Sarah Baldwin (Blackburn) Kaukola

October 1, 1940 ~ October 3, 2020 (age 80)


Mrs. Sarah Baldwin Kaukola 80, of Whiteville passed on Saturday, October 3, 2020. She was born October 1, 1940 in Bladen County the daughter of the late James Blackburn and Louise Smith Blackburn.

Her funeral service will be 6:00 pm Monday, October 5, 2020 at Antioch Baptist Church, 5089 Old Whiteville Rd., Lumberton, NC by Rev. Mark Meadows and Rev. Blake Dodd.  Burial will be 11:00 am Tuesday, October 6, 2020 a Peacock's Columbus Memorial Park.

She was formerly married to the late Carlton E. Baldwin; also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James H. Blackburn; a sister, Elizabeth Grey Priest; sister-in-law, Elsie Canady.

Known to all as "GaGa", she is survived by her husband, John Ervin Kaukola, Sr.; children, Sarah Catherine Bell and husband, Robert of Whiteville, Amy Baldwin Bailey and husband, Samuel of Whiteville, Victoria Ann Baldwin of Whiteville, John Ervin Kaukola, Jr. and wife, Amanda, Marty Brian Kaukola and wife, Tonya,  Aimee Kaukola Phillips and husband, Eric; grandchildren, Landon Bailey, Addie Bailey, Grayson Bell, John Ervin Kaukola, III and wife, Jessica, Caleb Kaukola, Sarah Kaukola, Tomi Nicole Kaukola, Blake Phillips, Carson Phillips, Danielle Phillips; great granddaughter, Sadie Kaukola;  two brothers, Willie L. Blackburn and wife, Marie of Whiteville, Winford Allen Blackburn and wife, Nancy of Athen, GA and several special nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund, 5089 Old Whiteville Rd., Lumberton, NC 28358.

Online condolences may be made at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sarah Baldwin (Blackburn) Kaukola, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Service
October 5, 2020

6:00 PM
Antioch Baptist Church
5089 Old Whiteville Road
Lumberton, NC 28358


Peacock's Columbus Memorial Park
1227 S. Madison St.
Whiteville, NC 28472

Please note
burial will be Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 11:00 am
© 2020 Peacock Funeral Home & Crematory. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy