Plant Memorial Trees
Friday, April 21, 2023
1:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Mrs. Gail G. Bailey of Lewisville, NC, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2023. Gail was born August 19, 1935, to William and Ella-d Brown Griffith in Cosby, TN. After graduating from Cosby High School, she continued her education at East Tennessee State Teacher's College in Johnson City, TN, before moving to Winston-Salem, NC, to work in her Aunt Lavanchs' Beauty Salon. It was there in Winston-Salem that she met her beloved husband of 48 years, Donald E. Bailey. The two were married on April 6, 1957, and went on to have three children,Wayne, Donna and Sharon to whom she was a kind, loving and wonderful mother.
Gail was truly a woman of God and a faithful member of the Church of Christ for sixty-six years. Gail became a member of the Sharon Homemaker's Club in 1979 and after some time, the club merged into Peacehaven ECA, extension and community association. She received several accolades in her time in the ECA and remained an active member for 44 years. Her monthly meetings with the other club members were something she enjoyed very much. Gail loved gardening and working in her yard and meticulously tending to her beautiful flowers. Her gentle kindness and love for all animals was truly a reflection of her beautiful heart. Most importantly, she loved her family. Her husband, children, grandchildren, brothers, mother-in-law, daughter-in-law and the many extended aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members for whom, as they grew older, she visited and cared for in many helpful and loving ways.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Donald Eugene Bailey and a brother, Billy Griffith. Surviving is a son, Wayne Bailey (Lisa); two daughters, Donna Barrow (Brad) and Sharon Vaziri; five grandchildren, Bijan, Natalie, Shanna, Viviana, and Jacob; three brothers, Ray Griffith (Sue), Kermit Griffith (Shirley) and Mike Griffith (Karen); also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Our family would also like to express our gratitude to Lisa Bailey, who was much more than a daughter-in-law to Gail but rather like a daughter. Lisa always helped and was there for Gail throughout the years in so many ways.
Gail was truly a kind, humble angel on earth, beautiful inside and out. The bright light that she was will forever be missed but with our faith and trust in our Lord and Savior, we find comfort in knowing she is now in the arms of her heavenly father.