Helen P. Bailey


MATOAKA- Helen P. Bailey, 94, of Matoaka, died peacefully at her home on Monday, July 15, 2019. Born January 13, 1925 at Dott, she was the daughter of the late Fred M. Porter and Nellie Sutphin Porter.
Helen was a homemaker and a member of the former Ashworth Memorial United Methodist Church in Matoaka. She served on the Board of Directors of Bluestone Health Clinic for 35 years. She was a volunteer at Princeton Community Hospital for 34 years and was a lifelong member of the DAV. She enjoyed reading her Bible, sewing, music and traveling. She loved her doggies, Candi, Abby and Molly.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dorsie Bailey.
Survivors include children, Marsha Howell and Rhonda Bailey both of Matoaka, David Bailey and wife Dawne of Mt. Olive and "adopted daughter," Arwanna Rogers of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Adam Howell and wife Heather of Matoaka, Richard Davis and wife Melissa of Parkersburg, John Davis and companion Brandie McHugh of Bluefield, Michelle Hurst and husband Jeff of Lashmeet and Amanda Lee of Asheville, NC; eight great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; special close friend, Phyllis Sparks and longtime friends, Joyce Taylor and Virgie Holmes; and special thanks to caregivers, Brenda Hall and Sabrina Morrison.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. David Damewood and Rev. David White officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.
The family will receive friends Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until service hour at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.
To view a video tribute to Helen, or share condolences with the family, please visit www.bailey-kirk.com.
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Published on July 16, 2019
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Sonia Hammen
Jul 29, 2019
My sister, Dixie, informed me of Helen's passing. My condolences to the entire family. It's very difficult to lose a loved one, even when they've lived a good full life. My mother, Faye Testino, and Helen were very good friends from (probably) teen years until my mother's passing in 2017. She always spoke so fondly of Helen.
Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home
Jul 16, 2019