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Sharon Bailey

Sharon Denise Bailey (Collins)

Friday, March 25th, 1960 - Saturday, April 17th, 2021
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Sharon Denise Collins Bailey was born on March 25, 1960 in Painter, Virginia to the late Jacob and Ernestine Collins. She passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of April 17, 2021, surrounded by her husband, sister, and brother-in-law, at her sister’s home in Hampton, Virginia.

Sharon graduated from Central High School in 1978. She was employed at Perdue Farms in Accomac, Virginia. Sharon later became a USDA Inspector for thirty-five years. During this time, Sharon also served as a local delegate for The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2422. Every two years, Sharon was unanimously nominated and elected by acclamation. She served faithfully, professionally, and was well-respected, as she assisted the president in representing the Salisbury and Hurlock Circuits.

At an early age, Sharon accepted Christ and joined Ebenezer Baptist Church in Wardtown, Virginia. She served by singing in the choir and with her father’s gospel group.

Sharon enjoyed fishing, softball, pool, and ping-pong. She was well-known from childhood up to the time of her illness for making everyone laugh. She was also known for being in love with her niece’s, Lokesha Boggs, macaroni and cheese.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Alvin, and Jacob Collins.

Left to cherish Sharon’s memories: her husband of forty-one years, Lester Bailey, Sr. of Accomac, VA; one son, Lester Bailey, Jr. of Accomac, VA; one grandson, Kamari; two sisters, Linda Collins of Portsmouth, VA and Sarah Smith (Samuel) of Hampton, VA; nieces, Ciara Smith, Shenae Collins, Lokesha Boggs, and Shamika Jones; special sister-in-law, Althea Bailey of Belle Haven, VA; two brothers-in-law Larry Bailey of Tasley, VA and Franklin Bailey (Rosemary) of Painter, VA; one aunt, Olivia Collins of Philadelphia, PA; one uncle, George Smith of Painter, VA; special mom, Eunice Albert (Herbert) of Painter, VA (who nurtured her from age seventeen until the time of her passing); special cousin, Thomas Stevens (Margaret) of Frankford, DE; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Private Graveside Service

    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 | 4:00pm
    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 4:00pm
    Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery
    9504 Occohannock Neck Rd.
    EXMORE, VA 23350
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
    We have received notification of the Governor’s Executive Order Sixth Amended Number Sixty-Seven (2020) and Order of Public Health Emergency Seven, which imposes the following restriction:
    Effective Midnight, Thursday, April 1, 2021, all public and private in person gatherings of 50 or more individuals are prohibited. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.
    In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, www.cooperandhumbles.com. This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
    Rev. Milton P. Bunting
  • Interment

    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 | 4:00pm
    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 4:00pm
    Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery
    9504 Occohannock Neck Rd.
    EXMORE, VA 23350
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Rose-Marie Palmer

Posted at 10:50am
My heart is heavy. I am at a loss for words. To the family, I am sorry. I wish you strength and encouragement as you carry Sharon’s memories in your heart. She was the light of any gathering and made people laugh. She had a sharp wit about her and was always willing to help when and where she could. Sharon loved her family and loved life.
Her commitment to USDA was evident.
Dr. Palmer

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Posted at 04:22pm
Deepest condolences. Love the Nikki (Chesson) & Jonathan Wormley.
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Sam Bagwell

Posted at 04:14pm
Our prayers goes out the family of Sharon. Sharon was a true friend and member of one of the greatest classes of Central High School. The Class of 1978.

Sam & Denise Bagwell

Posted at 03:23pm
I know words cant take away the hurt you're feeling, but I want you to know how much I care. Sending you strength in this time of loss. Class of 1978
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Posted at 10:36am
"Sharon Bailey" brought so many gifts of love, joy & laughter to our life. We will never forget her!
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