Susanne Nifong Baker

Our beloved classmate, Mrs. Susanne Nifong Baker, 38, of Pfafftown, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born on July 25, 1974, in Forsyth County, to Wayne Eugene and Gayl Surridge Nifong. Susanne was an accomplished horseback rider, she enjoyed European history and baseball. She had a sharp wit, open heart and a way of making everyone feel accepted and comfortable. In addition to her parents, Susanne is survived by her husband, Benjamin Spencer Baker; son, Henry Elliot Baker; sisters, Jennifer Nifong Morris and Rebekah Noelle Nifong; and brothers, Douglas Wayne Nifong and Stephen Eugene Nifong.

Class fundraising efforts support The Susanne Baker Memorial Fund within Sweet Briar College's Riding Program. To donate directly, give online and designate Susanne Baker Fund under "other," or send your donation directly to:

Sweet Briar College Riding Program
Attn: Susanne Baker Fund
P.O. Box 1057
Sweet Briar, VA 24595

Letters To Henry

In passing, Susanne leaves behind an army of fierce friends and a loving family, including her husband, Ben, and young son, Henry. It was Susanne's wish that Henry remember the wonderful life she left too soon, too young. We encourage you to write a letter to Henry and share your memories of his mother. Letters will be collected and given to Ben for him to share with Henry in the future.

To participate, enclose your letter in an envelope addressed simply to Henry. Send that sealed envelope to Amy Leigh Campbell, Class of 1997 Secretary. Please address the outer envelope to Amy Leigh Campbell, Sweet Briar College Box 134, Sweet Briar, Virginia, 24595. Although we encourage you to send a letter, we have also set up an email address, which is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Emails to that address will not be read; they will be collected and printed for inclusion with the letters.

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