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Duska C. Bailey

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NEWPORT NEWS - Duska Cooper Bailey, 73, departed this life on Friday, Dec. 5, 2003. She was born Feb. 4, 1930, to the late John Allen Cooper and Ruth Fitzsimmons Cooper. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Michael Bailey. Duska was a loving wife and mother, taking great pride in her home and family. Family was the most important thing to her. She was there for everyone and always knew the right thing to say. In her absence, she leaves the memory of her style, elegance and kindness that touched so many. She is survived by her devoted, loving husband of 54 years, Robert L. Bailey; a daughter, Duska L. Saunders and husband, Archie; a son, Patrick Bailey; four grandchildren, Christopher Bailey, and Robert, Erin and John Saunders; two sisters, Joanne Atkinson and Carolyn Knight and husband, Jay; two brothers, Gordon Cooper and wife, Terry, and Harry Simpson and wife, Harriet; sister-in-law, Jean Pulsifer; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Joseph Majewski. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Back Door Ministry, 230-33rd St., Newport News, VA 23607.
Published in Daily Press from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2003
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