Lizzie Mae Dailey

Published 12:20 pm Monday, March 16, 2015

Mrs. Lizzie Mae Dailey, 84, of Atmore (Freemanville community), a loving wife, mother, grandmother to three generations, sister, and aunt became precious in the sight of God on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Dailey was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore as she was reared and lived in the Freemanville community. She had a passion for sewing, quilting, cooking, and fishing. In addition to being a licensed beautician, she was retired from Vanity Fair where she was a seamstress and also a retired school bus driver with the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education.

She was a longtime member of the Mt. Gillead Missionary Baptist Church in the Freemanville community. She was a member of the Missionary Society, the Gospel Chorus, Senior Choir, Sunday School, and BTU. She was a member of Goodwill Chapter #845 of the Order of Eastern Star, where she served as Worthy Matron for 25 years.

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Those who are left to cherish memories of her life are; her husband, Jethro Dailey Sr. of Atmore; eight daughters, Evelyn Akers, Clarice Dailey, Zernice Valree, Mildred (Cleve) McKenzie, Neva Taylor, and Latongia (Albert) Tucker, all of Atmore, Mary Dailey and Wilhelmina Heilman, both of Huntsville; three sons, Jethro (Jami) Dailey Jr. of Huntsville, Rickey Dailey, and Erwin (Lavon) Dailey of Atmore; one sister, Catherine Deloney of Boston, Mass.; two brothers, Nathaniel Jackson of Atlanta, Ga. and Willie (Eartha) Jackson of Akron, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Public viewing will be held Wednesday, March 18, from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., with a family four from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Eastern Star ritual at 7 p.m. in the Longmire-Jones Memorial Chapel of Turner Funeral Chapel.

Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, March 19, at 1 p.m. from Mt. Gillead Missionary Baptist Church, 12 Church St., Atmore (Freemanville Community) with the Rev. Robert Davis, pastor and celebrant. Retirement of her remains will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Her body will lie in repose from High Noon until funeral service time at the church with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC directing.