October 22, 1934 ~ April 9, 2022 (age 87)


Mildred Elizabeth Bailey, affectionately known as "Chicken" was a faithful Christian, beloved mother/matriarch and community advocate. She was born to Roy M. Bailey Sr. and Dimple G. Bailey on October 22, 1934 and accepted Christ early in life at the Galilee Baptist Church in Kenedy, TX. Her spirit of entrepreneurship emerged early. She owned Mildred's Beauty Salon in Kenedy, TX after graduating from Hicks Beauty School in San Antonio. Mildred left Kenedy after marrying Naval Seaman Lionel Jones and lived in Florida and Kansas. She later settled in San Antonio, TX and had a daughter Elizabeth Marie Bailey. She worked at Joske's and Hicks Beauty School as a cosmetologist and beauty instructor. Mildred furthered her education and graduated from St. Philip's College and attended Texas State University. During her career she worked for Coca Cola and Outreach Health Services. She loved to plant flowers and trees and had a small business Mildred's Floral Creations, making floral arrangements and her specialty corsages. Mildred left a legacy of civic leadership, serving numerous organizations and boards. She was a founding board member of the East San Antonio Community Development Corporation and a faithful member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church where she served for over fifty  years and was President of the Courtesy Committee.

Mildred is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Marie Bailey, brother Herbert J. Bailey of San Antonio, TX, sister Tommie Parks of Los Angeles California, sister Betty Sauls of San Antonio, TX, sister Florence(Norris) Stephens of San Antonio, TX and sister Edna Dowson(Saundria Berry) of Houston, TX. She is preceded in death by her parents Roy and Dimple Bailey, brother Roy M. Bailey Jr., brother Billy Ray Bailey, sister Ossie Lee Solomon, sister Martha Zacharie, sister Mary Lewis, sister Clara Sheffield, sister Ernestine James, brother Charles P. Bailey and sister Gloria Hopkins. She leaves to cherish her memory a host of nieces, nephews and friends. In her memory a floral garden will be created because of her love for gardening and flowers. Donations can be made to the East San Antonio Community Development Corporation.


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April 28, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lewis Funeral Home
811 So. W.W. White Road
San Antonio, TX 78220

Funeral Service
April 29, 2022

11:00 AM

Interment following service
April 29, 2022

Meadowlawn Memorial Park
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78220

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