On Friday, March 13, 2020, Jacolyn Bailey, loving wife and mother of four passed away at the age of 62.
Jacolyn was born February 7, 1958 in Marietta, Ohio to Willard Johnson and Roberta (Bobbi) Irvine. Jacolyn had a nursing degree and an engineering degree from Ohio University.
On June 24, 1993 she married her true love DeGearld (Tim) Bailey. They raised four daughters Amanda(Evan) Lightner, Grace Bailey, Melissa (Todd) Cherry, and Seleen (Faxson) Cockrell. Jacolyn had four very loved grand children Chloe & Megan Lightner and Tyson & Tanner Cherry. Jacolyn left behind her brothers Earl (Renee) Johnson, Gene Johnson, and her sister Becky Chutes. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her Grandmother, Leona McDonald and her father, Willard Johnson.
Jacolyn fought a hard battle with cancer. Jacolyn showed us how to fight this horrible disease with strength, dignity, power, and she never gave up. Jacolyn was a devout catholic at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
A burial will be held on Tuesday at 2pm at the New St. Mary’s Cemetery with Father Mike Campbell as the Celebrant. There will be a celebration of life at her daughter Amanda’s home afterwards. Jacolyn requested that everyone wear bright & colorful clothes to celebrate her.
McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family. Messages of sympathy may be sent www.Lankfordfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Leukemia Cancer Research at James Cancer 460 W. 10th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210.