Zenia Dell Bailey
March 7, 1941 – December 3, 2018
Zenia Dell (White) Bailey, age 77, passed away peacefully Monday, December 3, 2018, at Beau Ridge Memory Center in Ridgeland, Mississippi, surrounded by family and friends, after a brief battle with cancer and a journey of dementia.
Dell, as she liked to be called, was born on March 7, 1941, in Tomnolen, Mississippi, to Johnnie and Eunice White. She married, Wilfred L. Bailey on February 4, 1956. They had been married 59 years when he passed in 2015. She and Wilfred had two children, Susan Diane Galtelli and George Wilfred Bailey. Her parents, husband, sister and a brother have all preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, four granddaughters, and brother, John White Jr.
Dementia does not only take away the mind and spirit; it also takes away the people around you, who should care. It can take away your pastor, church family, friends and relatives. For that reason, the people who endured this difficult journey with her will be mentioned: Susan and Mark Galtelli (daughter & son-in-law), Sarah K. Donnelly and Grace E. Galtelli (granddaughters), Sis. Mattie Rice (long-time friend), the staff at Beau Ridge Memory Care, Compassus and the staff at The Blake at Township.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that you take a few hours during this holiday season to visit an elderly family member, friend or senior, at a center, to make their day a happier one.