1896 - 1987
Fannie B. Bailey was born on August 5, 1896 in Grenada, Mississippi. She graduated from Campbell College in Jackson, Mississippi and taught school in Torrance, Mississippi. In 1917 Fannie married Edward Joe Bailey and together they raised two children. She was a successful beloved and devoted schoolteacher. Her teaching skills continued with her own children and persisted through five generations.
She was best known as a child of God, an ardent Christian, a dedicated educator, a loving mother, a caring friend, and a contributor to the lives she enriched.
Fannie was always a promoter of Christian education. Her main thrust was in the Sunday School Department of her church, both as teacher and a student. She was an enthusiastic supporter of children learning the word of God as well as academics. Her love for children gave her joy and happiness.
In years to come, we pray that more students will be recipients of the Fannie B. Bailey Memorial Scholarships and through this, her desire to help educate young people will live on.