Serena Lee Bailey Witherington

December 23, 1972March 26, 2019

Suddenly on March 26, 2019 Serena Lee Bailey Witherington, beloved wife of John "Tony" Anthony Witherington, beloved daughter of William Roy McNish and Sharon Lee Bailey; dear mother of Christopher William Thomas and Isabella Nevaeh Witherington; sister of Billie Jean Haddix, Amanda and Charlotte McNish; dear grandmother of Renia Ann Thomas.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Charles S. Zeiler and Son Funeral Home, 6224 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224 on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 3 to 7 pm where a funeral service will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11 am with interment to follow at the Holly Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS).


  • John "Tony" Anthony Witherington, Spouse
  • William Roy McNish, Father
  • Sharon Lee Bailey, Mother
  • Christopher William Thomas, Son
  • Isabella Nevaeh Witherington, Daughter
  • Billie Jean Haddix, Sister
  • Amanda McNIsh, Sister
  • Charlotte McNish, Sister
  • Renia Ann Thomas, Grandchild


  • Visitation Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, April 1, 2019

Serena Lee Bailey Witherington

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Roxann Shapiro

April 1, 2019

Love you Serena❤️So sad for you and your family. You are precious and I hope you are at peace 🌈

Abby Haddix

March 30, 2019

O my I dont know where to start we have so many memories I mean I basically lived with you when I was little I would come over every week, me and bella were bestfriends you would take us to school every morning. Going to ocean city with you was so fun, I remember when you guys took me to Florida for the first time on new years you kissed me and bella when the ball dropped😂. Around 8th grade you were the one I told all my thoughts to and you always knew what to say and i always listened to yours I always tried my best to help you like you helped me, I miss you so much already you were like my second mom, I love you

Johnnie Witherington

March 30, 2019

Serena will be deeply missed by all her family and friends. She brought a lot of happiness to me and numerous others. May she rest in peace.

Billiejean Haddix

March 30, 2019

Can't think of what memory I want to share for we have had so many from anywhere from -play with mud pies -Barbie dolls- camping -playing cards - cookouts -going to the bar - having those long talks sitting on the porch God I'm going to miss you I'm going to miss you dearly but I will never forget you as long as I live till we meet again my sweet beautiful kindness big sister in the world you will forever be in my heart and I will forever be your little bird love your baby sister BillieJean

Melissa Hartman (schisler)

March 29, 2019

Where would I even begin?... Less than 2 years ago, Serena and I were together to celebrate Jennifer's life.... and now she's gone too.... the two people who've known me for most of my life.... are back together again. Heaven truly recieved an Angel. Serena was one of the most amazing, caring, loving, compassionate people I have ever known. She never judged and loved unconditionally. We went through alot together and I am grateful to have known her for most of our lives. I know she loved her family and will watch over ALL of us... until we meet again my beautiful FIERCE friend.... melissa