Biography: Helen Bailey was born in Charleston, South Carolina on November 13, 1922 to the late Evelina Kinlaw And Frank Reid. She had two sisters who preceded her in death: Mrs. Victoria Williamson and Mrs. Mary Flagg (and her daughter, Mrs. Delores Robinson). She received her formal education in Charleston, South Carolina.
She married the late John Bailey, Sr. They left Charleston, South Carolina and relocated to New York City.
Helen became a member of The Greater Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Raymond F. Coles. She loved her church and worked to make a difference in others’ lives. She was a member of the Helping Hand Ministry where she was able to visit the sick and shut-in to lift their spirits.
The Lord called Helen home on Friday, April 26, 2019. She leaves to cherish her memories: two sons, John Bailey Jr. and Richard Bailey; two daughters, Blondell Bailey and Jacqueline A. Bailey; grandchildren: Richard Bailey JR., Nichelle Bailey, Rodney Bailey, Lisa Nimmons, Collette Robinson, Vincent Bailey and Kenneth Bailey; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Washington and Mildred Gibbs; great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.