Mona Lavina Bailey

Dec 14, 1932 – Jan 12, 2018

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Mona Humphries Bailey of Seattle, Washington was born December 14, 1932 in Apalachicola, Florida. On January 12, 2018 Mona went to be with the Lord after her courageous example of living with cancer.   She was surrounded by her loving family.  Mona Humphries Bailey was a loving devoted Wife to her beloved Husband William P. (Pete) Bailey and Mother of her two beloved sons: Colonel Peter Govan Bailey, United States Air Force of Montgomery, Alabama and Christopher Evans Bailey (Chelsea) of Seattle Washington, Founder and CEO of the Seattle based company, MindSeekers.

 

Biography Section:

Mona Humphries Bailey has been defined by her three passions; Family, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and K-12 Education.

In her thirty-two year career in public education, Mona Bailey has worked to promote equity and excellence for all students, especially for underachieving students. She has served as a junior and high school science teacher, high school counselor, Middle School Principal, Personnel Administrator and Assistant and Deputy Superintendent in Seattle Public Schools, and as Assistant State Superintendent in the Washington State Office of Public Instruction. Immediately after retiring, she served as a Senior Associate with the Institute of Educational Inquiry, a nonprofit Seattle-based organization focusing on educational renewal in partnership with the National Network for Educational Renewal. She continues to play a role in education as an educational consultant and as a volunteer with advocacy groups to reform education for K-12 students.  She served as the Head of School and the Mistress of Generals for The Forest Ridge Sacred Heart School in Bellevue.

 

Mona co-chaired the HB2722 State Advisory Committee to Close the Achievement Gap of African American Students in the State of Washington. She also served on the Pacific Science Center Board of Directors and chaired its Science Education Advisory Committee; the Seattle Art Museum's Education and Community Advisory Committee; United Way of King County’s Community Building Committee; the Seattle YWCA's Communities of Color Advisory Committee; and the Black Education Strategy Roundtable Board of Directors. She was a founding member of School Board Leaders for the Future. She was also a long time member of the Seattle Rotary Club

 

Mona received many awards throughout her lifetime. The MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) State Board established the annual Mona Bailey MESA Teacher Award in 2003 in honor of her services to the State MESA Program from its beginning in the 1980s. She has been recognized by the Johnson Publishing Company as one of the 100 influential Black Americans and is listed in Who's Who among Women and Who's Who among Black Americans. Florida A&M University awarded her the Meritorious Achievement Award and Distinguished Alumnus Award; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., honored her with the highest award bestowed upon its members, the Mary Church Terrell Award. In 2014, Therapeutic Health Services of Washington awarded her its annual Alvirita Little Award.

 

Mona had a BS Degree in Chemistry from Florida A&M University and a MS in Science Education from Oregon State University. She was a candidate for the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and Administration at the University of Washington.

 

Family Details

Mona is proceeded by her parents Minnie Henry & Thornton Govan Humphries of Apalachicola, Florida and brother Thornton Govan Humphries Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 

She is survived by her Beloved Husband Pete Bailey, and her two beloved sons: Colonel Peter Govan Bailey, Montgomery, Alabama and Christopher Evans Bailey (Chelsea) of Seattle Washington.  Grand Children: Peter Tre Bailey (Tre) of Washington D.C, Taylor Govan Bailey of Seattle, Washington, Addysen  Marie Bailey of Wichita, Kansas, Grace Catharine Bailey of Seattle, Washington

Her beloved siblings: Late Thornton Govan Humphries (Maude), Maime Stevens (Robert), Frederick Stephen Humphries, Barbara Jones (Milton), her beloved younger sister and best friend, her Beloved Sister-in-Laws Julia Green and Martha Brown.   

She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends and her Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., sisters throughout the global community.

 

The Following Services to be held:

Thursday, January 18, 2018   4:00PM-7:00PM

At St. Monica Catholic Church, A Parish of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle.

4301 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island, Washington 98040

The Viewing and Visitations will be followed by the Holy Rosary and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Service, open to the public.

 

Friday, January 19, 2018 The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 AM at St. Monica Cathedral Catholic Church, A Parish of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle.                                                                        4301 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island, Washington 98040

Repass immediately following

 

Saturday, January 27, 2018 Interment in Apalachicola, Florida- Immediate Family Only

Sunday, January 28, 2018 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Memorial Service in Tallahassee, Florida Location TBD.

 

Acknowledgements:

The family wishes to express our deep appreciation and sincerely thank you for your kind expression sympathy and Prayers.  A special thank you to Dr. Saul E. Rivkin and Dr. Vincent J. Picozzi at Rivkin Cancer Center.

Mona had a love for crimson and white flowers; and a passion for the following charities that we would encourage you to support:

Pacific Science Center, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Research Foundation and Florida A&M University Minnie Henry Humphries Scholarship Fund in memory of her Mother.

The Bailey Family is asking everyone to embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing.

Funeral Home Services will be provided by Bonnie- Watson. Online condolences can be left at http://bonneywatson.com

Guestbook

Willie Tolliver
NY, NY
Feb 26, 2018

Sincere condolences...

Tolliver Family

Apalachicola Fla

Willie Tolliver
NY, NY
Feb 26, 2018

Sincere condolences...

Tolliver Family

Apalachicola Fla

Devin Stephens
Louisville, KY
Jan 31, 2018

I met Soror Bailey in March of 2015 while attending a retreat at which she was a speaker. She was kind, poised, inspiring and exuded grace. My heartfelt condolences to her friends and family. I pray that you find peace in knowing the number of people that were positively affected by her life and work. Her memory will live on in every member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.'s hearts-- as well as your own.

