Melva Jo Bailey

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Melva Jo (Parker) Bailey, a resident of Osage, Arkansas was born November 13, 1929 in Grow County, Texas a daughter of Marvie West and Mattie Elizabeth (Baker) Parker. She departed this life Tuesday July 21, 2015 in her home at the age of 85.

Jo was an awesome Mother and Granny that loved her family very much. She loved to crochet and to cook for her family and friends. She was always there with a welcoming smile. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Alpena.

She is survived by two sons, Jr. Bailey and his wife Debby of Green Forest, Arkansas and Mark and his wife Dana of Osage, Arkansas, two daughters, Patty and her husband Doyle of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Linda and her husband Rodney Middleton of Verdigris, Oklahoma, one sister June Diel of Many, Louisiana, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, a host of caregivers other family members and friends.

On March 8, 1947 she was united in marriage with Maurice Richard Bailey, Sr. who preceded her in death on June 6, 2011. She was also preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and four sisters.

Memorial celebration will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the New Hope Fellowship Church located at Woodland Acres Bible Camp in Green Forest with Bro. Jim Goins officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Mercy Hospice, 804 W. Freeman, Ste. #4, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at