Obituary: Ruby Jones Bailey


Ruby Jones Bailey, 95, of the Brooklyn community, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.

She was born Nov. 20, 1923 to John Henry and Susanne Elizabeth Croft Jones.

Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker. Many hours of Ruby’s life was spent caring for her family. Mrs. Bailey gardened, and as her garden produced she spent many hours canning and preserving her vegetables so that her family would have food in the coming months. Ruby also loved to grow flowers and always had beautiful flowerbeds. Mrs. Bailey was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Ruby’s love and devotion to her family was evident. She will be missed greatly by her family.

Mrs. Bailey is preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Susanne Elizabeth Croft Jones; beloved husband, John L. Bailey; brothers, Gordon Jones, J.D. Jones, Zertis Jones, Hershell Jones, Zelmer Jones, Talmadge Jones, Ollie Jones, Almer Jones, Jessie Jones; sisters, Estella Wisener, Bessie Jones, Vada Jones, Ethel Jones; and granddaughter, Paula Bailey.

Survivors include, sons, Darrel (Linda) Bailey, Jackie (Judy) Bailey; sister, Pauline Mitchell; grandchildren, Wendy Carol Tuger, Ben Bailey, Heather Nicole Bryant, Linsay Paige Mawhirter; and great-grandchildren, Marleigh, Macy, Mia, and Ryan.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bailey are 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 in the Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel, Jr. Plunkett officiating. Bob Jones, Ben Bailey, Paul Tuger, Jason Bryant, Steven Mawhirter, and Donald Mitchell will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow in Brooklyn Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday evening, Aug. 14, 2019 from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bailey family.