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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Sunday February 20th, 2022
2:00pm - 2:45pm

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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Sunday February 20th, 2022

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Thomas Leonard Bailey

Thomas Leonard Bailey, 78, of Eden went home to be with The Lord Friday, February 18, 2022, surrounded by his loving family at the Gibson Hospice Home.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, February 20, 2022, at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Dr. Terry Lawson and Rev. Mike Chrismon officiating. The burial will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Thomas was born in Danville, VA and was the son of the late Robert and Geraldine Bailey. Working was his passion, which included being the owner and operator of Bailey Plumbing for over 45 years, building houses, and anything else that needed to be done. He was a longtime, dedicated, and faithful member of New Heights Baptist Church for over 40 years where he served as Deacon and Usher. Thomas always had a servant’s heart and lived his life to be a blessing to others. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Along with his parents he was also preceded in death by his brothers Robert “Doc” Bailey, Carlton Bailey, and Wayne Bailey; sisters Ruby Barber and Gaynell Corum.

Thomas is survived by his wife Brenda East Bailey; daughters Lisa Bailey Major and husband Jeff and Linda Bailey Marks and husband Vincent; grandchildren Bailey, Kenzie, and Bryan; sisters Patricia White and husband Carson and Mildred Moorefield; brother Fred Bailey; brothers-in-law Ronnie East and wife Carol, and Allen East; sisters-in-law Sandra East, Wanda Yeatts and Cynthia Tate and husband George; nieces, nephews and a large extended family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to New Heights Baptist Church, 2796 NC Hwy 14, Reidsville, NC 27320. 

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My husband and I bought Mr Bailey home on Hwy 14 across fro NHB church in 2008 .when I saw the house I cried because it felt like home and Mr Bailey teardrop up and said I definitely want you and your family to have this home . He said it was one of his favorites he has built . We have loved it since . I think of Mr Bailey often . He was such a sweet and gentle man. . My prayer and love go to his wife Brenda and daughters . R.I.P. Mr. Bailey . Love and prayers from The Cochrane Family🙏🙏❤️

Jacqueline Cochrane Feb 28 2022 6:35 AM

Brenda, and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hold on to the precious memories in your heart. blessings, Marty and Kathy Gwin

Kathy Gwin Feb 26 2022 6:29 PM

Thinking of you Brenda & the rest of your family. You're in our prayers.

Peggy Crow & family Feb 23 2022 8:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Bailey

Teresa Bailey Corum Feb 20 2022 11:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Bailey

Buck and Pat Poindexter Feb 20 2022 6:26 PM

I have many precious memories with all of you that will be cherished. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Misty Moore Gibson Feb 20 2022 12:00 PM

Our thoughts & prayers during this time.

Bill Clark & Family Feb 20 2022 10:33 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Bailey

Cindy Finch Feb 19 2022 5:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Bailey

Marvin and Jennifer Bayes Feb 19 2022 1:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Bailey

Phillip and Kathy Stephens Feb 19 2022 12:43 PM

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