Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Steven Gordon Bailey (BHS '71) 1953-2011

Received this note this morning on the loss of Steve Bailey. May the Lord comfort his family and friends I pray...

Hi Cathy~
I am sorry to report that Steven passed away on the evening of 05/03/2011 due to complications from Leukemia. He put up a huge battle for 16 months, and had a bone marrow donor in waiting when he came down with a rare and unusual bacterial infection which eventually attacked his lungs.

Steven was in the Class of 1971 and he is also the brother of Greg Bailey who passed away just prior to Steven's initial Leukemia diagnosis.

Attached is a link to his obituary and a video tribute to him.

Should you or any one else have any questions about Steven I would be more than happy to answer them.


Bob Taylor


Video Tribute: In Loving Memory of Steven Gordon Bailey

Steven Gordon Bailey
May 10 1953 - May 03, 2011
Steven lost his courageous battle due to complications from Leukemia on May 3, 2011 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital surrounded by his Pastor and friend Kevin Conley, dear friend Shellie Veschio and life partner and soul mate Bob Taylor all of Winston-Salem. He was predeceased by his father Charles Bailey, brother Greg Bailey and beloved cat Mighty Mutt. He leaves behind his mother Ora Bailey, his sister Beverly Henkel both of Ukiah, Calif., as well as many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his "other mother" Emma Taylor of Tarzana, Calif., beloved friend Maloy Moore of Los Angeles and pets Lord William Wallace of Stirling and Miss Savannah. We would like to thank Dr. Barry Seltzer of Winston-Salem Health Care and all of the staff and volunteers of Baptist Hospital for their friendship, love and compassion. A heartfelt thanks to all of his nurses and especially ICU nurse Debbie Smith for making Steven's transition from this earth a painless, seamless and beautiful one. Steven will be missed by everyone he touchedhe always exuded love, love and more love. Visitation hours are Sunday, May 8th from 4:00 to 9:00 at Salem Funeral Home Reynolda Chapel at 2599 Reynolda Road. Services will be held on Monday May 9, at 11:30 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church at 3627 Konnoak Drive, with Pastor Kevin Conley officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or Fur-Ever Friends of NC. Memorials may be made to Leukemia Research Fund; Attn: Development and Alumni Affairs Office, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1021.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal from May 7 to May 8, 2011

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