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Mildred Lewis

April 1, 1956 ~ December 2, 2017 (age 61)

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith…

II Timothy 4:7

Mildred Lewis (N'ee Baylor) entered the world on April 1, 1956 to the late John

Baylor and Mattie Burrell Baylor. Mildred departed this life and

ascended into glory on December 2, 2017 after a lengthy illness.

As a child, Mildred would accompany her grandmother Lillie Burrell

Comer along with her cousin, to spend every summer in Clarksville, VA.

It was during this period Mildred gave her life to Christ.

There was no question about Mildred’s love and devotion for her sons

Gordon (Nookie) and Melvin. Mildred worked hard to create a stable

home and strong family foundation, many times under challenging

conditions. Mildred was very family oriented and developed long

lasting relationships within her various extended families over the

years. She would keep her sons involved in these familial relationships,

which they still cherish to this day.

After the death of her mother, Mildred was the unofficial matriarch of

the family and was highly regarded by her siblings, nieces and

nephews whom looked to her for advice and guidance. Even though

she gave birth to two sons, she was a maternal figure to many. In 2013

Mildred began caring for Tremaine as a newborn who she grew to love

as her own son.

Mildred attended Baltimore City Public Schools. She relocated to

Atlanta, Georgia in 1994 for career opportunities. Upon her return to

Baltimore in the early 2000s, Mildred began her career at Broadway

Services as the Front Office Coordinator. Mildred was well liked by her

coworkers and enjoyed various activities with them including fishing,

which was one of her favorite pastimes. Mildred was presented the

“Broadway’s Best” award for outstanding performance.

Mildred enjoyed shopping, dining out, eating crabs, “Jumble” puzzles,

playing cards and spending time with friends and family.

In 2015 Mildred entered into a relationship with her childhood

sweetheart Niles Ringgold Sr., whom would later become her husband

on September 9, 2017. Mildred and Niles enjoyed traveling with family

and friends, going to plays and social gatherings. Since Mildred and

Niles grew up together and their families had close ties it was easy for

them rekindle the love they had for one another. In spite of Mildred’s

illness the time that they spent together brought the both of them joy

and happiness. Niles was a committed husband who was by her side

until the end.

Mildred is preceded in glory by her parents John Baylor and Mattie

Burrell Baylor, brothers Joseph and George Baylor and sister Mattie


She leaves behind to cherish fond memories husband Niles Ringgold

Sr., two Sons - Gordon Johnson and Melvin Shaw, Bonus Son-

Tremaine Wilkens, Daughter In-Love Romaine Johnson, Two

Granddaughters- Taylor and Amara, Sister- Diane Baylor, Brother-

John Baylor Jr., Sister In-Law Claudette Baylor, Three Nephews-

Jerrod Jackson, Jerome Baylor and John Baylor, Six Nieces- Iesha

Young, Lynear Robinson, Tynear Robinson, Tashima Baylor, Renee

White and Nicole Baylor and a host of great nieces, nephews and


 Service Information

Memorial Service
December 7, 2017

10:30 AM
Greater Gethsemane Baptist Church
2525 E. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21213

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