February 25, 1937 - March 1, 2018
ObituaryDorothy Mae Bailey, age 81 of Irving, Texas, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2018, following a brief illness. She was born on February 25,1937 in Pierre Part, Louisiana, to Rudolph and Elodie Giroir. They both preceded her in death along with her husband, Dean Bailey; siblings, Murphy Giroir, Lloyd Giroir, Dawson Giroir, Russell Giroir, Rita Jacobs and Laura Montero. Because of Dean’s job they moved frequently, yet she always worked hard to make their house into a home for her family. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren meant everything to her, and her love for them was unconditional. She adored them and enjoyed time spent with them.
All of her children's’ friends called her Ma Bailey. She loved hanging out and laughing with them, and her bubbly personality drew everyone to her. Everyone knew what a fabulous cook she was, and especially loved her shrimp stew, gumbo and potato salad.
In her later years, she was an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles.
Dorothy was a member at St. Luke Catholic Church in Irving. She leaves behind her daughter Sherry Clothier and husband Kent; sons Chad Bailey, Clint Bailey and wife Joye; grandchildren, Chris Bailey and wife Laura, Brett Clothier and wife Nicole; three great grandchildren, two step- grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 4th, from 2-4 p.m.at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 5th at St. Luke Catholic Church, with interment following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. All of these are located in Irving TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org
Date: March 4, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Date: March 5, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Date: March 5, 2018
Harmony Assembly of God
North Richland Hills, TX
Sherry - I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Moms hold a special place in our hearts and I know how close you were to yours. I will keep your and your family in my prayers. - Mary
May the good Lord send you and your family peace, Sherry. It's so hard to lose your mom. You will be in my thought and prayers. Xoxo