January 17 2018: BAILEY, Dorothy E.

Dorothy Bailey

Dorothy Elizabeth Bailey


Born on April 18, 1930, in Richmond, Virginia, Dorothy passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. During her early childhood, she along with her mother, Gladys V. Hill and grandparents took up residence in the Washington D.C. area.

As an adult, Dorothy developed a career in the medical field which culminated while working at Georgetown University Hospital. During her tenure, she rose from an entry-level position to a supervisory position while working within the supply chain at Georgetown, where she retired by 1993.

Dorothy loved watching boxing and current MMA/UFC matches, her secondary love was watching football games (favorite football teams were the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens) and she also enjoyed shopping for a good deal.

She loved her family.  She would always try to find a way to keep us together. She was our own personal “Bailey Glue.” The “Bailey Glue” that she took extreme pride and joy in, not only watching over us but constantly teaching us. She was so important to all of us and will be dearly missed.

Dorothy leaves behind two daughters, Arzena Gross, and Michele Bailey; grandchildren Everick Gross (Michelle), Mendel Bailey, and Lea Bailey; great-grandchildren, Mendel Bailey Jr., Kiana Bailey, Justin Gross, and Thomas Gross; along with her supportive friend Terry Donaldson.

Graveside service and interment at 2 pm on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in the memory of Dorothy Bailey to Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Harris Building, Suite 4000 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW Washington, DC 20007.

Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Phone: 301.593.9500