Nellie Bailey

Monday, January 4, 2021

Nellie Bailey, 74, of Marshall, Mo., died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at The Living Center in Marshall.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Family Worship Center for Children’s Worship in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at

Born Aug. 18, 1946, in Clinton, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Marvin L. Jones and Lidia Esther Campis Jones. She lived in Marshall since 1962 and was a 1964 graduate of Marshall High School. On May 22, 1965, she married Lester Bailey, who survives of the home. She was a graduate of the Marshall Vocational School LPN Program and retired from Fitzgibbon Hospital after a 35-year career as a neonatal nurse and lovingly cared for innumerable local newborns. She was a member of Family Worship Center.

Survivors include her husband, Lester; two children, Russell L. Bailey (Brenda) of Greenwood, Mo., and Sandra Perry (Mark) of Cedar Hill, Mo.; two grandchildren, Noah Perry and Jessalyn Friedly; and one sister, Esther Jones of Charleston, S.C.