Mary Isabella Bailey, daughter of the late Alonzo B. and Ruth J. Wheeler was born on September 11, 1944 in Charlotte County, VA. She departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond, VA, surrounded by her children.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents Alonzo B. and Ruth J. Wheeler; her precious son, Joe Brian Bailey; four sisters, Deaconess Mrs. Alice Moore, Mrs. Earlene Jones, Deaconess Mrs. Thelma Jackson, and Mrs. Hazel Burrell; and three brothers, Mr. Benjamin Wheeler, Mr. Woodrow Wheeler and Mr. Courtney Wheeler.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 55 years, Edward Charles Bailey of the home; four devoted and loving daughters, Ms. Joyce Bailey of Pamplin, VA, Ms. Catherine Iwuji of Lynchburg, VA, Ms. Sharon Bailey of Appomattox, VA, and Ms. Garlene Williams of Milwaukee, WI; two devoted and loving sons, Antonio Bailey (Stacy) of Hampton, VA and James Walker of Pamplin, VA; thirteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a goddaughter, Raynita Walker of Pamplin, VA; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Shirley Wheeler of Pamplin, VA, Mrs. Anna Davis (Thomas) of Bennettsville, SC, and Mrs. Mary Goldman of Cullen, VA; a devoted and dedicated friend, Ms. Harriet Corner of Pamplin, VA; nieces with whom she had a special relationship, Mrs. Ruth Burrell and Mrs. Alice Mosley of Appomattox, VA, and Ms. Joyce Coles of Pamplin, VA; and a host of other nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at White Oak Grove Baptist Church in Phenix with interment in the church cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.JeffressFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home
And Cremation Service of Brookneal.