Christine P. Bailey

Born: Fri., Feb. 27, 1953
Died: Sat., May 7, 2016


10:00 AM to 11:30 PM, Sat., May 14, 2016
Location: Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Sat., May 14, 2016
Location: Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

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   Christine P. Bailey, 63, of Quincy, died at 9:33 a.m. Saturday (May 7, 2016) in her home surrounded by her loving family.

   Born February 27, 1953 in Cairo, Illinois, Christine was the daughter of Harriet Payton Wells.  She married Darryl Keith Bailey on July, 31 1987 in Chicago, Illinois.  He survives.

   Christine was a graduate of Cairo High School and went on to receive her Bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.  She was an active member of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she served as a Trustee and was president of the Women's Missionary Society.  Christine also volunteered and assisted at other area churches.  In her younger years she was an excellent seamstress, often making her own clothing.  Christine loved to garden, often being thought of as having a green thumb, and enjoyed listening to music and traveling.  

   Christine had first worked as a Retail Sales Manager. She later worked as a Quality Control Manager at Blessing Hospital in the Food/Nutrition Department, retiring October 2015 after 26 years of service.

   Survivors include her husband, Keith; her mother, Harriet Payton of Cairo, IL;  a daughter, Jennifer Collette Bailey (fianc√© Ira Helderman) of Nashville, TN; two brothers, Randy Clark of Elgin, IL and Terry Payton of Oklahoma City, OK; a sister, Liz Jones (Paul) of Cairo, IL;  four nieces, LaShaunda Jordan (Mike) of Elgin, IL, Shontel Clark of Danville, IL, La Thosa Clark of Bedford, TX and Daphanie Cooper (Tyron) of Milwaukee, WI; one nephew, Quentin Clark (Alicia) of Elgin, IL; a sister-in-law, Ina Stewart (Willie) of Columbus, MS; and a host of other loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

   Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Clark.

   Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11:30 in the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church with Rev. James Hailey officiating. Burial will be held Tuesday afternoon (May 17, 2016) at 12:30 in the Spencer Heights Memorial Park Cemetery in Mounds, Illinois.

   Visitation will be Saturday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the church.

   Memorials may be made to Faith Matters Network or Blessing Cancer Center.

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Georgia Janssen
   Posted Mon May 09, 2016
Sympathy goes out to the family. I had the pleasure of working with her for many years. Christine was a wonderful and generous person. She will be greatly missed.

Chris Blakeman
   Posted Tue May 10, 2016
What a pleasure to know Christine, she was a wonderful wife, mother and great friend. I had the privilege of working along side of Christine (what we sometimes refer to as the "Dream Team") for 15 years. She taught me so much about being a leader and how you should treat your co-workers with dignity and respect. She also had a very strong Christian faith and lead me to be a better Christian. She taught me how to be organized, plan and discuss as a team each and every event in detail and to always have a back-up plan. I learned so much from Christine and always have lot of her as my mentor.

Rev. Dr. Walter B. Johnson, Jr.- Greater Institutional AME Church
   Posted Thu May 12, 2016
To: Rev. Jennifer C. Bailey and Mr. Darryl Keith Bailey
We, the Greater Institutional AME Church Family express our deepest sympathy in your loss of your love one.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief, hold close to God's promise that he will comfort you, and will never leave you.

Much Love,
Rev. Dr. Walter B. Johnson, Jr. Senior Minister
Greater Institutional AME Church family

Ora (Sowers) Hughes
   Posted Fri May 13, 2016
There are no words that can express my sympathy, but know that Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. May God continue to uphold you with His strength and power during this time.

My love and sympathy to the Bailey Family, Harriet, Randy, and Terry

Ora (Sowers) Hughes

Melvin Flowers
   Posted Fri May 13, 2016

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Melvin L Flowers.

My sincere condolences to the family, Melvin L Flowers

Geoanna Bautista
   Posted Fri May 13, 2016

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Geoanna, Donagh and Lady.

My dearest Jen Bailey, It takes a special person to be a great mother, but it takes an incredible person to be the mother of a great child. You are proof of your mother's great character, and she will live on through you and all the lives you touch. I know this is an extremely difficult time for you, but let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens to greet her and may the love of your loved ones be the warmth and comfort you need to get through this time. We are here for you whenever you need us so let us know when you are ready. With lots of love, Geoanna, Donagh & Lady

Sharron Davis
   Posted Fri May 13, 2016

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Melvin and Sharron Davis, 3416 W. 163rd St, Markham, IL 60428.

Our sincerest condolences on your loss. we will miss Christine, or "Daughter" as we called her. Melvin and Sharron Davis

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