Eudora Lowery Carter
Seattle, WA
Jan 30, 2018

My heartfelt condolences to the family. God bless you. Thank you for sharing her with us. Ms Mona Bailey was helpful and encouraging to my mother, Claire Lowery during her time in school for Special Education. She worked in Seattle schools for 30 years. One of Ms Mona's seeds planted and flourished.

Eudora Lowery Carter

( niece of Robert Ridley)

Danville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Danville, VA
Jan 30, 2018

Our hearts go out to the family of Soror Mona Bailey. She will be deeply missed, but know that she is at home with the LORD. May HE keep you in his care,

Sisterly,

Valerie C. Roberts
Palos Heights, IL
Jan 29, 2018

I believe in Angels and we now have one more watching over us. May you find strength in knowing the hearts she touched and know her memory will live on in each one of us. Know her sisters are always there for you.

Donna Mashia Harris
Portland , OR
Jan 24, 2018

My sincerest condolences to Mona's family. Soror Bailey was one of the kindest and most compassionate women I've ever met. She will be dearly missed. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal."May God always bless and keep

Seleria J. Williams
Chino, CA
Jan 24, 2018

With heartfelt sympathy....may the love and grace of God continue to be with the Bailey and Humphries family always. We will miss our Soror tremendously.

Fredericksburg Area Alumnae Chapter - DST
Fredericksburg, VA
Jan 24, 2018

Just as the sun will set then rise with each and every dawn, the souls of those who lived life well eternally live on...

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Fredericksburg Area Alumnae Chapter - DST

Wanda G. Taylor, President

Elvira Harris Montgomery
Dayton, OH
Jan 23, 2018

To the family of our Dear past president, I wish to extend my

Deepest Sympathy. My prayers will continue with the family.

Dayton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Soror Felicia Kline
Charlotte, NC
Jan 22, 2018

To the Family of Soror Mona Humphries Bailey,

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing Mona with us. I am so honored to have served with her in the Seattle Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and on the Seattle Urban League Board. I learned a great deal from Mona and will always cherish those lessons and advice. She was a wonderful role model, leader, soror and friend.

Stay encouraged and God bless you all. Rest in Heaven, beautiful soror. We love you.

Felicia Kline - Charlotte Alumnae Chapter

Raquel Y. Liggon-Horn
Plainfield, NJ
Jan 22, 2018

To the family of Soror Mona Humphries Bailey,

May God give you peace at this most difficult time. Hundreds of thousands of people mourn with you. Know that she will forever be remembered for her work and for the rest of time, the members of our beloved sorority will always honor her.

With love,

Raquel Y. Liggon-Horn

DST - DZ Fall 1991/Central Jersey Alumnae

Wanda Faye Howard
Lake Wales , Fl
Jan 22, 2018

May Soror Bailey Rest In Peace!

Montgomery (AL) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sororitym, Inc.
Montgomery , AL
Jan 22, 2018

Let us be happy for our dear sister, because she is now with our Heavenly Father. We all know that she will always be here with us, shining on us, and looking over us forever. God bless our beloved Soror Mona H. Bailey. Prayers of comfort to the family.

Pastor Sharon Hollie
Dublin, CA
Jan 21, 2018

Cheryll Felder
El Paso, Tx
Jan 21, 2018

My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Soror Bailey will be greatly missed by all of us. A wonderful woman of character and love.

Harra Lynne Stiggers
Cleveland , Oh
Jan 20, 2018

Rip sister,you will be missed by all, but will always be loved by the Beta Alpha chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.

Fort Smith Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Fort Smith, AR
Jan 19, 2018

God is near you in your time of loss.

Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bear,

May it be a comfort to know that others care,

And may the Father of us all whose mercies never cease

sustain you in your hour of need and grant you inner peace.

Donna R Morris
Darby, Pa
Jan 19, 2018

Condolences to the family of Soror Bailey she is now resting in the arms of God may you have find comfort in knowing this praying for your strength.

Deandra Hennemann
Orlando, FL
Jan 19, 2018

To Mona Humphries Bailey family,

May God continue to be with you and strengthen you. Soror Bailey was charismatic with a heart of pure gold. She was the epitome of a Delta woman. God truly allowed an angel to walk among us. Thank you for allowing her presence.

Deandra Hennemann, Sanford Alumnae Chapter

Elizabeth "Lizzie G" Elie
Chicago, IL
Jan 19, 2018

My condolences to the family of Soror Mona H. Bailey. To be absent from the body, Is to be present with the Lord. I learned a lot about Soror Bailey by being in the sorority and I am so proud of the work she has accomplished. It makes me want to strive and be better in my career. Last time I saw her in 2015, she wished me a Happy Birthday! I will never forget that. I love you my Soror. Rest in power and in peace. Omega Omega

Soror Sharrie ReNay Dean-Collins, Ph.D.
Miramar, FL
Jan 19, 2018

As lyrics read: "If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain..." My mother Soror Cupidine Davis Dean has spoken often to me about Soror Humphries-Bailey and how they were close as students at FAMU and through the years of their lives. As I have learned of and read, this Soror's life has been one of mammoth reach to humanity, in beyond imaginable magnitude, leaving a legacy of so much, to so many. Bless you Soror and bless your family.

Lacy & Dorothy Steele
Bellevue, WA
Jan 19, 2018

To the family of Mona Bailey We extend our deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow. I had the honor of working with Mona in the Seattle area over the years. Mona was a gem and a person who care for others.

She will be missed. Put your trust in GOD and he will heal your hearts.

To GOD be the glory, honor and praise.

Yvonne Hartzog Gilbert
Barboursville, VA
Jan 19, 2018

Thankful and blessed that I got to share a little corner of Soror Bailey's life with my sorors in the Tacoma Alumnae Chapter, '86-'06. Praying for strength and comfort in the days ahead for the Bailey family and for all who loved Soror Mona.

Thanks be to God, for "Our Jewel of the Farwest."

