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Jason David Baptiste

January 20, 1974 - June 12, 2023

Jason David Baptiste, age 49, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 12, 2023, exactly two months shy of his first wedding anniversary, with his loving family by his side. Jason valiantly fought a year and a half long battle against glioblastoma multiforme with the same tenacity, strength, and humor that he lived life.

Born in New Bedford, MA on January 20, 1974, he was the son of Sharon Lee (Bracken) Price and the late David Ernest Baptiste. Jason was an Electrician and worked at Continental Electrical Services.

A proud and devoted husband and father, Jason valued family above all else. In his spare time, he enjoyed restoring his Uncle Owen’s 38-foot 1964 Hatteras, hanging out on D-Dock at the Charlestown Marina in North East, MD, and taking his family and friends out on the water. He could often be found fixing one thing or another, always lending his help and expertise to his family and friends. If Jason had more time, he would have spent it bonding with his son “Little Jason”, taking care of his mom, and hanging out with his cousins who were like sisters to him and friends who were like family. More than anything, he would have loved to have made his wife laugh one more time and spend time traveling with her.

Jason was preceded in death by his father, David; maternal grandparents, William and Evelyn Bracken; and paternal grandfather, Ernest Baptiste. He is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer (Barnes) Baptiste; son, Jason Baptiste; furry sons, Riley and Sailor; mother, Sharon; paternal grandmother and grandfather, Diane and Donald Lemonde; sister, Stephanie Botelho; loving in-laws, Roger and Evelyn Barnes; brother and sister-in-law and nephew, Eric, Jo Ann and Zachary Barnes; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11:30 am on Friday, June 16, 2023, at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE, where a Memorial Mass will be offered at 11:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jason’s memory to the Brain Tumor Research Fund at Penn Medicine. Please make checks payable to “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania,” and mail to Penn Medicine Development, Attn: Sheryl Garton, 3535 Market St., Ste. 750, Philadelphia, PA  19104 or online by clicking here. Please note “In memory of Jason Baptiste” for mailed and online donations.


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13 Condolences for Jason David Baptiste

  • Rest in peace Jason. Thanks for the laughs and beers on the driveway. You’ll be missed. Jen our prayers and love to you for your loss. Our condolences to your families.

  • My sympathy to Jenn and all their families.

  • Thank you Jason for always loving your family with all of your heart and always being there for us💙. We will miss you terribly 💔 Jenn & Aunt Sherry-We love you and are here for you💜

  • 1of the toughest guys I know you’re already so missed From the job site to home life you are a beast.things just won’t be the same borther,intill I see you again my friend

  • Jason, we are so very thankful to have known you! You were always willing to help anyone on the Dock with everything any anything!

    We miss our talks with you, your solid advice and most of all, that incredible sense of humor you blessed all of us with. You played the very BEST music and policed those Wakes like no other!! We have missed you… and will always miss you 💔

    Our deepest sympathy, Jennifer, Family & all who love you.

    Ron & Cathy Miller
    Charlestown Marina

  • Condolences to Jenn and the Baptiste family.

  • My heartfelt condolences to Sharon, Jenn and Family. Jason was a standup guy for his family and friends.
    Needless to say, the Bay Area lost one of her favorite Sons…

  • Sharon and Family, I was very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Son Jason. I hope you find some peace in knowing To be absent
    from the body is to be present with the Lord . May God dispatch all his angels around to comfort and strengthen you. In my thoughts and prayers. Simone

  • Jenn, I know there are no words that I can say to ease your pain. May your beautiful memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time. Please accept my sincere condolences and let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Thinking of you & your family and sending caring thoughts your way. May Jason rest in peace.

  • Roger and Evelyn, I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Jason but feel like I do after reading his wonderful Obituary. He seems like he was a great young man who I’m sure will be missed. Keep your thoughts positive by remembering him and the good times you all shared.
    Thinking of you, Bub.

  • Jason brought an undeniable energy to the Bracken gatherings that I have been blessed enough to attend over the years. There are certain people who just do that. Many blessings and love to Jenn and the Baptiste family, the Bracken sisterhood and family, and to all those who have been touched by Jason’s presence. I’m so sorry for your loss and am keeping you all in my heart and prayers, as well as Jason as he enters into his next phase of life. 🙏

  • Jason was an Amazing Friend. I feel so overwhelmed with emotion. We only became friends during Covid. I had the clippers and he needed a haircut.
    Well, he became special to myself through his Love of life. His perseverance and dedication to Family, Hard Work Ethic, His enthusiasm to better himself. Jason, was always willing to lend a hand to a friend.
    Jason, you will be missed dearly.

  • Jennifer, my prayers are with you and Jason’s family.
    May the Lord give you His Peace and the comforting of a loving Heavenly Father. 😘🙏