Lynda Bailey Obituary, Death- On September 11, 2023, in Abilene, Texas, Lynda Lou Bailey, a cherished local of Lancaster, Texas, passed away gently in the arms of Jesus Christ. She was probably 77 years old at the time. Lynda Turner was born to parents Fred and Florence Turner in Oak Cliff, Texas on November 22nd, 1945.
Her father, a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Navy, gave her a love of travel and a pride in the country of her birth. Lynda and her family traveled around a lot as she was growing up because her father had a 30-year military career. She traveled to many other destinations, including Hawaii and the Philippines.
Lynda frequently bragged about her mom’s missionary work in different parts of the world. Despite Lynda’s troubled past, she and her family have made Lancaster, Texas their permanent residence. She was the troop leader for her son’s Boy Scout troop and a big supporter of her daughter’s marching band.
Lynda treated all of her children’s friends like they were her own. Because of her kind nature, she had a lot of friends and acquaintances. Lynda had an infinite amount of love for her family, including her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She had dementia, but it didn’t stop her from telling the same happy family stories over and over.
She had firm trust in Jesus Christ, and she told everyone who would listen about it. Lynda was proud of her work as an educator in the Dallas County Community College District and delighted in hearing about her children’s successes. Lynda welcomes her husband Bobby Lee Bailey, their children Carrie and Tony, her parents Fred and Florence Turner, and her sister Jill Turner into her heart and home with an embrace that will last a lifetime.
Her children, Ken Contreras (wife Dawn), Michael Contreras (wife Tina), son-in-law Audra Bailey, daughter-in-law Bernadette Combs (husband Jason), and son-in-law Dr. Christopher Bailey (wife Shelley) will carry on Lynda’s legacy of love and service.
Ashleigh; Aaron; Nathan; Heather; Mary Francis; Bobby; Madison; Zachary; Rebekah; Owen; Jessica; Kennedy; Eli; Baylee; and Isaac; Lisette; Ariana; Brayden; Amelia; Aubree; Aveline; Aleksander; Ellee; Emiliano; Grayson; Lillian; and a plethora of other children and grandchildren will treasure her legacy.
On Saturday at Lancaster, Texas’s Edgewood Cemetery, loved ones will gather to reflect on Lynda’s life, tell tales about her, and find solace in one another’s company. All who knew Lynda were blessed by her unwavering trust in God and her unwavering love to her family.