Janice Farrar
Chicago, IL
Jan 19, 2018

Soror Humphries-Bailey, you were indeed the epitome of a Delta Woman. Our entire sisterhood is mourning with your family during this time. However, because we know God can do anything but fail, we thank HIM for your extraordinary life that should be an example to all. Your legacy will not be forgotten. Rest in Omega Omega Chapter my dear sweet Soror!

Mary A. Knox
Riverside, CA
Jan 19, 2018

I have lost a wonderful soror, friend and mentor . My condolences to the family. Soror Bailey will certainly be missed by all who knew her or ever met her .

Rest in peace.

Jackie Mckinney
Chicago , Il
Jan 19, 2018

RIP my beautiful Soror. My prayers are with the family of our dear sister.

Darlene Walker-Coleman
Los Angeles , CA
Jan 19, 2018

Soror Bailey thank you for your leadership and leaving us with a legacy of strength and courage that I will cherish forever! To your Grandchildren please know that your Grandmother was absolutely amazing! Keep her memory alive forever! I am a total fan of Grandmothers and I always will be! Simply stated Grandmas rule the world!!

Carolyn Y. Matthews
Dallas, TX
Jan 19, 2018

Belvia J. Tyiska Strickland
Chicago, IL
Jan 19, 2018

Our Heartfelt Condolences and Prayers to the Family of Soror

Bailey.

Soror Belvia J.Tyiska Strickland

Soror Sharon E. Strickland Williams

Soror Rolanda J. Strickland Stone Hudson

Colonel (Ret) James A Manning
Milton, WA
Jan 18, 2018

It is very difficult to say in a few words the meaning of a 55+ year friendship with a jewel of a woman, colleague and friend. Mona and Peter were introduced to years ago when it was strange to find two guys from New Jersey in Seattle. Our love for education as well as science easily brought us together as teachers in the Seattle Public Schools. My sincere condolences are shared with The Family as they mourn the demise of their Queen and celebrate the living legacy that she leaves them with. Mona Humphries Bailey will be spoken of in the future history of The State of Washington. Rest in Eternal Peace Mona

Dr. Renita Flowers-Jackson
Chicago , Il
Jan 18, 2018

Rest in heaven soror Bailey. The world is a much better place because you were in it. Thank you for your love and your service. You are deeply missed already. You made me so proud to be a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Dr. Renita Flowers-Jackson
Chicago , Il
Jan 18, 2018

Rest in heaven soror Bailey. The world is a much better place because you were in it. Thank you for your love and your service. You are deeply missed already. You made me so proud to be a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Dr. Renita Flowers-Jackson
Chicago , Il
Jan 18, 2018

Rest in heaven soror Bailey. The world is a much better place because you were in it. Thank you for your love and your service. You are deeply missed already. You made me so proud to be a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Dr. Renita Flowers-Jackson
Chicago , Il
Jan 18, 2018

Rest in heaven soror Bailey. The world is a much better place because you were in it. Thank you for your love and your service. You are deeply missed already. You made me so proud to be a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Soror Dr. Cynthia E. S. Samuel
Parsippany , NJ
Jan 18, 2018

May God bless and comfort you during this challenging time. Soror Bailey was an eloquent dynamic woman. I met her several times, and am thankful for the impact she made on my life. Soror Bailey leaves a rich distinguished legacy in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She will always be remembered and honored for her countless contributions and leadership. Heartfelt condolences and prayers extended to the family.

Cheryl Paige-Ward
Brandon, FL
Jan 18, 2018

Karon Weisner
Grand Prairie, TX
Jan 18, 2018

To the family, you have my sincere condolences. Soror Bailey, I will miss seeing you at the convention and walking up to you and saying that's my president. RIH.

Dr. & Mrs. Walter L. Smith
Tampa, FL
Jan 18, 2018

May God be with you during this trying time. The family has our deepest sympathy.

Sandra Hart
Federal Way, WA
Jan 18, 2018

First of all, my condolences to the Bailey family ...

When I think of Monaís passing, I think about how much sheíll be missed by the educational community and the community at large. Mona was VERY well respected by all that I know, beautiful, inside and out, and always genuine.

This is one woman, loved by many!

Arlene Pearson
Gary, IN
Jan 18, 2018

The Gary Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. sends heartfelt sympathy at the loss of One of our Illustrious Leaders.. She displayed elegance and grace throughout her lifetime! We will miss you but we know you are resting in the arms of our Savior. Rest in Peace dear Soror Bailey.

Gary Alumnae Chapter

Arlene Pearson

Joyce T.West
Portsmouth, VA
Jan 18, 2018

It is with our heartfelt sympathy that we extend sincere condolences to the family of one of our Great Past National Presidents of Delta Sigma Sorority, Inc. Mona H. Bailey. It is on her shoulders we still stand!

Violets and Pearls,

Soror Madeline B. Dawson and Soror Joyce West

Portsmouth Alumnae Chapter

Portsmouth, VA

Carolyn Jones
Dania Beach, FL
Jan 18, 2018

Another soldier gone to get a great reward, she fought the fight, she kept the faith, and now she is gone home to God. Our hearts are laden with sorrow in Dania Beach, Florida. Mona, we miss you already. You were a sister to us as well.

Albert, Carolyn & Alison Jones

Dania Beach, Florida

Soror Sandras Anderson
Kosxiusko, MS
Jan 18, 2018

May the Grace of our Lord be with the Bailey Family and the spirit of our Lord welcome Soror Bailey home.

Bette and Gene Orrico
Mercer Island, WA
Jan 18, 2018

A beautiful lady gone to rest.

Lillie L. Green ,PhD
Atlanta, GA
Jan 18, 2018

With Deepest Sympathy to the family of my beloved Soror. The Honorable Mona H .Bailey. Rest In Peace for for you have lead us well.

