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McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC

OBITUARY

Mary Ellen Bailey Coley

12 February , 194225 September , 2019
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Mary Ellen Bailey Coley of Charlotte, NC passed away Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at the age of 77 at the home of her daughter Libby Bailey Vannoy in Indian Trail, NC.

She attended Central and Garinger High Schools and worked as a switchboard operator at Bradford Clinic, Gaston Eye Clinic, & Miller Orthopedic/OrthoCarolina. Mary had a friendly, vivacious personality and never met a stranger. She enjoyed going to the beach, fishing, playing games, and vacationing with her family. She was a longtime member of First Assembly of God, Charlotte and most recently attended Hopewell Baptist Church in Monroe, NC with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Johnny Coley, mother Mary Lee Bailey, father William David Bailey and brother Billy Bailey. She is survived by her daughter Libby Bailey Vannoy (Eddie) of Indian Trail, NC, granddaughter Rebecca Bailey (Joshua) of Wake Forest, NC, grandson Jesse Vannoy (Samantha) of Charlotte, NC, granddaughter Hannah LeBlanc (Hunter) of Indian Trail, NC and great-grandson John Bailey of Wake Forest, NC. She is also survived by her siblings Jimmy Bailey (Jody) of Spartanburg, SC, Bobby Bailey (Ruth) of Lancaster, SC, Richard Bailey (Sarah) of Monroe, NC, Gloria Green (Jack) of Ranlo, NC, Yvonne Ewing (Jim) of Gastonia, NC, and Bill Bailey (Kate) of Mount Vernon, Indiana. She is also survived by multiple nieces, nephews, and cousins who loved her.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Hopewell Baptist Church, 420 Hopewell Church Road, Monroe, NC 28110. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Monday, September 30, 2019 at the church. Burial to follow at Sharon Memorial Park.

Condolences may be offered online at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Libby Bailey Vannoy (Eddie), Daughter
  • Rebecca Bailey (Joshua), Granddaughter
  • Jessee Vannoy (Samantha), Grandson
  • Hannah LeBlanc (Hunter), Granddaughter
  • John Bailey, Great Grandson
  • Jimmy Bailey (Jody), Brother
  • Bobby Bailey (Ruth), Brother
  • Richard Bailey (Sarah), Brother
  • Gloria Green (Jack), Sister
  • Yvonne Ewing (Jim), Sister
  • Bill Bailey (Kate), Brother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Larry Heywood
  • Randy Cox
  • Scott Robinson
  • Logan Robinson
  • Josh Bailey
  • Jesse Vannoy

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, 29 September , 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, 30 September , 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, 30 September , 2019

Memories

Mary Ellen Bailey Coley

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Debbie Maskus

11 October 2019

I would like to express my condolences to Libby Vannoy, Mary Ellen's daughter, as I know that Libby and her mother shared a strong bond and that death will not break that bond, but grief and heart ache will constantly remind Libby of her loss.

Joey Hinson

28 September 2019

I will always remember Mary and her happy attitude. She would
brighten the room with her loving personality. Most of the time we would sit together at the high school luncheons. I will miss her.

rita ackerman

27 September 2019

Mary had such a sweet spirit and a servant's heart. She was always doing something for someone and all with a smile that would light up a room. I always enjoyed seeing her and catching up. May God's blessings be on the family, and may He give comfort through this difficult time of loss. She will be missed.

Mike Coley

27 September 2019

Mary was the best sister in-law I could have asked for. She became a part of our family when she married my brother and remained part of our family even after his passing about 20 years ago. She was there for us in all our losses and always was willing to support me. I am going to miss her loving spirit and her beautiful smile and laugh. She will be a greatly missed part of our family. Love and prayers from your Coley family: Mike, Vivian and Maxine.

Mirta Richardson

26 September 2019

Mary was a good friend to my sister Evelyn Raum and I. She was there for my sister when she had Cancer. Mary would come over and spend time with her, take her out for lunch or just take her for a drive. Mary was a good friend to Evelyn.
My sister passed on October 22, 2018.
I will miss Mary Coley. R I P my friend.

Sandy Carrigan

26 September 2019

Mary Ellen and I worked together when Libby was a little girl. I felt like I knew Libby from her Mom’s conversations of her and how much she loved her. Many years passed and our lives crossed paths again at Hopewell Baptist Church. She spotted me and when I heard her call my name I automatically knew who it was! She also loved her grandaughter Hannah and was so proud of her singing with her beautiful voice for Gods’s glory. I will miss my church buddy sitting with me on Sundays. Until we meet again sweet lady!

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