Dixie Speights Bailey

Published 4:07 pm Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Graveside services for Mrs. Dixie Nell Speights Bailey were conducted Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at  p.m. at Whitesand Cemetery in Prentiss. Rev. Tim Sorey officiated.  Mrs. Bailey, 72, passed away Thursday afternoon at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg.

Saulters Moore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bailey was born on June 29, 1949, in Prentiss, to Clint and Vera Harrison Lee.  Having a special gift of caring for others and possessing a humble spirit, she served as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Ellisville State School for over 20 years. In addition to being a devoted mother, she also loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.  Dixie also enjoyed watching game shows and especially loved reading her Bible. Among the many other things that were precious to her were her cats and her dog, Trixie. Mrs. Bailey was a member of Whitesand Baptist Church.

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Dixie was preceded in death by her parents Clint and Vera Lee and also her brother, Billy P. Lee.

Her memory will forever be cherished by her daughter, Pam Winnon (Brad) of Petal; her son, Bryan Speights (Linda) of Prentiss and one Sister, Nancy Jenkins of Jacksonville, Florida.  She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Matthew Foster, Sam Foster, John Foster, Colton Winnon, Corey Winnon, and Taylor Speights; her great-grandchildren, Jonah Foster, Beckham Foster, Sophia Winnon and Henry Winnon. Dixie will also be fondly remembered by her best friend of over 40 years, Rose Sanders of Prentiss.

Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.