Eva Mae Bailey
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Eva Mae Bailey
  • January 15, 1928 - January 26, 2017
  • Ecru, Mississippi

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Eva Mae Newsum Bailey, age 89, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Church Street Manor in Ecru. She was born January 15, 1928 to Robert Gates "Bud" Newsum and Resa Gates Newsum. She was a lifelong member of Cairo Baptist Church, the Ecru "Goodtimers", Woodmen of the World and the Cairo Home Demonstration Club. She worked in the furniture industry and made many friends at Brookwood and DeVille Furniture. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and camping at Enid Lake with Bill.

Services will be at 2 PM Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Cairo Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Griffin officiating; burial will follow in the Ecru Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her two sons, Don Bailey (Bonnie) of Olive Branch, MS and Billy Ray Bailey (Janet) of Cordova, TN; one sister, Vaneta Dowdy (Melvin) of Cairo, MS; and three grandchildren, Jeff Bailey (Kerry), Ethan Bailey and Evan Bailey, and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Oris Owen "Bill" Bailey, Jr., two sisters, Hermie Lewis and Dola Rorie and four brothers, Robert G. "Bob" Newsum, Jr., Travis Newsum, Sam Newsum and Cody Newsum.

Pallbearers will be Mike Swords, Ricky Houge, Jeff Bailey, Ethan Bailey, Evan Bailey and Greg Newsum. Honorary pallbearer will be Jordan Alshargatli.
Visitation will be from 12 to 2 pm Sunday at Cairo Baptist Church.

The family would like to express their thanks to Church Street Manor and to Camellia Hospice for their love and care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Cairo Baptist Church.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com