Wed., Dec. 4, 2002
CLEVELAND -- Bertha C. Bailey, 86, of Crawford Road, formerly of First Avenue in East Liverpool, died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 31, 2002, at University Hospital in Cleveland following a lengthy illness.
Born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., May 13, 1916, a daughter of the late Rufus and Arnetta Wallace Cook, she spent most of her life in East Liverpool.
A member of New Hope Baptist Church, she served as president of the Pastors’ Aid auxiliary and was a past president of the Altar guild and the Naomi Missionary Society. In 1973, she organized a prayer band in her First Avenue home, as well as a counseling ministry.
Her husband, Dallas Bailey, died Sept. 9, 1955. Four brothers, Rufus, James, Willie and Miller Cook, preceded her in death along with four sisters, Nellie Mae Wright, Angeline Murray, Connie Cook and Naomi Murphy. Dennis Bailey a grandson, also preceded her in death.
A son, Miller Bailey and his wife Leola of Cleveland, survive.
A sister, Blanche Murphy of Bluefield, W.Va., also survives along with five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Friday at the Dawson Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Rev. Rolland Owens of the church will conduct services at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
View this obituary and send condolences online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.