Kay Walter Bailey

February 9, 1946February 16, 2021

Kay Walter Bailey peacefully passed away at Wesley Long Hospital Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Born February 9, 1946, in Bel Air Maryland, Kay was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Eleanor Coale Walter. She was preceded in death by husband, Richard Jones McCollum, Greensboro, NC; brother, John Coale Walter and nephew, Wade Knight Walter, both of Bel Air, MD. She is survived by daughters, Melissa Bailey Hall (Lee) of Cornelius, NC and Kara Bailey Morris (Bobby) of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Allen Morris and Mary Kathryn Norris. She is also survived by brother, Charles Edward Walter (Mara) of Forest Hill, MD, Martha Walter Boniface (Harry), Darlington, MD. and sister-in-law, Cheryl A. Walter of Bel Air, MD, and several nieces and nephews.

Kay graduated from Bel Air Senior High School, class of 1964, and attended the Baltimore Institute School of Business. She was an administrative assistant to the Principal at The John Carroll High School in Bel Air. She was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Bel Air, Maryland where she sang in the church choir, belonged to the youth group and taught Sunday School. She moved from Bel Air in 1973, and resided in Atlanta, GA, Pinehurst, NC, Rockingham, NC, Florence, SC and settled in Greensboro, NC.

Upon moving to Greensboro, she joined Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church in 1989, where she initiated and attended the Seekers Sunday School Class, was a member of the United Methodist Women and sang in the Chancel Choir. After raising her daughters, Kay went back in the administrative work force and retired in 2019.

Her life hobbies included, avid reader, singing, needlework, and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Garden Club Community projects, Junior Woman’s Club, Parent-Teacher Associations, Brownie Troop Leader, teaching Sunday School and child/adult tutoring programs.

A private memorial service will be held at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, should you wish to give a memorial gift, please do so to either Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, Attn: Chancel Choir, 2600 Pisgah Church Road, Greensboro, NC 27455, or to Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, Attn: Cemetery Fund, Rout #1, Bel Air, MD 21015.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is honored to assist the Bailey family.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Connie Strader

February 23, 2021

We were so very sad to hear of Kay’s passing. Such a lovely Lady.
The Strader Family sends love and prayers to you all.
Terry and Connie Strader
Brooke Strader Payton
Jenny Strader Smith
Luke Strader

Barbara Goff

February 22, 2021

Melissa and family I was so very sorry to learn of your moms passing. Sending love and prayers to you all.

Heather Witte

February 19, 2021

Melissa and Kara, I am so sorry to hear of your sweet Mama’s passing. She was always so kind and generous and had the best sense of humor. I know you girls will miss her terribly. Please know that you girls are in our thoughts and prayers for strength and peace during this time.

Sandy Hamic

February 19, 2021

Melissa and Kara, we were so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. I always remember your Mom as kind, gentle, and always smiling. She was always so full of life and fun. Please know you both and your families are in our prayers for comfort and peace as you face these difficult days ahead.
Much love,
Sandy and Fred Hamric

Mary Jane Lahman

February 19, 2021

Was honored to be in Seeker's sunday school class at Mt. Pisgah UMC with Kay; a dear, wonderful woman of faith. We will all miss her greatly.

Judie Snclair Fisk

February 18, 2021

Remember many menories from high school--cheerleading, glee club, etc. Kay was always smilimg. We were FB friends for several years and I'll miss her.