M. Elizabeth Bailey, 82, homemaker, seamstress

October 01, 2001

M. Elizabeth Bailey, a homemaker and accomplished seamstress, died Thursday of a massive infection at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She was 82.

Born Margaret Elizabeth Snowberger in South Baltimore, she attended Southern High School in the 1930s. She met her first husband, Bradley Johnson, when he rented a room in a boardinghouse run by her mother. They married in 1936.

During World War II, she worked briefly at Mayer's department store in South Baltimore while Mr. Johnson served in the Navy. In 1969, the couple moved to Ridgely, a town on the Eastern Shore. Mr. Johnson died two years later.

She moved to nearby Federalsburg when she married Winford C. Bailey in 1975. He died about nine months later.

A member of Christ United Methodist Church in Federalsburg, Mrs. Bailey enjoyed crocheting and knitting. From 1998 until her death, she lived at ManorCare Health Services -- Roland Park.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Williamson Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Federalsburg.

Mrs. Bailey is survived by her daughter, Donna Williams of Baltimore; two stepdaughters; three granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

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