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Janie Higgins Bailey, 97, passed away Nov. 19, 2014.

Born April 12, 1917 in Nottaway County, Va., she was a resident of the Chesapeake Retirement Community for many years.

She was a member of Hampton Baptist Church. Janie loved spending time with family in Gloucester. She was a beautiful grandmother on the inside and out.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bailey; her parents, Elijah and Mattie Johnson; brothers, Hedley, Raymond, and Charles Johnson, and sister, Frances Huckstep.

Survivors include a son, Ben Higgins and wife Nan; grandchildren, Sharon Harris (Bobby), Lynn Higgins and Susan Smith; one great-grandchild, Rebecca Shaffner (Thomas), all of Gloucester, and a brother, Stuart Johnson (Jean) of Smithfield.

A memorial service was conducted at Newington Baptist Church, Gloucester, at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, with visitation at 1:30 at the church.

The family would like to thank the Chesapeake Retirement Community for their devoted personal and compassionate care; also many thanks to Hampton Baptist Church for their visits, cards, gifts, and faithfulness during her time at the Chesapeake.

The family requests that memorial donations be sent to either Hampton Baptist Church, 40 Kings Way, Hampton, Va. 23669 or to the Benevolence Fund of The Chesapeake, 955 Harpersville Road, Newport News, Va.  23601.

Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory, Gloucester, was in charge of arrangements.