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I will never be the same Stefanie Suzanne. My heart longs for you. My tears fall like the rain. It's so unbearable without you. I love and miss you so much.  Forever and foralways your Mommy

                   Thank you Christine, Mom to Angel Hendryx Ragle

This memorial website was created by Tammy Baker in the memory of my daughter, Stefanie Suzanne Baker who was born in New York on April 17, 1985 and passed away on June 11, 2006 at the age of 21. Stefanie was loved by all who knew her. Her life was tragically taken from us by the hands of another. How do you sum up your daughter's life in a few words? You can't. It would take a lifetime to write it all down. Stefanie is now and will always be a very special young woman. Stefanie's life was filled with joy & happiness. She had some very trying times, but she tried to make the best of it. She battled with depression and she fought very hard to overcome it. She was a person you could not keep down. She was a no punch person. She would tell you like it was. She awlays felt if she did not tell you the truth then why bother speaking at all. Her life was filled with love from her family and friends. To meet her was a privilage, to know her was to to love and adore her. She left a lasting impression on you. There is no loss greater then a loss of your precious child. We will remember her forever.  Please light a candle or pay tribute to Stefanie, it would mean a great deal to her family. It will be a eternal memory in her honor.  Stefanie's memory will live on forever. We miss her deeply. 



God came and took you away,
Now you're in heaven
And I am left here to stay.

You are my angel from up above.
No one else can replace your love.
As I sit here and wonder why...
My tears are falling and I start to cry.

How am I suppose to feel,
With all that's said and done,
For you are my daughter,
My lovely one.

Lonliness fills my endless days,
I miss you more than words can say.

My love for you will last for ever more
So deep in my soul right to the very core.
I do not know how to heal or mend,
My heart is broken until the very end.

(Written by Tammy L. Baker, Stefanie's Mom)

                  Thank you to Traci, mom to the beautiful angel Vanessa

You Are An Angel

                                Thank you Teri mom to angel Jamie.

My Love For You


Thank you to LaRaine mom to angel Cynthia Hernandez


Thank you so very much Saralyn-Mom to Angel Robbie This is so beautiful



                  "HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL" (04/17/2008)




Happy 22nd Birthday my sweet angel....I love you & miss you so very much Stefanie.  Love Foralways, Mommy......muah... April 17,2007

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The year was 1985 
And I finally got a
Little sister for me

For a long time 
It was just me 
Until the year of 1985

I was told my mother 
Just had a baby girl
I screamed for joy
And sure glad she wasn't a boy.

She was so cute & pretty as can be
I finally had a little sister for me

Her name is Stefanie
So sweet & small
I finally have a sister after all

She calls me "Sissy"
She still called me that 
until that unfateful day.

I love and I miss her
I wish she was here
So I would not have to 
Cry for her in that way.


You've been my sister 
    For many years,
We've laughed together
   And shed some tears.
We've had harsh words,
   And pulled some hair
But against the world
We were a terrific pair.
Our times together were so few,
I just wanted to say I LOVE and MISS YOU!


Ashley, Stefanie & Christina...A beautiful sisters bond that never will be broken...My three beautiful daughters..What else could a mother ask for...


Every time we see your picture
Hanging upon the wall
It brings us back to a happier time
And we cry about it all.

We miss you calling us
Serveral times a day
The stories you told to bring
A smile in your special way.

You filled our lives with so much love
We thought our heart would burst
You brought warmth into our lives
When times were at the worst.

If you only knew how our hearts aches,
And how lonely we all have been
What we would do or give to
Have that time again.

We'll always love you, our precious Stefanie
It never seems quite fair
That we had to go on without you,
Although you are gone now the
Memories we will always share.

(Written by Pat M. Gibson)

Ashley 11 mnts & Stefanie almost 9 yrs old.
Stefanie, Here is a poem, letter I found that your baby sister, Ashley had written for you. She misses you so much. We all do.

It's hard to explain
the pain I feel everyday
Sometimes I just want to give up
and run away.
Why god took you that night
I couldn't say
All I know is he took you away;
Do you like it up there?
Is it pretty and nice
or do you wish you were here
with us everyday and night.
Do you sleep all day long still
do you work all the time
or do you sit and think 
was the time really mine.
Do you dream you could be home
with your family and friends
Or when you wake up
Do you realize it's the end?

Missing You Puzzle

I never asked for this feeling
I never thought I would fall
I never knew how I felt
Till the day you were gone
I was lost

Oh I miss you so much
I long for your love
It's scares me
Cause my heart gets so weak
That I can't even breathe 
You are the missing piece in my life
Never to be whole again. 
I wish I could turn back the hands of time
And bring you back home.



