Nancy Atkins Bailey died on August 29, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 69 years Marshall Lee Bailey; her children Cynthia Vaughan Bailey and Marsha Bailey Lambert (Thomas); her sister Frances Atkins Mason; and her grandchildren Bailey Lambert Brooks (Zachary) and Paige Elizabeth Lambert.  She was preceded in death by her parents Carrie Vaughan and James Monroe Atkins, and her brother James Emmett Atkins.

Nancy received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Radford University in 1949 and a Master of Science degree from Longwood University in 1970. She worked for many years as an extension agent for the Virginia Cooperative Extensive Service.  Previously, she taught science and home economics in Charlotte County Public Schools and Amelia County Public Schools and coached the Phenix Elementary Eagles football team.

She was an active member of Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church in Charlotte Court House and served many terms as church clerk.

Nancy loved family, work, church, gardening and the Virginia Tech Hokies.

The family is grateful for wonderful caregivers and the enduring support of their friends in Charlotte County.

The family will receive friends at her home on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Road, Charlotte Court House, Virginia 23923.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Evergreen Cemetery Fund, c/o Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church, 174 Thomas Jefferson Highway, Charlotte Court House Virginia 23923, or a favorite charity.

The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is serving the family.


Condolence Messages

  1. Jimmy Burcher

    01 September 2018 5 years ago

    Marshall and family, Deepest condolences to you in your time of loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Melissa Lovo

    01 September 2018 5 years ago

    Sorry for your loss. It was my privilege to help take care of Mrs. Bailey for the short period of time that I had with her . I will forever remember her. You all are in my thoughts and prayers .

  3. Linda Wrenn LaPradd

    01 September 2018 5 years ago

    Mr. Bailey,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Love and prayers.

  4. Linda M. Napier

    02 September 2018 5 years ago

    I grew up with this beautiful family. Loved all of them. Mrs. Bailey was a special and unique person who did so much for the town of Charlotte Court House and it’s citizen.Please know that my prayers and love are there for all of you!

  5. Jean McCarthy

    02 September 2018 5 years ago

    Dear family, my heart goes out to each of you. I did not know Mrs. Bailey, but I am sure that she was an amazing woman. I am a friend of Cindy’s who is a testament to Mrs Bailey’s life. Rest easy in the love of God.

  6. Rebecca Robertson

    03 September 2018 5 years ago

    Cindy, so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you!

  7. Mary Hoge

    05 September 2018 5 years ago

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. What an accomplished woman and certainly a wonderful Mother and inspiration. To those who knew her. Thinking of you and your family during this time. Best, Mary Hoge

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