Mildred Odean Robinson Bailey, age 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 5, 2020. She was devoted to both God and her family. Most who knew her called her "Odean."
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, daughter, friend and neighbor. She was a long-time member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Pell City.
Born August 26, 1934, Mrs. Bailey was the daughter of World War I veteran Vester Lee Robinson and Trudie Ann Wilkins Robinson.
She was married 67 years to her high school sweetheart, Porter Dumas Bailey. She joined him in heaven only 85 days after Porter went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Mrs. Bailey also was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her sisters, Alma Ruth Robinson, Ella Marie Robinson Smith, infant Elsie Odean Robinson, and a newborn brother.
She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Bailey Garrett (Jerry), Karen Bailey Hooks (Don), and Leigh Bailey Pritchett (Lee), all of Pell City; grandchildren, Jesse Hooks (Rhonda), Jason Garrett (Amy), Sarah Harris-Hooks (Bronzie), Zachary Hooks, Savannah Pritchett, Grace Pritchett and Caroline Pritchett; great-grandchildren, Madelynn and Claire Garrett; Rebekah, Victoria, Abigail, and Charlotte Hooks; Atticus Harris; McKenzie and Bentley Bridges; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020, and the service is at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Usrey Funeral Home of Pell City. The Rev. Joe Joyner will officiate. A graveside service will follow in St. Clair Memorial Gardens.
Members of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Pell City, Eastern Star St. Clair Chapter 437 of Pell City, and the Truthseekers Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Pell City will serve as pallbearers.
The family appreciates the love and care Mrs. Bailey received from the intensive care unit staff and palliative care staff of St. Vincent’s St. Clair Hospital, and caregiver Mrs. Faye Johnson, as well as visits from family, friends and neighbors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association (7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231), the American Cancer Society (P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123), and Shriners Hospitals for Children (2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607).
Condolences may be offered online at www.usreyfuneralhome.com. Usrey Funeral Home, Pell City, is in charge of arrangements.