The former Prince George’s County executive Rushern Baker, in a tweet issued a statement regarding the death of his wife, Christa Beverly Baker.
“Today I lost the love of my life, my best friend, and the source of all my strength. She was our rock – the absolutely best mother to my kids and wife to me. She spent her life fighting injustice, inequities and, for the last decade, illness with grace and grit,” he wrote on Twitter.
She had reportedly fought a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Condolences poured in from around the metro area, including Governor Larry Hogan.