Phyllis D. Bailey January 31, 1951 - February 2, 2022
Phyllis D. Bailey was born January 31, 1951 in Wynne, AR. She died at home after a long fight with lewy body dementia on February 2, 2022 in Eatonville, WA. She was 71 years old.
She is survived by her husband, Alan Bailey of Eatonville, WA. Her children Candace Partain of Three Forks, MT and Brian Bailey of South Prairie, WA. One brother, Loyal Davis of Plant City. FL. 6 Grandchildren: Bailey Partain, Zoie Partain, Mae Partain, Clara Partain, Caden Bailey and Chaz Bailey.
Phyllis grew up in West Memphis, AR. She graduated from West Memphis High School (1969). She attended Florida College in Temple Terrace, FL where she met Alan Bailey. They were married June 16, 1972 in West Memphis, AR. They were married for almost 50 years. She was very active in the ministry with Alan. They have ministered with Churches of Christ in Arkansas, California, Arizona, Missouri and Washington.
Phyllis was a wonderful wife and mother, loving and training her children to love Christ, family and hundreds of others whom she touched deeply. Phyllis home-schooled her children all the way through high school.
Over the years she has prepared meals and hosted small groups hundreds of times. She was always a wonderful cook and gracious host. Phyllis always had a servant’s heart. She was truly the Proverbs “Worthy Woman.” She was the living example of a “gentle and quiet spirit which is so precious in the sight of God.” She honored her parents throughout her life, calling them faithfully several times each week. She touched and influenced hundreds of people throughout her life. She never wanted the spotlight, but quietly and humbly served people.
Phyllis and Alan had a good cleaning business for 11 years in Bozeman, MT. They moved back to Washington in the fall of 2017. She loved her church family in Eatonville and they all loved her. She loved being close to our son, Brian and Arame, his wife and two sons. They have been a wonderful blessing in this difficult season.
Phyllis began showing signs of dementia while still in Montana. She had the second most prevalent form of dementia -- lewy body dementia, which has Parkinson’s type symptoms. She has gradually slipped away over the past five years. She has been the love of Alan’s life. Her family will deeply miss her, as will many, many people.
Her faith in Christ was deep and wide. She influenced hundreds of people to follow Jesus more faithfully. She rests securely in the loving arms of Jesus. We long for our glorious reunion with her in heaven.
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the Spirit, in that they shall rest from their labours; for their works follow with them. Revelation 14:13