We little knew that day. God was going to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly. In death, we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories. Your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

If tears could build a stairway, and memories build a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven, and bring you home again.


My tears never stopping falling, my heart never stops achingfor I miss you so my baby girl. I will never be a whole person again. No matter if it was yesterday, today or years you left, the pain never stops.  I love you Stefanie Suzanne forever & foralways.   My endying love to you. Mommy                                                     

                          Thank you Linda mom to Angel JB Quiming                  


To my beautiful ballerina angel. To watch you dance on stage was breath taking. So graceful, so beautiful. You lost yourself in the music & just glided on stage. Dance my beautiful angel dance. 

I love you foralways Stefanie,


Thank you to Christine Mom to Angel Hendryx Ragle 

To watch her dance would put you into awe. Stefanie has been dancing since she was 5 yrs old. It was her favorite passion. I remember watching her before dance receitals how she would practice every dance. SHe loved to do solo dances. She loved to be the center of attention when she danced. Even if she slipped up, we as the audience could not tell, but she knew and she was always hard on herself for that. Such beauty, such grace, that was taken from us by a man that will never spend enough time in prison as the prison sentence he gave to me.
You Never
You never said I'm leaving
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried
If Love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died
In Life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place,
That no one could ever fill
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone
For part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.
Author Unknown

Thank you to Christine Ragle Mom to Angel Hendryx. My graditude runs deep for these pictures. You captured who Stefanie is & what she loved.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
And pray the Lord your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
That I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
And call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would vidoe tape each action and word,
So I could play them back day after day.

To my beautiful Butterfly Angel "Stefanie"...... Love Foralways Mommy......

From Me to You  Mom

Mom is a Survivor

My Mom is a survivor,
or so I've heard it said.
But I can hear her crying at night
when all others are in bed.

I watch her lay awake at night
and go to hold her hand.
She doesn't know I'm with her
to help her understand.

But like the sands on the beach
that never wash away . . .
I watch over my surviving mom,
who thinks of me each day.

She wears a smile for others . . .
a smile of disguise!
But through Heaven's door I see
tears flowing from her eyes.

My mom tries to cope with death
to keep my memory alive.
But anyone who knows her knows
it is her way to survive.

As I watch over my surviving mom
through Heaven's open door . . .
I try to tell her that angels
protect me forevermore.

I know that doesn't help her . . .
or ease the burden she bears.
So if you get a chance, go visit her . . .
and show her that you care.

For no matter what she says . . .
no matter what she feels.
My surviving mom has a broken heart
that time won't ever heal 

(Written by Kay Des'Ormeaux)

                                  Love Foralways,                                   

Thank You to the William Meyers Family

On Mother's Day and always may you always feel my love,
Although my body's not there with you...
Your heart is with me up here above.
Please don't think of me with sadness, mommy for I hate
to see you cry,
Know that I'm beside you still although we said good-
God Gave to me the mother no one else could ever be,
for it was you who taught me how to love so
I will forever thank you for all you are to me,
For God chose you to be my mother and no one else I'd
Rather it be.
So think of me with love today and celebrate the 
Honor of being my mother,
I'll be celebrating too, you know,
For I love you like no other.
Thank you for the life you gave and all the love you have 
For me,
Know I'm with you always and you're the best mother one
Could be.
I love you, dearest mommy, and I ask you not to cry,
For someday you too will join me here where we'll never
Say Good-Bye!

"Written by Dawn Elmore"

Thank you Annette (mom to angel Burdett Wappes)

The beauty in your eyes, your smile, your face and in your heart...

I miss you Stefanie Suzanne.


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My dad is a survivor too
which is not a surprise to me.
He's always been like a lighthouse
that helps you across a stormy sea.

But, walk with my dad each day
to lift him when he's down.
I wipe the tears he hides from others,
he cries when no one is around.

I watch him sit up late at night
with my picture in his hands.
He cries as he tries to grieve alone,
and wish he could understand.

My dad is like a tower of strength,
he's the greatest of them all!
But, there are times when he needs to cry...
please be there for him when he falls.

Hold his hand and pat his shoulder..
and tell him it's okay,
be his strength when he is sad,
help him mourn in his own way.

Now I watch over my precious dad,
from heaven up above...
I'm so proud he's a survivor...
and, I can still feel his love.

I love you Daddy,
Foralways Stefanie....

(Written by Kay Des'Ormeaux)

To My Daddy

Don't cry for me Daddy,
I am right here.
Although you can't see me,
I see your tears.

I visit you often,
I go to work with you each day,
And when it's time to close your eyes,
On your pillow is where I lay.

I hold your hand and stroke your hair,
And whisper in your ear.
If your sad today Daddy
Remember I am here.