SANCERIA THOMAS
University City, MO
Jan 18, 2018

Rest in the peace of our Lord and savior.

Alison Harrmon
Troy, MI
Jan 18, 2018

Mona Bailey was phenomenal leader and educator. Her beautiful presence will be missed at our Delta gatherings. I extend heartfelt sympathy to Pete and the family. My thoughts and prayers are are extended for the family.

Debra Morrisey
Warsaw, NC
Jan 18, 2018

The Duplin County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. sends heartfelt sympathy at the loss of One of our Illustrious Leaders.. We are keeping the family in our prayers. praying for their strength and healing.

Darcell Dance
Portland , OR
Jan 18, 2018

Our beloved Past National President Mona Humphries Bailey will be greatly missed. It was an honor knowing her. Even though she was so accomplished and had so many accolades, she was always do down to earth. She exhibited grace, style and most importantly -love. I extend my deepest sympathies and. prayers to the family and loved ones.

Katryna L. Kinn
Mobile, AL
Jan 18, 2018

My deepest sympathy is extended to the family of our beloved 17th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Soror Mona Bailey's presence will certainly be missed at National Conventions and Delta events. She impacted this world with her brilliance and regal beauty. Her memories will be cherished forever in the hearts of Sorors everywhere. Rest in Peace Soror Bailey.

Katryna Lowery Kinn

Irma Mitchell
Fresno, Ca
Jan 18, 2018

A life well lived is a precious gift,

of hope and strength and grace,

from someone who has made our world

a brighter, better place.

It's filled with moments, sweet and sad

with smiles and sometimes tears,

with friendships formed and good times shared,

and laughter through the years.

A life well lived is a legacy,

of joy and pride and pleasure,

a living, lasting memory

our great full hearts will treasure.

We love you n

but God loves you best,

San Joaquine Valley Alumni Charter Members

Michele Beal Bagneri
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 18, 2018

Iím blessed to have experienced her sweet spirit and praying that her loved ones find comfort in celebrating that spirit that will live on. She made a difference in the lives of so many, especially her family and those close to her, especially Barbara Bagneris and others who she took under her wings and mentored so effectively. Thank you to the family of Past President and Soror Mona Humphries Bailey for sharing her with us and may God strengthen and comfort you.

Rev. Patricia Moore Brigham
SF, Ca
Jan 17, 2018

I had the honor of serving under Ms. Bailey when she answered the call to lead Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart as Head of School. A woman of grace, courage , and a "never give up " spirit, , Ms. Bailey embodied the mission of Sacred Heart education. My sincere condolences to her family.

Curley Spires Potter
Chesapeake , VA
Jan 17, 2018

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

My prayers and thoughts go out to the family of our beloved Past President Soror Mona H. Bailey. Her smiling face will surely be missed by the sisterhood at our Founders Day, Regional and National Conventions.

Rest in peace my dear Soror

Atty. Frances Smith
Baton Rouge, LA
Jan 17, 2018

In our memories, we will harbor the love, grace and joy that Soror Bailey blessed us with by her dutifulness to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. I wish that we all could leave such a beautiful and worthwhile legacy of service to others and to the world. May the peace of God be with you in this period of your grief, and may you be comforted by the memory of this elegant and beautiful Rose that God planted among us for such a time as this.

Rest well, my dear Sister!

Barbara B Napper
La Habra, CA
Jan 17, 2018

May the Lord bless and keep you and give you strength at this time of sorrow.

Soror Barbara Napper

Debrena Jackson Gandy
Seattle, WA
Jan 17, 2018

Dearest Mona:

As you look down from Heaven, know that your presence here impacted THOUSANDS of lives. Your passion for your people and your warm heart emanated love wherever you were. You were a Sistah Warrior and Elegant Queen - ALL IN ONE. We thank you, and we thank God for you. Sending love and prayers to the Bailey family.

Dr. Verda M. Farrow
Plantation , FL
Jan 17, 2018

Sending sincere condolences and prayers to the family.

With admiration and respect, RIP Soror Bailey.

Soror, Verda M. Farrow

Rachelle H. Guillory
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 17, 2018

What an awesome life and example we witnessed in our 17th National President. She was poised, intelligent, kind, beautiful and committed to service. I will always admire her. To her family, I pray God will surround you with His comforting embrace. Thank you for sharing her with us.

Lynn Fields Harris
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 17, 2018

Heartfelt Condolences to Soror Past National President Baileyís Family and appreciation for your sharing her with the members of her beloved sisterhood. I will personally remember her fondly as the President at the time of my induction to Delta Sigma Theta and watching her over the years preside effectively and engage with her sisters gracefully, with wisdom and love.

Janice Sharpe
Windsor, NC
Jan 17, 2018

My deepest sympathy and prayers are extended to the family. May fond memories bring you comfort during this time and in the days ahead. Rest in Him Soror Bailey.

Laura M. Tyler
Seattle, WA
Jan 17, 2018

Mona was an incredible woman. She always strove to bring the best to all children. She spoke with dignity and passion about STEM education for diverse populations. Because of her passion, so many more Seattle school students have had the opportunity to explore science and math and find careers that fulfill them. It was an honor to work alongside her in support of MESA and Stem education. You will be missed.

James Burton Dorsey
Seattle, Washington
Jan 17, 2018

She was a wonderful friend and Mentor to me. Iím proud that she thought enough of me to always give me honest and thoughtful guidance.

Anita Winters Green
Bensalem , PA
Jan 17, 2018

Thank you for your sisterhood, scholarship, and service to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. You were the aplomb of grace and excellence as a leader in DST. Condolences to the family.

Phyllis Harvey-Buschel
Seattle, wa
Jan 17, 2018

Mona you were a passionate and unrelenting advocate for excellence and achievement in the K-12 education community. I will always remember your poise and grace and the service you so unselfishly give for the improvement of others. My condolences to you family.

