Our beloved, Mollie Bailey, departed from this earthly life on Thursday, November 3, 2022.
Life Celebration Services will take place on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Whiteville Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, in the Nixonton township of Elizabeth City, NC. She will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Entombment will follow in the church cemetery.
Mollie Bailey was one of the twins born to George and Blanch Bailey on July 11, 1931 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She attended P.W. Moore High School in Elizabeth City, NC. Mollie moved to New York and spent most of her life in New York City where she worked, got married and gave birth to her beloved daughter Ellen Pearson.
Mollie was a loving mother and aunt to us all. She is responsible for instilling a constant set of values and stressed the importance of education to her family. She was very active in her community and regularly attended local council meetings and political fundraisers. Mollie enjoyed being around family especially the children. She always kept ice cream in her freezer and hard candies in her candy dish for the kids. During the holidays the family would line up for her world famous apple turnovers. Although she had a disabled leg, that never kept her from moving. Mollie was known to frequent the department store Macy’s and was well known by many of its employees. She always kept a smile on her face and gave sound advice in which she would always finish with the phrase “Am I right or Am I wrong” and she was always right. Mollie loved to travel from New York to back home south to Elizabeth City. And although her daughter Ellen was a huge Michael Jackson fan, Mollie loved her some Prince.
Mollie leaves to cherish her memory twin sister Margaret Collins and brother Ernest Bailey of New York and sister Carolyn Smith of Virginia. Mollie was a beloved aunt and leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her parents George and Blanch Bailey, her one and only daughter Ellen, sister Estelle “Doll” Lee, and brother Alec Riddick.
From the Family
Mollie you gave us the tools to become decent human beings. Although you only had one child, you had a hand in raising us all. Words cannot express the impact you had on all our lives. We thank you and we love you. Oh how we will miss you but you suffer no more. God has called our Mollie home.