Frances Marie Bailey


Lewisburg-Frances Marie Bailey, 92, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Virginia.

Born Oct. 7, 1926, at Sandy Huff, WV, she was the daughter of the late William “Ance” and Hattie Mullins Steele.

Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Lewisburg Community Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. George F. Bailey; son, Harry Bailey; grandson, Samuel Lewis Christian Jr., and two brothers, William Sherman and Jerry Wayne Steele.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Faye Christian (Samuel) of Lewisburg, Cheryle Darlene Martin of Chesapeake, VA and Kathy Joann Shaver (Richard) of Disputanta, VA; daughter-in-law, Goldie Bailey of Lewisburg; brothers, Charles Byron “Bill” Steele of Gap Mills, and Harold Lawrence Steele (Mae) of Lewisburg; sisters, Gwendolyn Collins of Brownsburg, IN and Rosa Lee Runyon of Premier, WV; seven grandchildren, Harry Bailey Jr., Karen Surgeon, Marsha Shaver, Richard Shaver Jr., Christopher Shaver, Shayne Martin and Ellen Martin; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Lewisburg Community Pentecostal Holiness Church on Brush Road where Pastor Everette “Hat” Defibaugh and Mrs. Bailey’s nephew, Pastor Randy Webb, officiated.

Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was at the church before the service.

Online guestbook may be signed at Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, WV.