OWENSBORO, KY - Velenda J. Bailey Wheatley, 56, of Owensboro passed away Monday, February 6, 2012 at the Owensboro Medical Health System.
Born in Daviess County on February 24, 1955, she was the daughter of the late James Luther Bailey and Lillian Faye Young Bailey Real; was a member of Crosspointe Baptist Church; and had worked as a bus monitor for the Owensboro City Schools and as a nurse’s aide at Daviess County Hospital. Mrs. Wheatley enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and church family and working in the church. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren, traveling, and sitting on her front porch in the mornings drinking coffee.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Paul Real and grandparents, Ira and Ella Bailey and Truman and Magalene Young.
Mrs. Wheatley is survived by her husband, Joe Wheatley; sons, Jason Scott Tucker and Timothy Allen Tucker of Owensboro; step-daughters, Portcia Jones of Owensboro and Kelly Cunliffe of Charlottsville, VA; grandchildren, Jason “JJ” Tucker, Jr. , Tia Cheyenne Tucker, and Bailey Tucker; brothers, Larry (Margaret) Bailey of Hartford, James (Terri) Bailey of Owensboro, and Keith (Amy) Bailey of Philpot; a sister, Carolyn Bailey of Owensboro; a niece, Chelsea Renee’ Bailey; a nephew, Jonathan Keith Bailey; and several step-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Crosspointe Baptist Church with Rev. Farrell Isenberg officiating followed by burial in Mt Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery in Ohio County. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Crosspointe Baptist Church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Crosspointe Baptist Church Building Fund, 550 Worthington Rd., Owensboro, KY 42301.
Online condolences may be left at www.glennfuneralhome.com.
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