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Audrey Curtis Bailey


Sunrise: September 17, 1935

Sunset: September 23, 2020

Audrey Curtis Bailey better known as (Curtis or “AC”) was born September 17,1935, in Nansemond County, Virginia to the late Thaddeus McKinley Bailey and Inez Prescott Bailey. He grew up in Newport News, Virginia along with his brothers and sisters. Following High School, Curtis served his country by entering the United StatesArmy. He then attended Norfolk State University (NSU), earning a degree in Industrial Education. This is where he met his wife Vivian, the love and soulmate of his life. Curtis was employed by the Federal Government at the Naval Air Rework Facility in Norfolk, Virginia and retired after thirty years of service. Later he was employed by the Norfolk Public School System and retired after ten years of service.

Curtis was a member of the NSU Alumni Association and faithfully attended NSU’S football and basketball games. He was often seen boldly and proudly wearing the Spartan Green and Gold. Curtis had a passion for the sport of tennis and played in numerous tennis tournaments earning trophies, such as “Most Valuable Player. He was also passionate about landscaping. His lawn was always to be admired as he worked diligently to ensure it was well-manicured. Curtis was a self-starter, a focused person, and welcomed spirited conversations. Over the year’s Curtis looked forward to his daily walks with his wife, and friends at Oak Grove Lake Park.

Curtis was preceded in death by his sister Althea C. Hackley, and brother Daniel R. Bailey.

Curtis leaves a legacy of joy, laughter, love, wisdom, and strength. He also leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Vivian of sixty three years; son, Aubrey Curtis Bailey (Cynthia) of Charlotte, North Carolina; daughter, Angela Bailey Myers of Woodbridge, Virginia; granddaughter, Samantha Bailey Myers; grandson, Aubrey Curtis Bailey II; granddaughter, Courtney Ray Bailey; four brother, McKinley Bailey, Jr. of Smithfield, Virginia, Austin Bailey of Charlotte, North Carolina, Joe Bailey of Newport News, Virginia, Floyd Bailey of Hampton, Virginia; two sisters, Sandra Charity of Hampton Virginia, Wyetta Blake of Shackleford, Virginia; two brother in laws, Raymond Bruce Rhone, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio and Jimmy O. Rhone (Liz) of Dover, Delaware and a host of nieces and nephews.

Viewing Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    La Rochelle C Thompson says

    To the family of Mr. B, as i called him. My sincerest condolences to each and every one of you. He will be missed.

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    Clarence Harper Sr says

    To the Bailey family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your sudden loss. Mr Bailey has been an awesome neighbor and friend for over thirty years. He’s always been there to help in anyway he could. He’ll truly be missed in our neighborhood.

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    Tonya Jones says

    To the family family – I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that your are in our thoughts and in our hearts during this difficult time.

    From Tonya Jones & Arlene Baskett-Johnson

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    Amanda Gainer says

    Sending prayers of comfort and peace to the Bailey family.

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    Cheryl Thompson-Wilson says

    My Dear Angela – I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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    Patricia A Blackmore says

    To Sandra Charity from ODU Transportation & Parking Services family-We are sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, we send our heart felt condolences to you and your family May God Bless you and your family. No matter what, Trust God he knows best. Is there anything too hard for God, NO. We love you and your family be Blessed. ODU TRANSPORTATION & PARKING SERVICES–Patricia A Blackmore.

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