Dorothy Bailey, age 75, was born on January 4, 1942, in Bainbridge, Georgia, the daughter of the late John English and Tanzy Jackson English. She departed this life on July 8, 2017, in Manor Care Nursing Center.
Mrs. Bailey had worked as a nursing assistant at the former Wilmington General Hospital. She was a devoted member of Latter Day Missionary Baptist Church where she sang with the Chorus, was president of the Pastor's Aid, a member of the Missionary Board, Praise & Worship Devotional Leader, and was a Kitchen Advisor.
She leaves to cherish her memory 5 children, Freddie Smiley, Daryl Smiley, Manes Smiley, Norris Smiley and Khalif Lewis; 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her late husband Jimmy Lee Bailey "ACE," siblings, James, Clarence "CJ," Will, Harold, John Lee, Albert A.J., Lucille Brown, Georgia Mae Holley and Daisey English.
Celebration of Life Service will be 11 am, Wednesday, July 19th, at Latter Day Missionary Baptist Church, 520 W. 32nd Street, Wilmington, DE 19802, where viewing will be from 9-10:45 am. Interment in Silverbrook Cemetery, Lancaster Avenue & Dupont Road, Wilmington, DE 19805.