Juliette Saunders Catledge.
Tallahassee, FL
Jan 17, 2018

May the family find comfort in these times of remembrance. When I met her on the campus of FAMU, I felt the presence of a royal.MIss FAMU and a BADST Soror

Rest in heavenly peace.

Betty J. McPherson
Stone Mountai, GA
Jan 17, 2018

Prayers and condolences to the Bailey family. We loved Soror Bailey dearly. She was President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. when I was initiated into this great sisterhood.

Blessings,

Eva Edwards
Renton, WA
Jan 17, 2018

My condolences to the Bailey family. I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where I had the pleasure of meeting Soror Bailey. She is a fine lady as well as a precious jewel.

Patricia Simpson Newton
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 17, 2018

My condolences to the family. She was a woman of substance and influence who blazed a path for many to follow.

Lorraine Cruz
Chicago, IL
Jan 17, 2018

I had the honor of meeting Ms. Mona during my short one-year stay in Seattle in 2015 - 2016. She was referred to me because we both share a passion for educating the youth. Her gentle spirit and refined ways were inspirational and refreshing. I later discovered that we shared a common friend and that made our bond even tighter. She helped me make inroads into the educational system there, sadly I had to return to Chicago. She will be greatly missed and always highly honored. May you rest in Heaven Mona. Your legacy will live on forever. Raine

Jacqueline Bridgeman
Knoxville, TN
Jan 17, 2018

With excellence and beauty my dear sister served. Well done thy good and faithful servant.

Lisa Beth Hill
Hamden, CT
Jan 17, 2018

To the Bailey Family:

I am proud to be a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., particularly since Soror Bailey was president when I crossed.

Her example of grace under fire was a joy to watch and emulate.

I extend my deepest condolences to all of you. She was a fine lady and the world is missing a jewel!

Vivian Davis Lee
Ocala, FL
Jan 17, 2018

Barbara & the other family members,

I am saddened by the loss of Your family member. Ms. Mona taught me science in her first teaching position after leaving FAMU. We we're in Live Oak, FL. Ms. Mona was passionate about being in the classroom, and about encouraging her students to aim for the top. Her passing leaves a huge void in K-12 Education circles.

Shirley Jeans
Seattle, WA
Jan 17, 2018

Heartfelt condolences to the family of Mona Bailey. Mrs. Bailey always held a special place in my heart over the years for the beautiful lady she was and for her kindness. Mrs. Bailey was an outstanding counselor at Garfield High School and gave constant encouragement to the students. She was a woman of great strength who possessed a passion for education. Mrs. Bailey, I will always admire you for all you stood for.

Rest in peace Mrs. Mona Bailey.

Garfield Class of 1967 - Shirley Jeans

Jaclyn Easterling
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Jan 17, 2018

Soror - such an elegant , loving and dedicated spirit. Rest in the arms of the One who sent you. Remembering you for the example you were.

Soror Jacqui Easterling

Boston, ,MA

Estelle Price
Orlando, FL
Jan 17, 2018

Prayers to the family. My beloved Soror

Joylette Mills-Ransome
Plainfield , NJ
Jan 17, 2018

My prayers are with you at this difficult time. God has called another of his beloved servants. May you be wrapped in His Peace and Blessings.

Edwinta Merriweather
Huntsville , Al
Jan 17, 2018

Rest In Peace Soror Bailey

Linda Brooks
Houston, TX
Jan 17, 2018

Condolences to the family; rest in Him Soror.

Misha Stennett
Dallas, TX
Jan 17, 2018

My condolences to the family. My God grant you peace during this time. Rest well Soror Bailey.

Barbara S Chinn
Baton Rouge, LA
Jan 17, 2018

Rest in peace Soror Bailey.

Tracee M. Fletcher
Houston, Tx
Jan 17, 2018

Condolences and continued prayers are extended to the family as well as to my sorors! Soror Bailey will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

Rest in Him Soror Bailey!!!

Redding Gloria Ann
Columbus, OH
Jan 17, 2018

Our 1971, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, Nine or None line sends our prayers, condolences and thanks for leading our path in so many ways.

In Delta Love

Wilhemina Hogan Stroughter
New Orleans, La
Jan 17, 2018

You are now with the Lord, Rest In Peace ,my beloved Soror.

Jennifer R. Smith
DeSoto, TX
Jan 17, 2018

Soror Mona H. Bailey will be missed. I am glad that I had the opportunity to learn from her and fellowship with her over the years. I fondly remember her visiting with the sorors in my home state of Arkansas in 1994. Rest well, Soror Bailey!

Dawn Mason
Seattle, WA
Jan 17, 2018

Our Condolences to Pete and the entire Bailey and Humphries family. There is no one in WA state who has fone more to bring a more positive education outcome to all children. Here focus on the education for African American children gave a major boost to all undereducated students. Her guidance, passion for her Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and signature smile will be missed. Thank you for sharing Mona the good of global humanity. We know she is at rest in the arms of the Divine Creator.

Freddie Chapel wright
Houston, TX
Jan 17, 2018

Rest In Peace with our Heavenly Father Soror.

Cynthia M. Hill
Baltimore, MD
Jan 17, 2018

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of my beloved Soror Bailey.

Bobbie McClure Floyd
Hoover , Al
Jan 17, 2018

Peace and Comfort to the Bailey Family. Thank you for unselfishly sharing Soror Bailey with Delta. Her love for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc was deep seeded and unwavering. Soror Bailey lit up the Room anytime she walked into it. She was a Perfect example of a Great Leader and a Virtuous Women.

Thank you Soror Bailey for sharing your Love and Leadership with me. I will always cherish the moments we shared together throughout my years as a Delta.

