Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Laura Fulmer Bailey, age 81, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Holly Ridge Assembly of God Church, Haynesville, with Bro. David Walsworth officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Ridge Cemetery, Haynesville under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Haynesville, LA. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Bailey Funeral Home. There will also be a viewing period at the church from 11:00 a.m until the funeral service on Wednesday. Mrs.Bailey was born on October 5, 1934 to William Edward and Velma Gertrude Melton Fulmer in Homer, LA and passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016, from complications after a stroke in 2014 and a recent bout of pneumonia. She was a member of Holly Ridge Assembly of God Church, Haynesville for 22 years and First Assembly of God, Bossier for decades before moving back home to Haynesville. She was a sales representative for Avon for over 30 years and was a homemaker. Mrs. Bailey was also a breast cancer survivor. Mrs. Bailey was a devout Christian with an open heart and home for everyone. She taught Sunday School, was a member of the Women’s Ministry, and of the women’s auxiliary of Gideon International. Serving the Lord was her life. She and her husband were foster parents to many children and teens over the years, and “mom” and “dad” to all of their own five children’s friends. She and her two best pals from high school, Betty Jo Callender Owens and Lorraine Greer Main (deceased) remained life-long devoted friends to each other. She is survived by her husband of almost 63 years, Marvin Vancel “Jack” Bailey; daughter, Glenda Greer and husband, Larry of Haynesville (Jason, Alan, Marc, Richard, Todd); son, Keith Bailey and wife, Patty of Haynesville (Brandon, Christy, Dylan, Derek); son, Tim Bailey and wife, Karen of Woodland, WA (Nick, Tracie, Lynn); son, William J “Willie” Bailey and wife, Leslie of Columbia, SC (Michael); son, Jeff Bailey and wife, Usa of Gainesville, GA (Courtney, Jessica); very special foster daughter, Brenda Babcock and husband, Joe of Las Vegas, NV (Cherie, Danny, John); eighteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Survived also by Curtis an Wesley Stewart, two devoted, loving nephews who thought she was their big sister for years; sister-in-law, Jean Fulmer; niece, Patty Fulmer Abney, and nephew, Ray Hanson; and the large family of Bailey in-laws, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her parents (mom at 2/dad at 16); sister/”mother”, Nadine Fulmer Stewart Tarpley; brother, Huey Pierce Fulmer; niece, Frances Stewart Hanson; nephew, Ricky Fulmer; parents-in-law, Foster and Mable Bailey. Pallbearers will be Brandon Bailey, Derek Bailey, Dylan Bailey, Michael Bailey, Jason Empfield, Todd Empfield, Richard Greer and Layne Greer. Flowers should be sent to Bailey Funeral Home in Haynesville. Sign our online guest book at www.baileyfuneralhome.net.
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