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1946 ELSIE 2023


May 22, 1946 — June 24, 2023


Mrs. Elsie L. Bailey 77, Youngstown, departed this life on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Bailey was born May 22, 1946 in Washington, DC. a daughter of Cliff Marbley, and Vera Clark  Brannum.

Elsie attended Anacostia High School. Elsie was married to James Arthur Bailey but separated from him, then she relocated to Youngstown, and worked a short time with Jerry's Cleaning Company. She had a  significant other Eric Smith whom she was with for 35 years. Elsie enjoyed cleaning, cooking, shopping, and reading. She was kind and loving. She helped everyone when she could.

 She leaves to cherish her memory a legacy of her children, Latese Bailey, of Youngstown, Jamese Bailey, of Columbus, and Tammie Bailey of Akron, Dueyone (Theresa Green) Marbley of Columbus, Vincent, Marbley, Samuel, and Thomas Bailey all of Youngstown, 34 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, her siblings, Dale Marbley, Shirley Richardson, Cliff Marbley, Gwendolyn “Candy”Marbley,  Renee Marbley, Diane Smith, Portia Tyndle, Michele, Tyran, Bret, and Rodney Brannum, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vera Clark Brannum and Cliff Marbley; her stepmother, Sophia, Marbley; her brothers, Ronald  "Ronnie", Harlan " Pee Wee", Andre Marbley, and Gary Brannum.

Funeral service will be 12 noon, Monday , July 10, 2023 at Jerusalem Baptist Church. Friends may call from 11-12 noon on Monday at the church.

F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home was given the honor to serve the family during this time of bereavement.

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F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home

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