LILLY RAY BAILEY

 Peace came to Mother Lillie at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Gulfside Hospice in Zephyrhills, Florida . She was born April 25, 1930 in Folkston, to the late Otis and Mazona Harper-Moody, Sr. 

She received her formal education in the public school system. 

Lillie was joined in holy matrimony early in life to the late, Henry Lee Bailey, and adopted a son, Carl Henry Bailey, who is now deceased. 

She later moved to Rochester, NY, where she married Eugene Pickett. In New York she owned and operated a day care center in her home for many years. Upon returning to Folkston, she reunited with the late Henry Lee Bailey and they remarried once more. 

Lillie was preceded in death by both parents, her husband, Henry Lee Bailey, nine siblings, JoeAnn, Mary, Annie Lee, Otis Jr., Elizabeth, J.C., Emma, Lucille, and David.

Those left to cherish her memory, a son, Limuel Pickett, Dade City, FL; a devoted grandson that she raised, Kenneth (Heather) Bailey, Jr., of Athens; two grandchildren, Kaleb and Tyra Bailey, of Athens; two sisters, Johnnie Myers, of St. Marys, and Agggie (Nathaniel) President, of Folkston; six stepchildren, Della (Raymond) Roberts, Shirley Dasher, Rose Ann Williams, Malcolm (Catherine) Bailey, Kenneth Bailey, Sr., and Cornell Bailey; a special friend, Annette Stevens and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. 

There will be no wake/ visitation. Remains will lie in state one hour prior to services. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. House of Faith Worship Center, 140 Paxton Road, Folkston. Interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Folkston. 

Final arrangements entrusted to Royal Funeral Home, Inc., Jesup.

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