Martha Jean Bailey

February 9, 1944 - August 1, 2011
Martha Jean Bailey

Martha Jean Bailey

Martha Jean Bailey of Wilmington, NC, died August 1, 2011, at her residence.

She was born in Exeter, NH, on February 9, 1944, the daughter of the late John William and Evangeline (Smith) Haggett and was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brittany Ann Bailey.

She was a communicate of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was active in the life of the church having served on various committees including the church council. A member of the Eastern North Carolina Via de Cristo Community, she served as Rector for Mixed Number 73 in November 2010. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #129, Carolina Beach. Martha loved the beach, sewing, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving besides her husband, James “Jim” Bailey are: two sons, David L. Bailey and wife Lisa of East Alstead, NH, and Mark A. Bailey and wife Bunny of Orange, MA, a daughter, Heather M. Stamm and husband Ty of Wilmington, NC, a brother, Rodney F. Haggett and wife Marilu of North Port, FL, three grandchildren, Kyle Bailey, Dylan Stamm, and Wyatt Stamm.

A memorial service will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, August 6, 2011, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilmington, NC, by the Rev. John Misenheimer and Rev. Mark Opgrand.

The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall immediately following the service.

A service of Village Road Funeral and Cremation Service, Leland, NC.


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  • August 04, 2011
    Ray and Maxine says:
    Our prayers and loving thoughts go out to you, Jim, and your family.

  • August 23, 2011
    Marianne McNiff says:
    We worked with Martha at the electric company in Northampton. She was very well regarded and we had a personal friendship. Every year since our 50th birthdays, we sent cards to each other and were able to catch up. She will be sadly missed. Marianne & Jack McNiff

  • August 11, 2011
    Judy and Bill Mace says:
    Dear Jim, Our thoughts and prayers are with you often during this most dificult time. Our memories of you and Martha are always full of laughter and fun. You were great 'neighbors' in Ferrisburgh and I am sure your friends there feel the same. She will be missed by all who knew her. We will pray for you and your family. Fondly, Bill and Judy

  • August 09, 2011
    Frank Ermel says:
    My deepest sympathy to Jim and family. It was a pleasure to know Martha and Jim from the Carolina Beach American Legion.

  • August 08, 2011
    Barbara Dail says:
    I am so saddened to hear about Martha passing away. I had the pleasure to work with her. Martha was such a sweet lady. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.