-03-06
D: 2018-07-08
View Details
Davis, Jean
Bonita Rose
B: 1947-11-04
D: 2018-07-07
View Details
Rose, Bonita
Donald Adams
B: 1942-08-19
D: 2018-07-06
View Details
Adams, Donald
James Moore
B: 1938-07-08
D: 2018-07-05
View Details
Moore, James
William Scarbrough
B: 1936-10-01
D: 2018-07-04
View Details
Scarbrough, William
Marian Wallace
B: 1944-05-28
D: 2018-06-28
View Details
Wallace, Marian
Marie Watson
B: 1933-09-03
D: 2018-06-27
View Details
Watson, Marie
Susan Lehman
B: 1960-10-10
D: 2018-06-26
View Details
Lehman, Susan
Simon March
B: 1978-10-16
D: 2018-06-25
View Details
March, Simon
Lois Swierad
B: 1931-03-29
D: 2018-06-25
View Details
Swierad, Lois
David Trauthwein
B: 1965-12-26
D: 2018-06-25
View Details
Trauthwein, David
Joyce Boone
B: 1935-12-01
D: 2018-06-23
View Details
Boone, Joyce
Artis Skaggs-Williams
B: 1930-11-19
D: 2018-06-22
View Details
Skaggs-Williams, Artis
Deborah Viall
B: 1951-01-22
D: 2018-06-21
View Details
Viall, Deborah
Orville Buck
B: 1955-06-20
D: 2018-06-20
View Details
Buck, Orville

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
375 W. Dickman Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: (269)788-9800
Fax: (269)788-3125
Vanessa Wilder
In Memory of
Vanessa Benay
Wilder
1959 - 2018
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for Vanessa Wilder

Vanessa  Wilder
Vanessa Benay Wilder, 59, of Battle Creek, Michigan, gained her angel wings on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. She was born on March 19, 1959, the daughter of Johnnie and Emogene (Summerville) Wilder.
After graduating from Battle Central High School in 1977, Vanessa began her career at the VA Medical Center in the early 1980s, where she worked until retirement. While working and raising her daughter, she decided to continue her education. Vanessa earned an Associates degree from Kellogg Community College in 1992. She accepted Christ and was baptized at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. She had recently rededicated her life to Christ and had began attending Cornerstone Community Church, where she enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere

Throughout her life Vanessa enjoyed being a productive and active member in her community. She volunteered her time with many organizations in Battle Creek, spending time helping to mentor youth and helping to create positive change for residents in local neighborhoods. With her independent, fearless, and adventurous nature, Vanessa became an avid traveler. She not only enjoyed visiting different places but also desired to immerse herself in the cultures of the communities she visited. Vanessa took residence in Germany, Honolulu, Hawaii, Seattle, Washington, and Newport News, Virginia just to name a few. Vanessa accomplished her longtime goal of becoming a global citizen. Along with the knowledge acquired during global citizenship, came her love of debate. She loved to discuss politics and community affairs and offer differing perspectives on life. One of her favorite pastimes was reading. Vanessa was persistent and adamant about giving suggestions on reading material to enlighten the minds of friends and family.

Preceded in death by her mother Emogene Wilder, Vanessa leaves behind to cherish her memory her father Johnnie Wilder, Sister Sandra Wilder, Brothers Gerard (LaVena), Kevin (Lynn), her daughter Tiffini (Andre) Hollins and 4 grandsons Aj, Aaron, Corey and Cameron. Engrained with a love of family Vanessa also had a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends with whom she remained close.
Order Flowers