Madine Ayres Bailey went to be with her Savior on March 18, 2013. She was born Nov. 13, 1931 to Katherine O. Collins Ayres and James Rusell Ayres in Bienville, La. She was a Proverbs 31 wife and mother and a wonderful example of a Godly woman to all who knew her. She loved her church and her community, and she joyously gave of herself to enhance others' lives. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Alton Bailey; son Steven Bailey; son Kenneth Bailey and wife Josie; and daughter Janet Bailey Booth and husband Dale; grandchildren, Richmond Booth, Nadine Booth, Joshua Bailey and Thomas Booth; her sister Matice Swindle and husband Richard; her brother James Ayres and wife Ann; and her sister-in-law Telia Baughn. She has several nieces and nephews, all of whom were her favorites. She was preceded in death by her son Gary Bailey, brother Tom Ayres, and her parents. We love you dear wife and mother, and we anxiously await the time when we will be together in Heaven with you and the One who gave us eternal life. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 Lincoln St., Anthony, NM 88021. Interment to follow at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery, 4900 McNutt Road, Santa Teresa, NM. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Drive, El Paso, TX 79912. www.MartinFuneralHomeWest.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 21, 2013