Doris Mary Bailey
A Service of Love was held on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 1 p.m., at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 4168 North Old Hwy. 41, Springfield, TN 37172. Pastor Quinton Yates, Officiant/Eulogist.
Doris was born May 26, 1940 in Columbia, Kentucky to the late George and Lenora Bailey. Doris was the youngest of six children.
She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with the First Baptist Church, Columbia, Kentucky. It was there she was to show her praise by singing in the choir.
Doris spent her young adulthood participating in intramural sports leagues showcasing her skills as a pitcher and second baseman in softball. When she wasn't striking out the opposing team, she was busy leaving her stamp on history by being the First African American and first woman to be hired by the city of Columbia, Kentucky as the meter maid.
Doris was preceded in death by five siblings, Aileen, George, John and Louise Bailey of Columbia, Kentucky, and Frances Young of Springfield, Tennessee.
She leaves to cherish her memories, one son, Darrell Bailey of Bardstown, Kentucky; two daughters, Vanessa Bailey Darden (Reggie) of Springfield, Tennessee and Shellon Waters of Bardstown, Kentucky; one brother-in-law, Jessie Young; one sister-in-law, Doris Miller; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two grandchildren, Savannah Porter and Phillip Bailey of Springfield, Tennessee, whom preceded her in death, along with a host of nieces and nephews, and two devoted friends, Hilda Moreno and Susie White.
Doris will be forever remembered as a woman who puts family first and always having a warm meal waiting for anybody in need.
Serenity Funeral Home & Staff in charge, (615) 384-3603.
Published in Robertson County Times on Apr. 8, 2015.