Debbie Lyle Bailey


Funeral services for Mrs. Deborah Lyle Bailey, age 65, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Unity Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Stamps and Rev. Wil Corbett officiated. Burial followed at Housh Chapel – Camp Comfort Community Cemetery. Mrs. Bailey died Saturday, Aug. 17 at UAB Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Eva Nell Mobley Lyle; and her grandparents, Curtis and Mary Lessie May Mobley and Samuel Felton and Mary Helen Johnston Lyle. Debbie was a graduate of Marion County High School in 1972. She later graduated from Livingston University. She taught school at Southern Academy in Greensboro, at Phillips Elementary in Bear Creek and in Guin. In December 1998 she married Steve Bailey and they have been residents of Fayette since that date. She loved her church family at Unity Baptist Church, and she loved children. After her retirement she continued her teaching career by tutoring children. Survivors include her husband, Steve Alan Bailey; stepson, Steven Garrett Bailey; sister, Mary Jane Morgan (Huck); brother, Harold Shane Lyle; and a special cousin, Jack Stell. Pallbearers were Ferrell Robertson, Ty Owens, Billy Joe Owens, Wayne Daley, David Adkins, and Hunter Sexton. Honorary pallbearers were Lance Sexton, Mason McGough, Mark Bliven, Ronald Gregory, Joe Beasley, Paul Bailey, Tim Wayne Smith, Tim Hamm and Ricky Sexton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

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