Virginia Pearl Turner Bailey

Virginia Pearl Turner Bailey, 77, of Blackshear, passed away early Sunday evening, July 17, 2022, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross.

Born in Blackshear September 4, 1944, she had lived in Pierce County most of her life. She had worked in finance for over 30 years and was retired from First Family Finance where she had been a manager.  She enjoyed spending time with her daughter, Vanessa, and her grand dog, Oliver.  She was an avid reader but also enjoyed watching movies on the Lifetime Channel as well as watching The Young and the Restless. She was the “anchor” and caretaker of her family and was always in charge and considered the “boss”.  

She was a daughter of the late Roscoe and Blanche Rosella Strickland Turner. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Sherrod and two brothers, Lamar Turner and Wayne Turner.

Survivors include her daughter, Vanessa Mobley, St. Simons; her son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Deanna Farish, Frisco, TX; a sister, Deloris Boatright, Blackshear; a brother, Carlton (Jackie) Turner, Blackshear; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Turner, Blackshear; a grandchild, Aidan Farish and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the funeral home.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Memorialization will be by cremation.

The family would like to thank the staff of Harborview Pierce County for their love and devotion shown to her as well as her family during her time there. You are all greatly appreciated and dearly loved.

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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