Marcia Bailey

marcia bailey

March 26, 1953 ~ November 21, 2022

Born in: Jacksonville, NC
Resided in: Zirconia, NC

On Monday afternoon, November 21, 2022, Marcia Ownbey Bailey, 69, of Zirconia, moved to her Heavenly home. Marcia was a godly woman who loved the Lord and her family and friends.

Marcia was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina on March 26, 1953 to Edward Ownbey and the late Frances Ownbey. She was married for 31 years to her “Hero”, Dennis James Bailey.

Marcia loved her Savior, the Lord Jesus, with all her heart, and she loved God’s Word. Though she was a small woman, Marcia was nonetheless a powerful force, and served alongside her “hero”, as his “Sugarblossom” for 18 years at Camp Good News in Fairview, NC. Only heaven knows what a wonderful and eternal impact all her many years of faithful service have had on her family, her friends, and the world at large.

Marcia is survived by her 6 children; daughter, Amy Capps (Tony) of Zirconia, NC; daughter, Renee Wimbish (Alan) of Albuquerque, NM; son, Allan Bailey (Cindy) of Fairview, NC; daughter, Maria Williams (Tommy) of Raleigh, NC; son, Juan Gonzalez (Danielle) of Asheville, North Carolina and son, Nicholous Bailey of Los Angeles, CA and 18 grandchildren, Hunter Whittemore, Troy Capps, Shawn Wimbish, Samuel Wimbish, Savannah Wimbish, Shelby Wimbish, Charles Bailey, Victoria Bailey, Edward Bailey, Henry Bailey, Catherine Bailey, Tommy Williams, Abbie Williams, Austin Williams, Brody Williams, Grey Gonzalez, Tucker Gonzalez and Elliott Gonzalez.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian in Arden from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

A Graveside service will follow the next day on Sunday at 2:00 pm at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, 901 Aiken Road, Asheville, NC 28804 with Pastor Alan Wimbish officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Good News, PO Box 1872, Fairview, NC 28730.

Services

Visitation: November 26, 2022 6:00 pm - July 16, 2024 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Graveside Service: November 27, 2022 2:00 pm

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804

(828)645-6915

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. The name “mother-in-law” normally makes people shudder. Not me. Marcia was always a sweet, kind, caring friend to me. She never pushed an opinion about the way I did anything. I always called her “Mama” and it felt natural. She will be greatly missed but I look forward to the day I am at Jesus feet with her!

  2. Our hearts are just breaking to lose such a sweet woman and friend. We remember the lunches we had with Dennis and Marcia. It was a sweet time of fellowship.
    Dwight and I will miss that. It is so sad for us to lose her but she is with her Savior the Lord Jesus Christ and no longer suffering. A lost for us but a wonderful gain for her.

  3. We are rejoicing in knowing that Marcia is HOME: Whole, Happy and perfectly Holy…no longer plagued with sin, sorrow, and sickness! Yet we weep with you at this deep family loss though trusting our Lord ‘s provision of grace and peace on each of you! Please know that we are holding you up before the throne of grace .
    “The eternal God is a dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms…” Deut 33:27

  4. Marcia was my hero if not for her and Dennis and their six amazing God fearing children I might have stayed !ost. Some of my happiest moments were those spent vat Camp Good News for several summers with my girls from Auburn Christian Church. As a couple they supported me always. Love to Dennis and to all the rest of the family.

    • I KNEW THEM BOTH AT MARION GOSPEL CHAPEL MARION VA. MARCIA HAD BRAIN TUMOR REMOVED AND THEY BOTH MOVED TO MARION VA. SADLY THEY BOTH LEFT DURING COVID 2021 I CHECKED ON THEM BOTH ONCE IN AWHILE WHILE THEY LIVED NEXT DOOR TO CHAPEL THEY BOTH SEEMED TO BE VERY LOVING COUPLE LOVE YOU BOTH DENNIS AND MARCIA GOD BLESS

  5. Such a beautiful tribute to a wonderful Christian lady! Praying for peace and comfort for her family and loved ones!

  6. Dear Dennis, Our contact with Marsha was minimal. I remember though speaking with her casually at camp. It impressed me how she had such joy in her ministry there. So sorry to hear of her passing. We know you will miss her. We will be praying for you in this time of transition, though we know you have Christ’s peace with you.


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