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Leslie Ann “LB” Baker

January 10, 1984 - June 10, 2021

Leslie Ann “LB” Baker, age 37, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on January 10, 1984, she was a daughter of the late Ethel L. (Miller) and Grover W. Baker, Jr.  

She is survived by her siblings, Torie MacNamara (Timothy), Anthony Baker (Jordan), and Gerald Baker; and her nieces and nephews, Gavan, Quinn, Giada, GW, Bair, Van; and her adored AV.

Leslie was an opinionated, tattooed champion of the people. Prior to being the “boss of her ovarian cancer” and all things that came along with it, she was a Program Manager for Brandywine Counseling and Community Services. Whether it was during her time at BCCS, when advocating for medical marijuana, or when a stranger, who then became a dear friend or “family member” didn’t know how to navigate their own medical diagnoses, she found her calling by being an ear, shoulder, and voice to help others find their path to healing and wholeness. Leslie’s unconventional humor and willingness to be transparent with all things in her life always lightened the mood and put a smile on people’s faces.

She was an avid collector of many things, but most treasured to her were her sneakers, graphic t’s, her tattoos, and all things Apple. She loved being Leslie B. Gangsta on the roller derby track.  Leslie loved her travels to Arizona, Las Vegas, California, Florida, and CancerCon conferences in Denver. 

Her most important job was under the title Gigi.  She loved living and visiting with her nieces and nephews and seeing them during FaceTime check-ins.  Leslie was so proud of their accomplishments and that they were “good kids.”  She loved being able to see glances of them through social media.  And she loved holding them in her arms and giving kisses.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 7 pm on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will be held at 7 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Leslie’s memory to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.

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  • There are no words for the void in our lives left by your bigger than life personality. We loved you like a daughter and will miss you dearly. You are now pain free and dancing with your loved ones in Gods Kingdom and for that we are gratefully blessed. Until we meet again our sweet Leslie ~ mama and pops Martin

  • May you rest and keep rocking your new world in heaven. You will be missed here on planet Earth but never forgotten.

  • Leslie is the “WIND BENEATH OUR WINGS”. You will be missed by many but we all can rejoice in the fact that you are not suffering any longer. Rest now in the arms of God and your Mom. Love you Leslie Baker.

  • RIP Leslie. No more pain, no more suffering. As a nurse at the HFGCC, I enjoyed caring for you , and I will miss your stories, your kindness, your wit, your respect for yourself and others. RIP my friend!

  • This wonderful person loved everyone, even those deeply different from her. She taught me so much by example. She was a light for love to any who met her, being a living example of care, concern and second chances. She will always be remembered. What an honor to have known her. Rest easy Leslie. Much love-Corrine

  • Dear Torie, Tony, G.W. and family: I am very sorry for the loss of your sister, Leslie. She fought a very brave but long battle. I know in my heart that Ethel and Grover met her on the other side to take her to heaven. I am sorry I am unable to attend her memorial service but I will be out of town. My heart will be with all of you. May she rest in peace.
    Wanda

  • Big hugs to everyone who has been touched by LB; she was one of a kind and will be greatly missed.

    Much love,

    Michele

    “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” —Thomas Campbell

  • I will miss your happy face, you diligence in helping others and your need to to make other feels good Leslie I so loved the time I had to get to be friends and know you. You are such a special person. Let your wings fly high.

  • Leslie’s Family – Leslie sure fought a good fight for years, didn’t she? I know it was difficult to watch your mom and your sister fight the same disease. I am so sorry and hope family and friends will be of support as you grieve for your little sister.
    Sympathetically, Ginny

  • Wow!! I went to high school with you. I really wish I would have crossed paths with you at BCCS! It’s been years but I will always remember that uniquely amazing personality & Heart catching smile of yours. I wish I got to know you better as I have always admired everything you were. Everything you stood for and the amazing sister you ARE. I know you will truly be missed by many.

