In Memory

Becky Bailey (Farmer)

Becky Bailey passed away peacefully at home in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Friday, November 24, 2000 after a seven-year battle with thyroid cancer. She is survived by her husband of sixteen years, Graham Farmer; a sister, Cecelia Vela-Bailey of Kailua, Hawaii; a brother, Randy Bailey of Greenville, NC; three neices, Alicia, Nicole and Marissa Vela-Bailey; a nephew, Lee Bailey; and a faithful dog, Crisco.
Although no formal services will be held, friends are welcome to meet at the Boathouse on Summer Rest Road in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Sunday, November 26, 2000 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. for a casual celebration of Becky's life. In lieu of flowers, Becky requested that memorial donations be made to the Joanna Foundation at 1957 Prestwick Lane, Wilmington, NC 28405.

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01/18/09 10:07 PM #1    

Jimmy Rochelle

Sympathy is extended to all Becky's family and friends. I knew her from when they first moved to town . Nice girl. Nice family

01/19/09 08:20 PM #2    

Ella Whitley (Rodgman)

Becky and I became friends at Harvey School. She was a loyal friend. Such a little person with a big heart.

01/24/09 02:57 PM #3    

Becky Thompson (Rhine)

I saw a lot of Becky - in Wilmington and at ECU after I returned from Germany. We had an early morning class together our freshman year at ECU and lived in the same dorm, so we would walk over and back together. People use to laugh at us - "the long and the short of it" - me so tall with short blonde hair, Becky so short with long dark hair - both Beckys and polar opposites! When we moved to Wilmington in 1986 Becky, Skeeter & Mary Beth, and I were all members of the same country club. Skeeter seemed to work all the time, Becky was big into tennis and I spent my time on the golf course - but we frequently ran into each other in the grill room, in the workout center or out and about in Wilmington. Her husband, Graham, was adorable. I know he had a horrible time with her death, but I have no idea what happened to him after that. We were in Spain when she died,so I was not in Wilmington to attend her memorial service at the Boathouse on Summerrest Road. I sure miss seeing her smiling face. She showed great courage and optimism during the 7 years she fought her cancer. She left us way too soon.

01/24/09 10:25 PM #4    

Allan Hinds

I remember Becky very fondly. She was best friends with Laura Wallace ( my girlfriend ) We were both at ECU in 1969. She lived across the street from me our freshman year. I used to walk her to class every morning at 8:00. She was always waiting on me, even if I made her late for class. There was no one cuter or nicer than Becky. I used to bring her to my fraternity house and we would hang out, but I protected her like an older brother. I wish she were still here.

01/26/09 10:25 PM #5    

Margaret Register (Kincheloe)

Becky let me move into her room our Freshman Year at ECU...
my roomie was so different that Becky and her roomate felt
sorry for me and made room for me. We would go to her home
Kinston when her parents were gone and just hang out...
really...just chill and eat, I swear, Dainty Maid Cinnamon
Rolls heated with butter on top of all of that sugar...we
should have developed diabetes with all of that sugar.
When I left school in the "Delicate Condition" she sent
me the sweetest pink baby blanket for my daughter Ashley.
She taught me how to dance, a big problem with the turn
but the best was watching her use "soup cans" to roll her
hair!! I saw her at Laura's house at a reunion that I was
invited to attend and got to reconnect with her and so many
of the class. For a little girl she had a great laugh and
huge sense of fun... I think about her alot.

02/01/09 08:09 PM #6    

Vicki Harrison (Murray)

Becky and I went to Teachers Memorial together. I always thought she was the cutest. Her Mother was the librarian when we were at Harvey Jr High. She introduced me to some really fine literature and I will always be grateful to her. Every time I read anything by Dickens I think of her. A very fine family. I still run into her brother once in a while.

09/21/09 06:48 PM #7    

Harry McHugh

I remember first meeting Becky in about the fourth grade. She was always a sweet little lady in life, and will remain that way in my memory...

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