Edna Dunston Bailey

Edna Dunston Bailey, 94, loving mother, grandmother and sister, departed this life peacefully on Sunday, December 28, 2008 at Liberty Commons in Weldon, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She is in the presence of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Mrs. Bailey was a Roanoke Rapids native, the daughter of the late George Washington Dunston and Elizabeth Johnson Dunston. She was a member of New Testament Christian Church in Roanoke Rapids.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas Bailey; her parents, her stepmother, Susie Clark; two sons, William Roland Bailey and James Norman Bailey; three grandchildren, Kathryn Dunlow Heustess, Thomas S. Bailey, and Emily Kate McDermott; and three sisters, Fannie Mae Fite, Josephine Davis and Bernice Hux.

Mrs. Bailey is survived by four daughters, Lois B. Neville and her husband, Toby, of Littleton, Brenda B. Dunlow and her husband, Ernest, of Roanoke Rapids, Hazel B. Reach and her husband, Charles, of Montevallo, AL, and Trudy B. McDermott and her husband, Andy, of Roanoke Rapids; three sons, Paul Bailey of Newport News, VA, Jerry Bailey and his wife, Raye, of Roanoke Rapids, and Phillip Bailey, also of Roanoke Rapids; four sisters, Dorothy Malone, Mable White, and Helen Letchworth, all of Roanoke Rapids, and Linda Ross of Rocky Mount, NC; twenty-eight grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Askew Funeral & Cremation Services, 731 Roanoke Ave, Roanoke Rapids, NC is handling the arrangements, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 30, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and other times at 101 Easton St., Roanoke Rapids. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at New Testament Christian Church with Minister Dale Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids.

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