February 3, 1931 - January 16, 2018
Phyllis J. Bailey O'Neill, 86, of Charleston passed away peacefully at Hubbard Hospice House on January 16, 2018. She was born February 3, 1931 to the late Carl & Wretha (Boggess) Bailey. Phyllis loved the Lord & we know she is resting with Him now. She was a creative lady her entire life. If she wasn't designing flowers, she was decorating houses. If she wasn't painting on canvas, she was creating a masterpiece of flower gardens in her yard. She was the owner of Bailey Floral, sold Home Interiors for many years & later owned Hobby Lobby Art & Flowers by Phyllis. Phyllis enjoyed traveling & especially enjoyed exploring our beautiful state. She loved to bowl & in her later years she became quite fond of auctions. Phyllis was also preceded in death by her brother Fred A. Bailey, Sr. and sisters Eunice Thomas & Nina "Sis" Holmes; two infant children David & Brenda Bailey; son Vernon L. Bailey, Sr.; and husbands James O'Neill & Hubert Smith. She is survived by her son Pastor Paul E. Bailey, Sr. & wife Diana of Charleston; daughter in law Barbara Bailey of Cross Lanes. Grandchildren Tammi (Troy) Young, Paul (Jennifer) Bailey, Jr.; Vernon Bailey, Jr. and Deona (Kevin) Kemerer. Great grandchildren Brett (Hillary) Kemerer; Jeremy (Makala) Kemerer, Jordan Bailey, Brittany (Tyler) Boggs, Tatum Young, Noah Maguire, Latisha & Ashley Middleton & Braxton Bailey. Two Great-great grandsons Kayson born in July 2017 & Emmett due in March. Sisters Glendel Fisher, Teny Riffle, Olive (Bob) Abbott & Rebecca Eckenrode and many nieces & nephews. The family would like to thank Jeanette Warner for taking exceptional care of Phyllis over the last several months & the staff of Hubbard Hospice House for their compassion during the last few days of her life. A celebration of Phyllis' life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 20, at Baber Agee United Methodist Church, Rocky Fork Road, with Pastor James "Jim" Legg officiating. Friends may call from 5-8pm Friday at the church. Private burial will follow the service at the Bailey Family cemetery. The family will accept online condolences at: cpjfuneralhome.com Cunningahm, Parker & Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Phyllis J. Bailey O'Neill, 86, of Charleston passed away peacefully at Hubbard Hospice House on January 16, 2018. She was born February 3, 1931 to the late Carl & Wretha (Boggess) Bailey. Phyllis loved the Lord & we know she is resting with... View Obituary & Service Information
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