Joan Ann Kelley Bailey


Mrs. Joan Ann Kelley Bailey, 74, wife of the late James Wilson Bailey and a resident of Exmore, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021, at her residence. A native of Girdletree, Md., she was the daughter of the late Elmer R. “Toad” Ward and the late Anna Mae Tarr Ward. She was a retired master tile cutter for New Ravenna and a dedicated loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

She is survived by a daughter, Robin B. Von Hollen, and her husband, Nicholas, of Exmore; two grandchildren, J.R. Bishop and his wife, Jacklyn, of Exmore, and Nikki Von Hollen, of California; two great-grandchildren, Hunter May Bishop, of Harborton, and Chelsea Bishop, of Exmore; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 1 p.m., at her residence, 3156 Monroe St., Exmore, VA 23350, with Pastor Mary Jimenez officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dogs Deserve Better, c/o Robin Von Hollen, P.O. Box 70, Exmore VA 23350, or Craddockville United Methodist Church, c/o June Custis, P.O. Box 66, Craddockville, VA 23341.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.