Betty Lou Bailey

Betty Lou Bailey

July 30, 1938 – December 10, 2020

Betty Bailey

Betty Lou Bailey, 82, was called to her heavenly home on December 10, 2020, her belated husband’s birthday.  A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 15th at the Matthews Funeral Home, in Edmond, OK, The burial service will follow at the Ringling Memorial Cemetery (aka 100F Cemetery), Ringling, OK at 2:00 p.m.

To Livestream Betty’s service, please  CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page. Click on ‘Videos’, then ‘Live Streams’ at 9:45 a.m. on December 15th.

Betty was born to Jesse (Jack) and Linnie Gibson, on July 30, 1938 in Ringling, OK.  She played basketball, played tenor saxophone, and was in show choir while at Ringling High School.  On April 29, 1955, she married Floyd Bailey.  They were married for 59 years until his passing in 2014.  They shared a love of gospel music, sang in a quartet, were youth ministers, and spread the gospel wherever they went.  They had 4 children, Sherry, Donny, Christi, and Karen.  Betty was a Sunday School teacher and played piano in church.  She was beautiful, creative, talented, gifted, giving, strong, faithful, and a prayer warrior.  Betty was a devoted Christian and member of the Heritage Hall Fellowship Church, where she faithfully attended every Sunday.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Sherry Helms and husband, Johnie, of Edmond, OK. Her son, Donny Bailey and wife, Jean, of Parker, CO.  Her daughter, Christi Lewis and husband, Brent, of Fort Worth, TX. Her daughter, Karen Powers and husband, Andy, of The Woodlands, TX. Grandchildren are Tara Gray and husband, Christian, Tabitha White, Angela Burchett and Mike, Aubrey Coombs and Erik, Brett Cox and Brittany, Cassi Hutchings and Garrett, Madison Cooper, Parker Powers, and Pierson Powers.  Great grandchildren are Makena and Ian Gray, Lunden Wentzell, Lauren and Hayden Coniglio, Graham and Wesley Coombs, Kynslee Cox, Autumn and Violet Hutchings.

4 thoughts on “Betty Lou Bailey”

  1. Sherri McDermott

    Knowing Betty is now in the presence of Jesus & her loving husband (and other family/friends…where we all long to be) is blessing. Knowing those who love her so dearly grieve the loss of her presence, yet celebrate her home going, is the challenge for the living believer. Betty and Floyd left a significant mark of deep faith on many, especially their family. I am grateful for the example of Betty and her daughter Sherry, whom I call friend. I am both so sorry for your loss and so grateful Betty is with Jesus, whole, healthy, happy.

  2. Thelma McDowell

    It has been my privilege to know Betty for only a few years–only since she started attending Heritage Fellowship Church. She was in the process of having chemo treatments at that time, but she didn’t let that deter her from coming to church and participating in the services. Whenever I walked in the door she would call out a greeting, and even though I usually arrived an hour before service began, Betty was usually there already to greet me when I walked in the door.

    It was my privilege to have her play with the musicians. In fact, she brought her own keyboard and set it up on the platform so that she could play music with us. She loved music and she loved playing on her keyboard.

    She was a very faithful and dedicated lady. She was always cheerful and looked on the positive side of things. We will miss Betty, but we know she is enjoying the all the beauty and benefits of her new heavenly home. Meanwhile her influence lives on here on earth. Love you, Betty. I’m glad I got to be with you a few years here.

  3. Cousin Faye (Jess & Exnah's dau)

    Betty has been on my mind, and in my heart for the last several weeks, however I didn’t know where she was living now, guess this was my clue to pray for her. Sorry for your loss. I always remember she and her husband were good Christians.
    Love,

  4. Cousin Faye (Jess & Exnah's dau)

    Betty has been on my mind, and in my heart for the last several weeks, however I didn’t know where she was living now, guess this was my clue to pray for her. Sorry for your loss. I always remember she and her husband were good Christians.
    Love,

    PS
    We would love to update our family tree if you would care to give us all the info on the grand & great-grand
    children. My #918-440-1425. I live in Broken Arrow, OK

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