Cecil Monroe Bailey

Posted at 8:23 PM on Oct 6, 2019

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Mr. Cecil Monroe Bailey, 92, of Statesville, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Gordon Hospice House.

Mr. Bailey was born in Iredell County on July 6, 1927, and was the son of the late Walter Moore Bailey and Emma Lippard Bailey. He was a graduate of Cool Spring School, Class of 1944, and he served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

On August 27, 1951 he married Carolyn Moose Bailey, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Bailey was a member of Wesley Memorial UMC. He was retired from J.C. Penney Warehouse following 44 years of service.

Left to cherish his memory is one son, Mark Bailey (Betty); seven grandchildren, Chris Bailey Jr., Cami Cash, Eddie Wright (Amy), and Jennifer Wright (Darren), all of Statesville, Michele Samples (Andy) of Cummings, Ga., Amanda Harris (Billy) of Wilmington, N.C. and Farrah Bailey (Nathan) of Jacksonville, N.C.; along with one brother, James Bailey of Virginia Beach, Va. He is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services honoring the life of Cecil Bailey will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, in the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Derrick Moose officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends on Monday at Nicholson Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com

Nicholson Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Cecil Bailey.

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