Mildred Thompson Bailey, 85, of St. Marys, GA, affectionately known as Mickey, was called home by her Heavenly Father Sunday evening June 7, 2015. Mickey was currently a resident at LLC of Hilliard, FL. where she spread her energy and jubilant spirit to staff and residents alike up and down the halls.
Mickey was one of three daughters born to Martha and Ralph Thompson of Decatur, GA. She is survived by her husband of 67 years Charles Ray Bailey; two daughters, Ruth Ann Dyals (Roger) of St. Marys; Donna Davis (Ronnie) of Loganville, GA; two sons, Kenneth (Faye) of St. Marys and Brett of Fernandina Beach, FL; two sisters, Martha Dinos of Atlanta, GA and Anne Bailey of Blue Ridge, GA; eight grandchildren, Christa Edwards of Fayetteville, GA; Dale Dyals of Brunswick, GA; April Freeman of Loganville, GA; Beth Davis of Decatur, GA; Jessica Bailey of Juliette, GA; Mackenzie Bailey of Lilburn, GA , Matthew Bailey of Fort Meade, Maryland, and Kim Pope of Canton, GA; twelve great grandchildren, Ashley, Ashton, Austin, Cade, Cameron, Davis, Hunter, Jackson, Kaitlyn, Lindsey, Ryan, Zack and one great, great grandchild, Kieryn.
Mickey was a homemaker, a loving wife and mother who strived to maintain a joyful and well- balanced home life for her family. She enjoyed camping and spent many weekends with her family in the Southeastern state parks. Following retirement, Mickey and her husband Chuck moved to a home on the Withlacoochee River, in Istachatta, FL, where they enjoyed a leisure life of fishing and socializing with their friends, and Monday flea market in Webster, Florida. They moved to St. Marys in 2001.
When asked how she would most like to be remembered, Mickey replied, “I was a Christian. I loved my family”. She was a strong prayer warrior and an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of St. Marys.
Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, from 6 to 8 pm, June 10, at Allison Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, June 11, at 11 am, at Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Charles Elliot officiating.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.