BAILEY Stella Bailey, age 78 of Stratford entered eternal rest Thursday, May 17, 2012 in the comfort of her home surrounded by family. Born in Derby, CT Stella was a resident of Stratford for the past thirty years. During her working years she served as a childcare provider both with the Head Start Program and as an entrepreneur with her own business. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and served as the Pastor's Aide President, Deaconess, Deacon and Mother of the church. Her husband Ronald Bailey and a daughter, Linda Roseboro Bailey predeceased her. Survivors include three sons, Ronald Bailey, Jr. of Stratford, John R. Bailey of Hartford and Raymond (Sherry) Bailey of West Hartford; three daughters, Darlene Bailey of Stratford, Doris B. (Edward) Arrington of Windsor, CT and Sonia Eppes (Lamont) Riley of CT; a sister Viola Taylor of MI, nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 7 PM at Shiloh Baptist Church, 477 Broad St., Bridgeport with Rev. Carl McCluster, Pastor, officiating. Interment will take place Thursday 11 AM at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends are invited to the viewing Wednesday from 6-7 PM at the church. Morton's Mortuary, Inc., 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport is in charge of arrangements (see mortonsmortuary.com).
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Published in Connecticut Post from May 21 to May 22, 2012