Libby Bailey

Jan 07, 2013

1953 — 2013

Libby Bailey passed from this life into the next Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Louise Bowman.

Survivors include her husband Barry Bailey, with whom she was blessed to share more than 16 incredibly happy years; and the sunshine of her life, daughter Emily Elizabeth Everett, of Charleston, South Carolina. Also surviving are brother, Bill Bowman, of Bristol, Virginia; nieces Shelly (Jason) Burleson, of Newland, Holly Phillips, of Bristol, Tennessee, Hannah Bowman, of Bristol, Tennessee; nephew James Bowman, of Milligan, Tennessee; great-niece, Shannon Elliott (Charles Yerton); great-nephews Zachary Phillips, Jacob Burleson, Avery Bowman and Oren Roberts; great-great nephew, Keldon; mother-in-law Betty Scarboro, of Canton, goddaughter Sarah Fitzellen, of Bristol, Virgina; the family cats, Algebra and Grayson; and her grand-dog, Miles.

Libby was of the Presbyterian faith. She worked at Theatre Bristol for 16 years, then attended VHCC, University of Arizona Tucson and graduated in 2001 from ETSU. She then spent eight years serving the residents of a local assisted living community.

She and Barry loved to travel and had some great adventures together — windjammer sailing, snorkeling in the Caribbean and Alaska, whale watching, discovering Paris and Ireland, whitewater rafting, zip lining, visiting Emily in Charleston or just relaxing at Oak Island beach or on the screened porch at home. She loved laughing, animals, music, flowers, reading, and spending time with family and friends. It was her wish to be cremated.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 10, at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol, Tennessee. The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date for those who wish to share memories and honor her life. Instead of sending flowers, make a donation to a group that is looking for a cure for cancer or heart disease or to a local animal shelter or a spay and neuter program.

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