Mildred Bailey, 91

Psychiatric nurse

August 22, 2007

Mildred "Mimi" Bailey, a retired psychiatric nurse and volunteer, died Thursday of heart failure at Joseph Richey Hospice. She was 91.

Mildred Bowley was born and raised in Cambridge. She came to Baltimore, where she graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1934.

She attended nursing school at Hannaman Hospital in Philadelphia and, after graduating, was a nurse at the hospital until 1957.

She returned to Baltimore that year and worked at Montebello State Hospital. In 1962, she became a psychiatric nurse at what is now University of Maryland Medical Center. She retired in 1978.

Mrs. Bailey was a longtime member of the Waxter Senior Center, where she volunteered for 14,000 hours until becoming ill in 2005, family members said.

Mrs. Bailey founded her family's reunion association in 1984.

The longtime Moreland Avenue resident had been an active member of the Coppin Heights Improvement Association.

Her husband of 15 years, Davis R. Bailey, a contractor, died in 1987.

She was a member of New Hebron Baptist Church, 2616 W. North Ave., where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today.

She is survived by a son, Reginald R. Bowley of Severn; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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