May 19, 1948 ~ July 29, 2005

Born in: Henderson Co., NC,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Fletcher – Nancy E. Bailey of Jones Road, died Friday, July 29, 2005, at her residence. A native of Henderson County, she was the daughter of Grady E. and Grace Jones Mathew of Fletcher. She was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church and an employee of Bi-Lo in Fletcher. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Paul Bailey; her son, Keith Wilcocks, his wife Lisa and their children. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian conducted by the Rev. G. Scott Lynch. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 2395, Hendersonville, NC 28793. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service Tuesday.

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  1. Nancy was a joy to be around and for those of us at BILO she will be greatly missed. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Best Regards
    Phillip Freeman

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  2. I,Marie Souther and my daughters Tegan and Georgianna would like to express our deepest condolences to Nancy’s family. She was truly a very special person. Jeri Smathers and I groomed her dogs for years. She even carried pictures of my kids in her wallet. No one will ever know how much that meant to all of us. She was one of a kind and will truly be missed always.

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  3. Paul and family,
    You have my deepest sympathy. Nancy was a remarkable lady and a wonderful friend. I will surely miss her.

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  4. Paul & Family: I was truly blessed to have known such a special lady for many years. She was a neighbor and a friend. She always had a kind word and a big smile. Always concerned for others. She fought a good fight but our Lord knows best and Heaven is a better place now that Nancy has arrived. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love and Prayers to All. Theresa

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  5. Paul, so very sorry to hear about Nancy. I am truly sorry for not going down to see her before this. She will truly be missed and I love her dealy. She is finally at peace now. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Keith, Lisa and the family. May God Bless you all.

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  6. Nancy introduced my husband and me in 1963. She was indeed special, and always a friend. Our sincere condolences to the whole family.

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  7. Our love to all of you. We are with you in spirit.
    Nancy’s smile, laugh and warmth will always be with me. She was the sister that God sent to me.
    We love you.
    Candie and Mike

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  8. I was sad to hear of Nancys death I worked with her at the State Prison in Hendersonville she always had a smile was helpful andvery good at her job shewill be greatly mised my thoughts and prayers are with her family

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  9. very sorry for your lost. please help eash other in this time of need from our family to ours frank/vida/jousha..my mother faye

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  10. To Nancy’s family:

    Joyce & Bobbie, Nancy’s cousins would like to express our sincere condolences to Nancy’s family. We will have you in our prayers and thoughts. It is very sad to know we have lost another member of our family. To Grace & Grady, we love you very much.

    Joyce Underwood
    85 Starling Lane
    Callaway, Va. 24067
    540-482-0594

    Barbara (Jones) Martin
    855 Algoma Road
    Callaway, Va. 24067
    540-489-1223

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  11. Dear Paul and family,I was saddened to learn of Nancy’s death. I remember coming to work at Bilo 146 and no matter how down and out I was, Nancy always made a special effort to put a smile on my face.I will never forget those times and the kindness she always showed to me.Please know that you and Nancy are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  12. I met Nancy when she worked at Buncombe Correctional Center in the early late 80’s – early 90’s. I was married to one of the Progam staff members. Nancy was always a bright spot, always smiling and always in a good mood. Because my current husband and I reside in Arden, I shopped at Bi-Lo in Fletcher. After more than a decade, Nancy was still smiling. I will never forget her smile. She was genuinely nice. Please accept my sincere condolences.

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  13. I knew Nancy for the past seventeen years, working with her at both Buncombe Correctional Center and Henderson Correctional Center. Nancy was always very helpful, and always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She was a genuinely nice person and will be missed by all who knew her.

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  14. We are blessed to have been able to count Nancy as a member of our family. She was a truly extraordinary person who from the moment we met her made us feel welcome and loved. She will be dearly missed but we all all grateful to have had the opportunity to have her in our lives.

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  15. Nancy was the most accepting, kindest and warmest mother-in-law anyone could ever wish for. I was indeed very lucky to be her daughter-in-law, and felt honored that she referred to me often as her daughter…although that would often cause some confusion as her ‘daughter’ was married to her son.
    She was a wonderful grandmother and always remembered the kids’s birthdays and kept up with the latest things going on in their lives.
    I cant tell you how much she will be missed each and every day by all of us.

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