Beatrice Easley

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Daily Press
October 2, 2001


Mrs. Beatrice “Top” Bailey Easley entered eternal rest on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Sentara Hampton General Hospital.

She was a native of Surry County, Va., and came to Hampton, where she received her education in the public schools. Mrs. Bailey was a former member of Queen Street Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ochell Lane and Clarstine Bailey, and brother, Frank Bailey.

Cherishing her memories are her husband, James L. Easley Sr. of Hampton; a daughter, Carol Renee’ Mills and her husband, Morgan, of Newport News, two sons, Thomas Bailey, James L. Easley Jr. and his wife, Sandy, of Hampton; eight grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; a favorite aunt, Ms. Mary Borden; a special cousin, Donnell Jones; a loving daughter-in-law, Ms. Yvonne B. Bailey, all of Hampton; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Miracle Temple Baptist Church, 617 32nd St., Newport News, with the Rev. Floyd M. Blackwell officiating. Burial will be in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are asked to assemble by 10 a.m. Wednesday at 1507 Adams Circle, Hampton. Private viewing is requested by the family.

Arrangements made by Smith Brothers Funeral Home, 545 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, telephone: 723-4117.