Mrs. Earline A. J. Bailey…
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Proverbs 31:10
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31: 25-29
Mrs. Earline Lambert began her journey of life on March 15, 1931, in Bearden, Arkansas. Her parents were Mr. Sam lambert and Mrs. Angeline Lambert.
She moved to Arkadelphia and attended Peake High School, Class of 1951. She was baptized and united with St. Paul A.M.E. Church while under the leadership of Rev. J.C. Crier. While at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, she served as a member of the Missionary Society, Senior Choir, and Sunday School Superintendent in the Primary Department.
She finished school at the Velvet Text Beauty College and Nursing Assistant Training School at the Clark County Hospital. She later retired from Levi Strass Company.
Later she met the love of her life, Mr. Major Bailey, and they married on May 4, 1952, by Rev. Walter White and one son was born to the union, Christopher Keith Bailey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 7 sisters, and 5 brothers.
Mrs. Bailey will forever live in the hearts of her wonderful son, Keith (Sandra) Bailey, a special granddaughter, Kayla, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services are under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visitation will be at Mitchell Funeral Home on Friday, August 18, 2023, from 12 noon- 4:00 P.M. with family and friends gathering at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Arkadelphia from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. for family hour. The celebration of life will be at St. Paul A.M.E Church at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 19, 2023, where Rev. T.W. Scott is pastor and will serve as eulogist. The burial and final resting place will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Arkadelphia, AR.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. Proverbs 31:30-31