Your Contributions and Accomplishments are well written in the book of life. Now Rest in Peace and Receive your Heavenly Rewards.

Soror Floyd

Mythe Kirven
Dallas, Tx
Jan 17, 2018

Loved her dearly for all 42 years of my Delta life.

Eboni Kirby
Jacksonville, Fl
Jan 17, 2018

Rest in peace dear Soror

STACEE DINKINS
Mobile, Al
Jan 17, 2018

My condolences to the family of my beloved Soror and past national president... Prayers of peace, love, strength, comfort and understanding..

Johnson L Chandler
Laguna Woods , CA
Jan 16, 2018

Sweet peace, Soror Mona Humphries Bailey; thoughts and prayers for comfort for her family and loved ones

Marion, Fredi and Susie Binion
Detroit, MI
Jan 16, 2018

Soror Mona was beautiful, regal, brilliant and approachable. Soror Mona would take the time to bend down and share a kind word and a warm hug at convention, and other Delta functions. A few years ago at a worship service in Pontiac, MI she greeted our local congregation and admonished us to hold fast to the principles of Delta and to continue to make a difference in this world.

"Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all." Proverbs 31:29

Binion Sisters: Sorors Marion, Fredi and Susie

Tressa L. Williams
Morgan Hill, CA
Jan 16, 2018

Sending my heart felt sympathy to the family of my Dear Soror, Sister, Mentor, and Friend. Thank you for sharing Soror Bailey with so many of us. We were blessed to have been taught and led by such a wonderful leader. She will be missed.

Until we meet again.

Love & Blessings,

Tressa L. Williams

Dr. Maybelline Pinkston Truesdell
Miami, FL
Jan 16, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family. May God hold you in the palms of His hands and give you Peace.

Sincerely,

Dr. Maybelline Pinkston Truesdel

Miami Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma ThetaSirority, Inc

Florida A&M University, Class of 1965

Donna Miler
Lynwood, lL
Jan 16, 2018

My condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the family. I am a cousin from Chicago - my grandmother was Madeleine Trenier Johnson. I will keep you all in constant prayer and hope your amazing memories will comfort you during this time of remembrance. With Love and lasting fondness!

shirley whitmore Dillard Fridia
Dallas, tx
Jan 16, 2018

I will miss Soror Mona and you have my deepest sympathy

Tanita Kyser
Mobile, AL
Jan 16, 2018

Condolences to the family

Janetta Booker
Atlanta , GA
Jan 16, 2018

My condolences and prayers to the family of Soror Bailey. Sleep in heavenly peace.

Lynette M. Mayo
Linden, NJ
Jan 16, 2018

Sending my condolences and prayers to the family of Soror Mona Humphries Bailey.

Debbie Bell
Benton , LA
Jan 16, 2018

I took immediate notice of this phenomenal woman- so poised and elegant- as a Pyramid in 1980. I have followed her career since that time and have been inspired by her every endeavor. Rest in Heaven my dear Soror. I pray that God covers you family, and that you find peace.

Pamelon Lacue
Fort Lauderdale , Fl
Jan 16, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family.

Jacquelynn Y. Orr
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 16, 2018

My prayers and condolences to Soror Monas family and friends. I always looked forward to seeing her at various Delta events. Her hugs and encouraging words meant the world to me! Rest well Soror, rest well.

Brenda Parker
Missouri City , Tx
Jan 16, 2018

I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Soror Mona Bailey. The Lord will comfort the family. Remember, to hold on to those wonderful memories and pass them on for generations to come.

Soror Brenda Parker

Kimberly Lyles
Ellicott City, MD
Jan 16, 2018

May she eternally rest in his arms. Thank you for all of your work and contributions to all you encountered.

Karen Burks
Mitchellville , MD
Jan 16, 2018

My condolences to the family of my beloved Soror and past national president.

Nikita Phillips
Cedar Park, TX
Jan 16, 2018

Prayers and Condolences to the family...She will truly be missed.

Shelley Robinson
Landsdale, PA
Jan 16, 2018

I send my sincere condolences for the passing of Soror Mona Humphries. I will sorely miss her. May God grant her family peace, comfort and strength during this time of bereavement.

Joe Ann Oatis
Owings Mills , MD
Jan 16, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family of Soror Mona Humphries Bailey. Rest in peace my soror and I will always cherish the memories of your presence at Delta National Conventions and Conferences.

Soror Gwendolyn Burke
Grandview, MO
Jan 16, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family of the 17th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Psalm 34:18 says; The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. You are in my prayers.

Nora Hudson
Detroit, Mi
Jan 16, 2018

You followed the path of the 22 illuminating their vision.

A life well lived.

Staci Ferguson
Saginaw, Mi
Jan 16, 2018

My condolences to the Bailey family.

Heaven has gained another Angel

Rest In Peace my Soror.

Jacqueline P Wyse
Citrus Heights , CA
Jan 16, 2018

Adele Granderson Londo
New Orleans, LA
Jan 16, 2018

Rest in peace Soror Humphries Bailey. Take your rest "thy good and faithful servant!"

Patricia Hayden
Seattle , WA
Jan 16, 2018

My sincere condolences to her family. Mona Bailey was a personal and professional mentor for me and many others in our community. I appreciated her invaluable contributions as an advocate, supporter and member of the YWCA;s People of Color Council. She will be truly missed.

Patricia Hayden .

Jacqueline Richardson
Gwynn Oak, Md
Jan 16, 2018

May the Lord continue to provide support and grace to the family of our esteemed Soror Mona Humphries Bailey. We will love her forever.

Stephanie Williams
Durham , NC
Jan 16, 2018

Thank you for your service and the examples you set. Sending love to the family. Thank you for sharing her with the world.