God took me home,
This we know is true.
But you'll always be my Daddy,
Even though I'm not with you.

I am Daddy's little girl,
We will never be apart,
For every time you think of me,
Please know I'm in your heart.

~Author Unknown~

Gone yet not forgotton,
Although we are apart,
Your spirit lives within me,
Forever in my heart.

Death leaves a heartache,
No one can heal,
Love leaves a memory,
No one can steal.

If butterflies could fly to heaven,
They would bring my love to you,
And yours right back to me.

I love you Stefanie Suzanne,

Love Foralways,


My tears never stop falling, for my heart aches for you. 
When you left me, I died inside.
I have no where to run or no where to hide,
I just wish you were here by my side.

I love you so much Stefanie Suzanne. I just can't bear the lonilness anymore. When we meet again, I will take you into my arms and hold for eternity. I will never let you go again. 

Until that day is here, I will hold the love for your sisters in my heart and keep them safe. I know you are watching over them, to keep them from harm. Send us hugs in the wind and kisses in our sleep, we need to feel your presence near for now and always. 

My love to my baby girl.

Love Foralways,


Always thinking of you Baby Girl.  I love you so much Stefanie!!


I know such love is real, 
And angels live it's true.
For God gave me his very best,
When he loved & thought of you....

A million times I've needed you,
A million times I've cried,
If love alone could have saved you,
You would have never died.

If all the world was mine to give,
I would give it yes, and more,
To see you coming up the steps,
And walking through the door.

To hear your voice and see your smile,
To sit and talk a while,
To be with you that same old way.
Would be my fondest day.

A heart of gold stopped beating,
Two smiling eyes closed to rest,
God broke my heart to prove to me,
He only takes the best.

This is your favorite poem....

Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?”

The Lord replied,
“The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
is when I carried you.” 

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free, I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard him call,I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play; Tasks left undone must stay that way. If my parting has left a void,Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things too I will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life's been full, I've savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don't lengthen it now with undone grief. 

Lift up your hearts and share with me, I'm with GOD now, I've been set free.

Mike & Stefanie in Maryland.

TO Stefanie:

A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real Friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.
A simple friend doesn't know your parents first name.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.
A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you clean and stays late to help you clean up.
A simple friend hates it when you call after she has gone to bed.
A real friend asks why you took so long to call.
A simple friend seeks to talk to you about your problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.
A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.
a simple friend, when visiting,acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps herself.
A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A real friend knows it's not a friendship until you've had a fight.
A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!!!

From your Friend always,
Love Katie

You are in heaven now my angel.  What a beautiful angel you must be, because you are the most beautiful person to me.

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I believe in Angels, Because I believe in you Stefanie. Always have and always will.  I love you, foralways.....Mommy

"My Special Angel"

You're always watching over me.
I feel your presence near.
You're always here to listen,
And guide me through my fears.
You are a very special angel,
One God choose just for me,
You were my daughter here on earth,
But that wasn't long to be.
God called you home one night,
My fear and rage did see,
If he were a loving God,
Why did he take my Stefanie from me?

Last night I saw you in my dreams.
Your long brown hair glistening in the light.
Your deep dark brown shining eyes.
Your exquisite bronze tan.

I called your name, over and over again
But, still you did not turn 
It set my heart to break
and tears come to my eyes
I feared you could not hear me
and never would again.

I can feel you presence near me
I can feel it even now.
As I get closer to you, each step I take
When I am about to reach you I always awake.

Will it ever be for me to hold you in my arms
or will it be like always, and awake to the alarm.

Missing you forever and a day
Someday I will find my way.


God came and took you away,
Now you're in heaven
And I am left here to stay.

You are my angel from up above.
No one else can replace your love.
As I sit here and wonder why...
My tears are falling and I start to cry. 

How am I suppose to feel,
With all that's said and done,
For you are my daughter,
My lovely one.

Lonliness fills my endless days,
I miss you more than words can say.

My love for you will last for ever more
So deep in my soul right to the very core.
I do not know how to heal or mend,
My heart is broken until the very end. 

(Written by Tammy L. Baker, Stefanie's Mom)

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You always said you felt like you were a butterfly. So beautiful & graceful,
that I believe that to be true.  

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This is the song Josh wrote for you & brought to the cemetary on your birthday. I saw the sadness in his eyes, I could feel the breaking of his heart, for he misses his Suzie. He laid a red rose down for you. I guess your first true love really never does die.  I put it on here for all to see, just how unforgetable you are to everyone. I know you know the meaning of the words, because you know Josh. Just to use your nickname he called you shows the love that is still there.