  • Sending Prayers to you Torie, Tim and girls, Gavin, Tony, Jordan and Boys and GW. Leslie fought this fight for so long and with such dignity, grace, and…her humor was the best through it all! She is such an inspiration to many! I admired and was always touched by her openness, honesty and poignancy about her journey! God has granted her comfort and peace and she is free now. I Love you girl! My most sincere condolences to everyone who was blessed to have this special, one of a kind lady in their life! Barbara Ann xoxo and Wade Prescott

  • She will be missed.

  • I don’t even know where to start but Leslie meant the world to me ! I met her years ago in a time in my life I need her most I still believe god put her in my path ,she believed in me when no one else did and she helped me through a lot of darkness .. She has showed me to never ever give up and always believe in yourself ! I will always hold a very special place in my heart for my LB cause she helped me get to where I’m at in life today I now have a good job ,a beautiful house ,2 cars ,amazing husband and I get to see my kids and grandson it’s an awesome feeling ! I love u and miss u always LB . #LBTOUGHASNAILS #FU*KCANCER

  • She was one of a kind. An inspiration and a leader. She cared deeply for others and she was so honest and transparent with her journey. She loved her dogs and the kids deeply. She was a fighter and passionate about everything she set out to accomplish. We lost a good one here on earth but I hope she is dancing in the streets of heaven today! She will be dearly missed.

  • Our heartfelt sympathy to Leslie’s siblings, nieces and nephews. This earth lost a true legend. Leslie will forever be in our minds and hearts.

  • Meeting Leslie was eye opening! She was such an open and honest person about her feelings and physical symptoms related to her disease! She was the type of person who knew what her body was telling her and did not mess around about getting help! She was inspirational to all, caring, and a survivor! Leslie will always be missed by many❤️❤️❤️God bless her family❤️

  • I don’t know where to begin, or know why it’s taking me so long to find the right words……Leslie was my little sister. Her mother (everyone knows Ethel) took me in as one of her own. We were the “B bunch” and she was the baby. I’ve watched her fight, harder than anyone I have ever known. She was always funny and kind, witty, loving, dog-lover, aberrant, etc. Her short life impacted many, and I know will be reflected upon for eternity. I am so happy to know that she is reunited with her parents, as well as many other loved souls. Leslie B……I will miss your everyday messages, and I’m so sorry that I never got to see you in Orlando a few years ago. To the rest of the Baker family…….I am deeply sorry for this loss. I will always be your sister and you can reach out to me anytime. I’m not very good at handling things such as this…… Life is short and only the good die young is what I have to keep reassuring myself. I’m so sorry and I’ll miss you always Leslie B ❤ Please hug your mom and my dad from me 😭💔

  • I will greatly miss this dynamic wonderful woman LB she taught us about cancer and living life with illness. Forever sad for the family’s lost. Grateful for her being a friend.

  • May you rest in peace and free of pain.

  • RIP dear Leslie. I am greatful for your peace. To your family, I am sending love and prayers. Peace friend.

  • My deepest condolences to the family, RIH LB you will be truly miss but most of all you will almost be remember of how a great warrior and fighter you where. Love you LB

  • LB-I remember the first I saw you in the dispensary at BCCS and wondered who was that beautiful person with the white blonde hair and colorful tattoos!! It’s been my pleasure knowing you all these years as we advocate for natural medicines like cannabis here in Delaware! I wish I could have done more but I’m so glad we had this time with you my beautiful warrior, rest easy until we meet again Leslie B!

