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Christine P. Bailey

February 27, 1953 ~ May 7, 2016 (age 63)
CHRISTINE PRISCILLA BAILEY

   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 (fiancĂ© 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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