To Suzie

Swallow it down don't taste it,
Don't let them see you fracture
Savor the hurt, don't waste it.
Words uttered, left tracks here,
Slipping, stumbling grace
Won't you ease and patch this.
Brown eyes, black lace
Those were the first and last lips

I would have took the ride the whole way down
Felt the time you ran me through
For the heart I never found, I'll lay this rose here on the ground
And wait for the next time I see you.

Season change with all the faces and names
Your voice is still fresh in the back of my head
When this heart was stolen, you were the culprit to blame
Drinking down this amnesia, and I still won't forget.

Love Carl

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Tributes and Condolences
For a Dancer   / Miriam Frank (friend of your sister )
Stefanie I did not get a chance to meet you but I've heard wonderful things. I'm friends with your sister Ashley & your mom & I love them both. They are wonderful people you were very lucky to have family like them!! They love you very much! One of m...  Continue >>
Bday Blessings 2011   / Angel Kelli's Mom Lorraine (Connected by angels )
~A Christmas Remembrance~   / Garnet/Mom To Angel Julia Hadcock
Thinking of Stefaniewith prayers that God's peace will abide with her loving family this holiday season.
Thinking of you on your angel day  / Jo-Ann Pacenta Lauren's Mom (Mom of an angel )    Read >>
Precious Angel of Mine  / Mommy (Mother)    Read >>
Thinking of you this cold winter's day in Pa!  / Angela -. Daughter To Angel LindaTaylor     Read >>
Happy New Year~ 2010  / Melissa~ Mom 2. The Scatto Kids..     Read >>
~ A Christmas Remembrance ~  / Garnet/Mom To Angel Julia Hadcock     Read >>
Merry Christmas from our Family to Your's  / Micheal &. Twin's Scatto (Mom)     Read >>
~A Christmas Remembrance  / Garnet/Mom To Angel Julia Hadcock     Read >>
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Her legacy

  Stefanie had a sense a humor that only her family and friends could understand. Stefanie' s favorite thing to do was dance. She had such grace and beauty. She felt free as a butterfly when she danced.  She always felt that she was a butterfly and could sail on forever. Stefanie was loved by everyone who knew her and cherished by her family. She grew into a beautiful young woman, her life was just beginning. Stefanie had a lot of trials and tribulations throughout her life, but she was a fighter and managed to get through them. She went out of her way to help others. She brightened up every room that she entered. Stefanie will be greatly missed by all. Stefanie was a 2003 graduate of Honeoye Central and a 2006 graduate of RBI, with a degree in Accounting. She was very proud of her accomplishments.  Stefanie's life was tragically taken from us by the hands of another on June 11th, 2006. I talked to her over ten times on the 10th of June, but when she failed to come home I knew that something was wrong. She would not do that without calling & letting someone know, especially me. Stefanie and I had a speical bond as I do with my other two daughters. People kept telling me she was fine & would be home. I knew differnet, I could feel the sadness & emptiness that only a mother could feel. I knew that my Stefanie would never walk through the doors of my life again. We searched & searched for her. We hung missing posters up all over the place, hoping someone would come forward and tell us where she was. Little did I imagine that someone would take her life. After he killed her, he placed her into her car & drove her & just left her. I never had to chance to see my Stefanie again, because they would not allow me to. No matter how much I begged to see her, so I could hold her, kiss her one last time and to tell her how very much I love you.  All they kept telling me was remember her as she was. They did not understand that I did not care, I just wanted to hold her. She had been in her car for 3 hot days. I will be forever broken. I love you Stefanie Suzanne, forever & foralways!! 

Stefanie Suzanne was born to her devoted father, Ricky Joseph and her adoring mother,Tammy Lee on Wednesday, April 17th, 1985 @ 10:46 a.m. Stefanie weighed 9 lbs. 8 1/2 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. She was born with a full head of black hair. I called her my papoose baby. She has two loving sisters, Christina Lynn and Ashley Nicole. Predeceased by Maternal Grandfather Paul Weaver. Stefanie is also survived by her wonderful step-mom, Kathy. Her caring step-dad, Frank Warner, along with step-sister Trina(Chris) Ruppert and Step-brother, Frank Warner Jr.. Maternal Grandparents, Pat & Paul Schumacher, Paternal Grandparents, Tom & Lorraine Baker, Great Grandparents, Gerald & Rachael Kiah & Marie Schumacher, Aunts, Tonda(Kirk) Herman, Laurie(Doug) VerPlank, Uncles, Walter & J.P Weaver, Thomas & Jerry Baker, Cousins, Michelle(Mike) Barbulean, Douglas & Timothy Herman, Kaylynn Weaver, Danielle & Nicole VerPlank, Haley Baker. Also, her loving boyfriend of 4 years, Michael Ackroyd & many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Friends.

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