Lillie B. Bailey
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LILLIE CARTER BAILEY 91, departed this life on June 26, 2018 at the great Lakes Nursing Home in Dyer, Indiana. Preceded in death by her parents, husband James Everett Bailey and siblings, Mamie Carter Hunter, James Carter and Ruth Carter Griffith. A graduate of Sparkman Training School and attended Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Arkansas AM&N (now University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff). Lillie continued her education by obtaining her Master's Degree at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Gary for over 50 years where she was an active member of the Miriam Mission Ministry. After relocating, she worked over 40 years in the Gary School Systems before retiring. She leaves to cherish her memories son James Everett Bailey (Satanina), grandson Jamal Bailey, 3 great grandchildren, nephews, Howard (Kim) Griffith and Gerrye Carter, nieces, Brenda (Ralph) Rockins and Lola Holmes, brother-in-law, James Hunter and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, July 6, 2018 from 9-11:00 a.m. funeral service 11;00 a.m. all services at First Baptist Church 626 W. 21st Ave. Rev. Timothy F. Brown officiating. Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Jul. 4, 2018.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
09:00 - 11:00 AM
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6
Funeral service
11:00 AM
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July 18, 2018
Prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Lillie Bailey

I've known Mrs. Bailey for years per us being members of First Baptist Church in Gary, IN. She was a good person to know as she had a very outgoing personality and always smiling. During my years working at Majestic Star Casino, she would always joke with me about if I started getting that big money yet.

She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Ryan Rogers
Acquaintance
July 14, 2018
Mrs. Bailey was my sixth grade teacher. I will never forget how Mrs. Bailey recognized her students' potential and expected you to reach your full potential. She poured into many lives and definitely was a "quality teacher." May God comfort and strengthen the entire family.

Sonda Vasquez
July 9, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family. Mrs. Bailey was my sixth grade teacher 1978-1979 school year. My prayers to each of you.
Yolanda Kelly
July 6, 2018
As part of Mrs. Bailey's extended Sparkman, Arkansas, family, I mourn with you. She positively impacted MANY lives. My memories go back to my 5th grade classroom where she said: "I say what I mean, and I mean what I say." Fifty years later she shared her home and her time for me to do interviews for a Doctorate in Education. She along with Mrs. Girtee Ferguson and my mother, Evelyn Knight Giles, provided a great foundation for a host of children who passed through their care in elementary classrooms. Her legacy lives on in our lives AND the lives of students we ourselves have taught. May God comfort you with the knowledge of Mrs. Bailey having lived a life well spent.
Dr. George Ann Stallings
July 6, 2018
To the Carter and Bailey Family: Thinking of you, and praying that God will strengthen you, and keep you all in his care. Mrs. Bailey was my 6th grade teacher - an excellent teacher, and wonderful friend.

Pecola Davis Anderson - Sparkman, Arkansas
July 5, 2018
To Brenda and the entire family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Mary & Robert Hunter
July 4, 2018
GOD BLESS The Bailey Family during your hours of bereavement. Lillie was a very active and dedicated member of The National Sorority OF Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. We will miss her presence.
Sadie Ethridge
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