|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1948|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 2012|
Ivy Lee Beam Bailey
(July 31, 1948 - January 10, 2012)
Ivy Lee Beam Bailey passed away on Tuesday, January 10, at the age of 63. Ivy was born in Mason on July 31, 1948 to G. P. Beam and Cora Lee Martin Beam. She was a graduate of Mason High School. On June 29, 1964 Ivy married Johnnie "Hoby" Bailey. Their marriage was blessed with 3 sons and 2 other boys who were like sons to Ivy and Hoby. They first lived in Mason and then moved to Junction for 13 years. In 1995 they moved back to Mason.
Ivy loved to write and was known for her beautiful poetry, some of which is published in the Library of Congress. She also enjoyed spending time on Face Book. Ivy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who absolutely adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. However, she could be tough when needed. When the boys got out of line, she was known to pop them with a wet dish rag!
Ivy is survived by her loving husband Johnnie "Hoby" Bailey, Sr., three sons by birth Johnnie Bailey, Jr., and wife Carla of Brady, Richard Bailey and wife Patricia of Sonora, Brandon Bailey of Mason and two boys who were like sons to her and Hoby: Terry Martin and Billy Bradshaw. She is also survived by 3 brothers G. P. Beam, Jr., and wife Jody of Abilene, Wilbur Beam and wife Carol of Brady, John Beam and wife Bonnie of Mason, three sisters Lettie Faye Bailey and husband Milton of Mason, Lynne Maples and husband Bill of Leakey and Shirley LeFleur and husband Dean of Mason, eleven grandchildren: Lance Bailey and wife Tabitha, Amy Thompson and husband, Jake, Wesley Atkinson and wife Adrianna, Amanda Atkinson and husband Jamie Baugh, Kelsey Atkinson, Misty Solis and husband J. R., Jovan Clifton, Rick Bailey and wife Carly Zamora, Tristan Bailey, Amber Bradshaw and Leslie Charles, and eight great-grandchildren Preston, Nicholas, Christopher, Cale, Kenzie, Faith, Mary Leeann and Ricky. She was preceded in death by her parents General Pershing Beam and Cora Lee Martin Beam.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 13, at 2:00 p.m. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Airheart officiating. Interment will follow in the Cavness Cemetery.
General Pershing Beam (1919 - 1972)
Cora Lee Martin Parker (1924 - 2008)
Created by: ebulla
Record added: Jan 14, 2012
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