  • Leslie, I know that your kind & beautiful soul is in paradise watching over us. You were born with your heart on your sleeve and fire in your soul. I will forever live through all the lessons you have taught me. You are loved beyond words & missed beyond measure. I love you for all that you are
    All that you have been.
    Until we meet again someday
    I’ll see you on the other side of the stars ⭐️❤️

  • I miss you so much and l will always love you baby

  • Heaven has gained a cool ass angel with swag! Beautiful heart.i wouldn’t be hear today if it wasn’t for her. Awesome counselor. She fought for me. She went above and beyond for everybody.she helped so many. Beautiful soul. Loved her.one of the strongest woman I know.she also was pretty bad ass on skates! Roller derby. She gave me two tickets to come see her in christiana for me and my daughter. She was special to me . Was also there for me when my mom passed . Lb will always be in my heart. Miss u! Will never forget u. Prayers to her family .

  • So true.. “LEGEND’S NEVER DIE”.. U ARE TRULY A LEGEND.. I LOVE AND MISS U L.B. I GOT ALOT OF INFO AND SUPPORT AND STRENGTH FROM YOU!! HEAVEN GAINED A PHENOMENAL WOMAN..GONE BUT NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN ❣💯💔😥

  • Tori,

    I am sorry for your loss. May Leslie rest in peace. Positive thoughts for you and your family during these difficult times.

    Andrea Johnson

  • We will always luv you and miss you dearly. Say hi to your mom,dad,Nana,Aunt Patty and don’t forget Aunt Mona( (give mom a hug and kiss for me). Xoxoxoxo Aunt Ran and Uncle Ron

  • I am Ethels distant cousin, I live in Az. I’m so sorry for your loss, it’s been very hard for you. My deepest sympathy.

    Best Regards,
    Sally Maccarone

  • I will never forget how cool I thought you were as a little kid. As I grew older, I was privileged to see the amazing and badass woman you were. You fought the good fight — probably harder than anyone I’ve ever known. Your smile could truly light up a room and the earth has been a little more dull since you left. I will never forget your glow of positivity through it all. Give my momma some signs you’re with her — she misses you to pieces. Give your mom and my grandma a huge hug for me. I love you and will always remember you for your perseverance, humor, and bravery. ❤️

  • Thank you Torie for showing others the real meaning of family. Leslie was and will continue to be authentic and amazing through you and your family. I am deeply sorry for your loss and pray for peace and understanding during this time.
    Sincerely,
    Monica Garcia

  • R.I.P princess Warrior🌹.
    Fly high mamas, Fly High🙏

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there today for her memorial. Leslie was so special & someone so special can never be forgotten. She taught us so much through her battle with cancer. She was always there for us all. Your love gave her the strength to fight this battle. I will continue to share the story of the bravest person I know. Sending love and hugs! I love you LB!!

    “A good heart has stopped beating but a heart that has touched so many lives can’t help but live on in those it loved.”

  • No words can express how I feel. I was so fortunate to know Leslie even if it was years ago. Bakers + Bennett’s. My heart goes out to the Baker family. I love you all❤️

  • I remember Leslie as a blonde haired little girl I would play with in her parents basement as a child. I didn’t see her for many years. I ran into her again when I signed up for roller derby. I didn’t last very long. But Leslie had a leg cast removed early so she could participate in the bout that next weekend. I remember how bad ass that was!! She was strong willed and and knew what was best for her. No one could tell her any different. That is how I will always remember her.

  • Dear Leslie,
    You brought me a new understanding of what a person can endure with grace, courage, and humor. I am a better person for having known you. Thank you. Mama C. Surgicenter, Ret.

  • Leslie told me once that I kicked ass on the track. To hear her say that to me was such an honor since I thought she was amazing. Not only was she fun and fierce, she was kindhearted and inspiring. Watch over your people down here. Legends never die.

  • I still can’t find the words but this I know, you left an everlasting imprint on everyone in your path. No one can fill your shoes. I will carry you in my heart until I see you again. Love you always LB to the moon and back!

  • Leslie, u were a warrior and inspiration to others. What a kind spirit and beautiful person. I consider myself privileged for having worked with you. I miss you terribly and have solace knowing that you are no longer in pain, suffering, but we are the ones left with the holes in hearts and our lives.