Myrtle Eva Bailey

January 15, 2021
Myrtle Eva Bailey

Myrtle Eva Bailey, 100, passed away in Williamsburg on January 15, 2021.  She is predeceased by her husband, James R. Bailey, Sr., her son, James R. Bailey, Jr. and a great grandson Griffin Wilder Clark. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Wilder (Chip); daughter-in-law, Louise Bailey Bennett; grandchildren, Thom Wilder, Robin Bailey, Cindy Clark and Kathy Griffin; 11 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Myrtle was a member of Smith Memorial Baptist church and retired from WJCC Schools. Myrtle’s favorite quote was “I love everyone in my family.” Due to COVID, a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Smith Memorial Baptist Church Senior Group, 6515 Richmond Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188. Online condolences may be offered at

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  • January 16, 2021
    Tom johnson says:
    Judy and I send our condolences to the Bailey Family. So sorry to hear of Myrtles passing, she was an extraordinary lady.

  • January 17, 2021
    David Rice says:
    Linda and I loved Ms. Bailey! She always had a smile and something good to say. We pray God's peace and strength for the family during this time.

  • January 17, 2021
    Frank Smith says:
    Myrtle Eva, Bob Sr. And Jr. gave me my first job when I was in high school. The values they taught me about public service served me throughout my working life as a librarian. They cared for their customers and I cared for mine. I am fortunate to have visited her before the pandemic and renew our friendship. She kept us all in a pleasant line and often brought us meals while we worked at Bob’s Sunoco on Richmond Road. I will always be grateful to the Baileys for the lessons I learned while working at Bob’s. Myrtle Eva was a joy to be with and a great teacher of life’s good lessons.

  • January 18, 2021
    Christine Burns says:
    I worked with “Grandma” Bailey in WJCC preschool and loved her so much! She was a wonderful lady, warm and giving and funny! Even after she retired she lived to come to school when we were having special occasions and she will be very missed! God bless you Grandma

  • January 20, 2021
    Bernie Kirsch says:
    Please know that I am sharing the grief of losing Myrtle at age 100. She lived a long and rewarding life. May she be remembered for his kindness, and may she Rest In Peace.