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Ruby Austin Lee Bailey

February 13, 1922 – July 29, 2011

Ruby Austin Lee Bailey, age 89, of the Hopewell and Sweetlips Community near Finger passed away Friday, July 29th at her home.  Funeral services were Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Hopewell Baptist Church with Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel in charge, Bro. Randy Morris officiating. She attended Hopewell Baptist Church in her early teenage years where she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior.  She later attended First Pentecostal Church of Henderson where she received her own Pentecost experience. Ruby was born and reared in the Hopewell & Sweetlips Community, the daughter of the late Harmon Austin and Stella Webster Austin.  She had four brothers; Clarence, Tom, James, and Charles and one sister Jean. She went to school at Sweetlips and Poplar Springs. She married Amos Lee of the Finger Community in 1941. Later she was married to Irel Bailey in 1955.  Mr. Bailey died in June of 1985.  She worked at Salant and Salant garment factory before becoming a full time homemaker and wonderful mother to her four children. She loved to quilt, garden and work in her flower beds. She is survived by a son, Wildon Lee of Henderson; three daughters, Willadene Seratt, Elaine Bailey and Karen Bailey all of Finger; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild and a brother Charles Austin of Manila, AK.

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