She attended school in Bruce, was a member of Carnation Baptist Church and was a seamstress in the area furniture plants. A fun-loving lady with a great sense of humor, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An excellent cook, she also enjoyed gardening, sewing, shopping and amassing a large collection of cookbooks.
Survivors include her mother, Wilma Ivy Bailey of Bruce; daughters, Tonya Miller (William “Cricket” Miller) of Nettleton and Sonya Shaw (Eddie) of Columbus; son, J.W. Posey (Mary Ann) of Amory; brothers, Charles Bailey of Bruce and Bill Bailey (Debra) of Calhoun City; grandchildren, Cyndi Ray, Steven Edington, Dustin Edington, April Miller, Summer Rushing, Danielle Hood, Shawn Shaw, Lance Hood, Justin Posey, Hannah Posey and Bailey Wood; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Posey Cook; son, John Wood; and brother, Larry Bailey.
A celebration of life service with be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Rob Westbrook officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Bruce.
Pallbearers will be Steven Edington, Dustin Edington, Lance Hood, Cody Hood, Justin Posey and Steven Ray.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.