Esther Bennett Bailey, 98, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Colonial Heights Health Care & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Orange County to M. Teasdale and Elizabeth Baker Burruss, the oldest of three daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Bailey, Jr. in 2007. She graduated from Mary Washington College in 1939 and was an elementary school teacher in Louisa County until her retirement in 1966. She was a faithful member of the Louisa Baptist Church prior to entering a nursing home in 1999.
She is survived by her son, John M. Bailey, III and his wife, Elizabeth of Dinwiddie County; three grandchildren, Todd Bailey of Piney Flats, Tennessee, Jill Alford of Pensacola, Florida and Molly Hayman of Wellfleet, Massachusetts; four great-grandchildren, Savanah Bailey, Eric and Ashley Alford, and Isabella Boden; and four nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.