Services for Shirley “Gammy” Bailey were held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Beaty Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Davis officiating. Burial followed in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Ms. Bailey passed away in her home on October 25, 2017 in Mineola with her children at her side. Shirley was born in Craig, MO on September 17, 1943 and has lived in Mineola since the late 70’s. Shirley retired from Kitchens Hardware & Deli in 2009.
Ms. Bailey was preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Josephine Jewett; two (2) brothers, Floyd Gene and Oliver Jewett; her sister Helen Joan Hearn and her longtime boyfriend Mickey Pullen.
Shirley is survived by her children, Greg Bailey of San Antonio, Texas, Stephanie Leonard and husband Mark of Whitehouse, Texas, Tracy Drake and her husband James “Butch” of Tyler, Texas, Derrick Bailey and his wife Monica of Alba, Texas.
Shirley was loved and treasured by her siblings who nicknamed her “Baby Sis” and still to this day refer to her as “Baby Sis”. Her siblings include Harold and Kay Jewett of St. Joseph, MO, Guy and Phyliss Jewett of Parkville, MO, Wayne Jewett of St. Joseph, MO, and sister Colleen and Joe Fields of Mineola, Texas.
Shirley “Gammy” was blessed with 9 grandchildren including Wesley Bailey, Kenny Bailey, Josh Bailey, Amber Bailey Gilliam, Brooke Bailey Striedel, Russ Leonard, Chris Leonard, Jessica Leonard, and Sarah Leonard. She was also doubled blessed with 9 great-grandchildren.
Her children would like to give a special and heart felt thank you to Robert and Shirley Gilbreath who lovingly cared for our mother and helped us through this journey. We are so thankful and blessed to call you our family!