Mrs. Marie Alice Baker Gilleon, 67, of Valdese, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at Lenoir Healthcare Center following a period of declining health.

Marie was born on November 30, 1956, in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Clyde Baker and Venus Abee Baker. She will always be remembered as one who was nice, sweet and always kind to others. She was passionate about music, muscle cars, dancing and shopping.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepson, Shane Gilleon.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Daniel Gilleon; brothers, Ronnie Baker and wife Genia, and Daniel Baker; niece, Jamie Alexander and husband Andy; great nephews, Micah Chrisco and Baker Alexander; great niece, Maya Chrisco and her loyal K-9 companion, Clyde Henry.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at 3:00 P.M. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Valdese with Donna O’Neal officiating.

An online guestbook and obituary are available at

Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is assisting the Gilleon family.