Cheryl E.Shoulders
West Haven, CT
Jan 16, 2018

PEACE

Myrtis Clayton Ramsey
Montgomery, AL
Jan 16, 2018

My condolences and prayers go out to the family. Soror Bailey was an absolutely lovely person and I enjoyed seeing her at conventions. Barbara and I went to the same high school in Jacksonville, FL and that gave us a connection. I will miss seeing her.

Doris Jackson Britt
Oakland, CA
Jan 16, 2018

Sincere condolences to the Family of Mona Humphries Bailey, a woman of rare beauty and intellect; compassionate and caring for her fellow humans.

Susan
Chicago, IL
Jan 16, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the family of our dear Soror. May she rest deservedly as she served well.

Miriam Vanish-Ham
Elyria, OH
Jan 16, 2018

Soror Bailey's leadership and compassion leave a legacy to be followed by many. Thank God that she was shared with all of us.

Betsy Joanne Pearson
Chester, SC
Jan 16, 2018

Dear Bailey and Humphries Family,

May the spirit of the Holy Comforter bring you peace and understanding during this time of loss.

Soror Mona Bailey was the epitome of a true Delta lady. Love, Grace and Fortitude~ She wore it all well!

Please know that the sisters of Delta Sigma Theta will miss

this distinguished Soror.

Many blessings.

Maria nA Flores
San Leandro, CA
Jan 16, 2018

Soror Bailey made the world a better place with her dedication, creativity, and love.

Shirley A. Bell
Clayton, NC
Jan 16, 2018

My sympathies are extended to the family of my beloved Soror. May God's Grace continue to help you adjust to no longer having her in your lives physically, but she will always be with you in spirit.

Shirley A. Bell

Alpha Mu 1960

Lisa Curtis
Indianapolis, IN
Jan 16, 2018

We can only imagine the conversations Soror Mona Humphries Bailey and Soror Bertha Pitts Campbell are having again in heaven!

May the Bailey family find comfort knowing that they are covered by our prayers. Soror Humphries Bailey's legacy of love and service shall not cease.........

Carol Wafford
Dallas , TX
Jan 16, 2018

We thank God for the life and spirit of our beloved Soror. Always kind and exhibited the virtues true to our Sorority. Godís blessings abound.

Karen L. Lawrence-Webster
Saginaw, Mi
Jan 16, 2018

Soror Bailey - she was what our Founders invisioned when Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded. Omega Omega has gained one of our best!

Virginia Bickham Jefferson
Minden, La
Jan 16, 2018

Sorority Bailey , was a role model and a inspiration . I will always remember her. My prayers and sympathy to her family.

Tiffany A. Brown
Saint Louis, MO
Jan 16, 2018

I send my prayers of peace, strength, and healing to the family. Thank you for all that youíve done in education and in our beloved sorority. May God bless and keep you dear soror!

Martha Kinnard Forston
Silver Spring, , MD
Jan 16, 2018

My heart goes out to the family of Soror Mona Humphries Bailey. May God hold you close and comfort you at this time.

Valerie S Webb
Hempstead, NY
Jan 16, 2018

Soror Past President Bailey is gone but not forgotten.

Her love for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated will always & forever be cherished.

Judith. Hightower
Seattle, Wa
Jan 16, 2018

I am so sad to hear of the passing of Mona Bailey. She will forever be a model of intelligence, culture and grace fo me and i am sure for all she care not contact with. Add beauty ad wit and she was the whole package!I will miss her and send love and prayers to all who grieve.

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Shante Redden
Florissant, MO
Jan 16, 2018

Thank you for your service to our communities and our Sorority. Rest well Soror!

With love,

Shante Redden

Dale Strayhorn
Wake Forest, NC
Jan 16, 2018

Peace to the Bailey family-Peace to you, Soror Bailey

Georgia Cambell
Detroit, Mi
Jan 16, 2018

My condolences to the family . May the memories and legacy of your love one be an inspiration and motivation to all whom lives she touched with her love and leadership . She will truly be missed.

Sanquetta Cowan
Pahokee, Fl
Jan 16, 2018

I offer my sympathy to the family and lifting them up in prayer. May the family be provided strength, peace and be comforted in this time of their loss. Rest in peace Soror and thanks for all your dedication to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Brenda Guest Towe
Owings mills , Md
Jan 16, 2018

Sorry for your loss

Yekishia Cornelius
Shreveport , LA
Jan 16, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family.

Helki Pruitt
Snellville, GA
Jan 16, 2018

Thank you for sharing your gifts of love and a lifetime of service to the field of education and to our beloved sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. You have touched the lives of many without even knowing.

My sincerest condolences to your family.

With love,

Helki Carpenter Pruitt

Florida A&M University

Beta Alpha Chapter- Spring Ď95

Carla Davis
Dallas, TX
Jan 16, 2018

Thank you for all the ground work you accomplished. Rest now beloved Soror.

Monique J. Fortune
New York, NY
Jan 16, 2018

Our dear Soror and 17th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., you will always be remembered for your grace, intelligence, and elegance. May you rest well with God.

Renee Kelley
Missouri City , TX
Jan 16, 2018

My condolences to the family. Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.

Soror Renee Kelley

Delta strong!

Angela Gantt-Holmes
Bowie, MD
Jan 16, 2018

May God continue to bless the family during your time of bereavement. Rest in Peace in Omega Omega.

Your legacy will continue to live through those whose lives you touched.

Sisterly Blessings... Soror Angela Holmes

Sandy Stamps
Waldorf, MD
Jan 16, 2018

My prayers goes out to the entire family of Mona Bailey. You will always be remembered by your beautiful smile. Rest in peace, my Soror. I'm so grateful to have met you during these wonderful years.

Jacqueline H. Williams
Baltimore, Md
Jan 16, 2018

She lived a life of purpose and commitment, and so many Deltas such as myself have looked to her as a role model and mentor.

Rest in peace dear Soror.

