Mrs. Betty Jane Bailey

May 28, 1938September 3, 2010

Mrs. Betty “Mimi” Jane Bailey, of Lyman, SC, age 72, passed peacefully to the Lord’s care on Friday, September 3, 2010 at her temporary residence at Magnolia Manor in Inman. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, she was pre-deceased by her husband Louie “Lee” G. Bailey and parents Jean and Thomas E. Carter. She is survived by her son Thomas “Tom” L. Bailey of the home who so wonderfully cared for her during her decline in health over the last few years. She is also survived by a daughter, Rhonda A. Martin of Augusta, GA; sister Karen A. Scruggs of Chesnee, SC and brother David W. Carter of Orange Beach, Al.

In addition, she is survived by granddaughters Victoria Schmidt of Wayne, MI; Jessica Bailey of Trenton, MI; Samantha “Sam” Martin of Augusta, GA, great grandson Bradley Schmidt of Wayne, MI; niece Karie Anne Scruggs of Chesnee, SC and several cousins.

Visitation will be Wednesday September 8, at Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville from 11am-12:45 pm with funeral service following in the funeral home chapel at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Graceland East Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Comfort Keepers of the Carolinas or Winyah Community Hospice Care. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Magnolia Manor, Inman for the wonderful care they provided and also to the several hospice agencies who provided their expertise in caring for our beloved “Mimi”.


Arrangements under the direction of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville, SC.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 8, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mrs. Betty Jane Bailey

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Lanese Lester

September 8, 2010

Tom, I was so sorry to hear about your mother. Even though you work in the industry, it doesn't make a personal loss any easier. You and your family will be in my prayers. Hold her memory close to your heart.

Robin Caldwell

September 8, 2010

Tom,I am really sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. As we spoke yesterday, I was once again reminded of the precious gift our mothers truly are. May God bless and keep you and all your family during your grief."Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4

September 8, 2010

Karen & family,
I am sorry for your loss, but remember, she is resting in God's arms and not hurting.
Jan Milan

Karen Scruggs

September 8, 2010

I know you are in a better place and you are no longer in pain. For that I am so grateful, but it is so difficult to let you go. God could not have given me a better friend. Please rest in peace and thank you Lord for the time we had.

Tibb Gray

September 8, 2010

May God continue to shine upon you and give you peace that surpasses all understanding. Tom I know first hand how you were there for your mother, you've shown her more love than any mother could dare ask for. I hope and pray my sons stand by me the way you've stood by yours. I will always love her and remember all the funny things she used to say. You both will be forever in my heart. Just know God is ALWAYS with you.

Vicki Johnson

September 7, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and love are with all of you! Just know that she is in a much better place than we are!

Linda Mock

September 7, 2010

My heart aches for you! I pray the love of friends & family help carry you through your grief. Tom, I know the love you had for your mother, and all the time you spent with her, & can't imagine how difficult this is for you! You are in my thoughts & prayers! They have told me that I won't be able to go to the visitation or service, because all but one admin. are off that day; so I will owe you a hug! I will be there in thought & spirit, even if not in person! I am still praying for a miracle for some way for me to attend, but if not, know that I am thinking & praying for you, & your family.

Karie Scruggs

September 7, 2010

I love you Mimi and I will miss you. Rest in peace.