Soror Jacqueline H. Williams

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Baltimore County Alumnae Chapter

Roxane Bernard
Raleigh, NC
Jan 16, 2018

My condolences to the family. Soror Bailey was the National President when I became a Delta. May Soror Bailey Rest In Peace,

Soror Rhonda Briggins
Tucker , GA
Jan 16, 2018

Rest in Peace our dearest 17th National President, your grace, beauty and charm will be missed by so many. You leave behind a great legacy and we thank you for your dedication and commitment to our Sorority.

I send my condolences to your family and will continue to pray for you all.

Yolanda Sayles Robinson
Montgomery, AL
Jan 16, 2018

Soror Mona Bailey:

I am truly going to miss you. You truly displayed the principles and values of our Prestigious and Illustrious Sorority.

Thank you for always exemplifying the true meaning of Delta in your works, service and love.

I attended my first National Convention while I was a collegiate soror at Beta Eta (Alabama State University)/ It was the National Convention where you were running for National President. You gave me a button that said Vote for Mona. I still have it somewhere in my home but will have to find it. Once, I find it I will always keep it close to my heart.

Soror Yolanda Sayles Robinson

Dr. Deborah Lyneen Smith
Antioch, TN
Jan 16, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Soror Bailey. It was an honor to have the opportunity to meet and talk to our 17th President at a convention. She will be missed.

Kimble Colbert
Dallas, TX
Jan 16, 2018

My dear Soror and 17th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., your dedication and kindness will genuinely be missed.

I will take every speak I heard you speak and the encounters we had together and be the best Delta you taught me to be.

May your soul truly Rest In Peace.

Kimble Colbert
Dallas, TX
Jan 16, 2018

My dear Soror and 17th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., your dedication and kindness will genuinely be missed.

I will take every speak I heard you speak and the encounters with had together and be the best Delta you taught me to be.

May your soul truly Rest In Peace.

Guessippina Bonner
Lufkin, TX
Jan 16, 2018

I will always remember the smile, the grace and dedication to service. Sleep in peace my Sister.

Soror Sundra Proctor Smith
Little Africa, SC
Jan 16, 2018

Sending warm thoughts and blessings to the family of Delta Sigma Theta's Beloved 17th National President.

Pauline S. Hill
Renton, WA
Jan 16, 2018

Soror Mona Bailey planted numerous trees throughout the world under which she will never sit; however, many forests will bear fruits and everlasting seeds because of her! As sorors, may we so live! I am blessed with special memories of her; I am grateful for the legacy! Thanks Pete and family for sharing her with us!! May God's blessings keep you now and forever!

Alan Burke
Olympia, WA
Jan 16, 2018

On behalf of Mona's friends in Olympia and the State Capitol, condolences and prayers are offered to the family. Mona's steadfast and impassionate work on behalf of children was remarkable and long lasting. Her recent membership on the State Board of Education was the latest in career-long work devoted to assuring that every child has the opportunity for a meaningful and lasting education. Her voice will be missed, but her legacy will not be forgotten.

Deidra K. Diaz
Birmingham, AL
Jan 16, 2018

Sending thoughts and prayers to the family of Delta's Beloved 17th National President. I loved every conversation with Mrs. Bailey and I praise God for her wonderful life!

Sandra Parker
Allen, TX
Jan 16, 2018

Our family extends its condolences to the family and continue to lift you in prayer.

Laura Phillips Byrd
Baltimore, MD
Jan 16, 2018

Soror Bailey was a beautiful spirit and forward-thinking National President. May her soul truly Rest In Peace.

Tamara Birts Hooker
District Heights, MD
Jan 16, 2018

Soror Bailey may you rest in peace and may the lord comfort your family. You dedication and kindness will be missed. You were a true inspiration!

Donna R. Taylor
Lancaster, Te
Jan 16, 2018

Rest in peace, we will always remember your smile and service to our devoted Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Strength, comfort and peace to the family.

Sisters In Service,

Donna & Caldonnaye Taylor

Dallas Alumnae Chapter

Arlene Wongus
Randallstown , MD
Jan 16, 2018

My dear Soror and 17th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., you will be sorely missed. You were the epitome of what it means to be a Delta. You always had a gracious, welcoming spirit. May the heavenly hosts welcome you with open arms to your eternal reward! May you rest in His peace and glory!

Cynthia Hebron
Hanford , Ca
Jan 16, 2018

Linda Hammond
Laguna Niguel, CA
Jan 16, 2018

Rest In Peace my dear Delta sister.

Rena Thomas
DeSoto, Tx
Jan 16, 2018

Rest in Paradise my sweet Soror! We will forever treasure your gentle spirit and strong passion. Thank you family for sharing your beloved with us. Prayers for you during this transitional period.

Lula Morehouse
Hawthorne , CA
Jan 16, 2018

Condolences and Prayers to the Family! Soror Mona H. Bailey was a jewel that shined so brightly throughout he world and left a great impression on those who she met on this journey called life. I will always remember the last time I saw her at a Delta Executive Board Meeting in Spring 2017 and the beautiful words and hug she gave me. She has left a great legacy to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority that will be forever shared through our Heritage and Archives. Rest on Soror Bailey until we meet again!!!

Barbara Houston
Houston, TX
Jan 16, 2018

Thanks Soror Bailey for your gift to the body of Christ and your devotion to our dear sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Barbara Louisa Bagneris
Orange, CA
Jan 16, 2018

Words cannot express the loss I feel not only for Mona's family but me. I already miss the phone calls. May Mona find the rest she so deserves in heaven with those that preceded her in death. She fought the good fight of faith and her journey has ended. Commendations to a life well lived!

Shirley J. Hopewell
Fayetteville, Ga
Jan 16, 2018

Thank you for sharing Soror Baily with us. May God keep your family in His perfect peace

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