Kay Parks Bailiff
Kay Parks Bailiff, age 76,of Rising Sun, MD, went to be home with the Lord on Friday, June 7, 2013 at Union Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Sugar Grove, Virginia on December 20, 1936. Kay lived in Sugar Grove until moving to Maryland in 1954. She was the daughter of the late Joel H. and Shirley R. Parks. She was the wife of 57 years to Theodore Bailiff, Jr.
Kay was a graduate of Sugar Gove High School. She worked in Fabrics and Finishes at the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware for 10 years. She was a cashier for Acme Markets in Rising Sun, MD for 33 years. Kay was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Rising Sun, MD. She was also a member of the Cecil County Woman’s Club and the Country Thyme Garden Club.
Kay touched the lives of everyone she met through her kind and generous spirit, and her beautiful smile. She loved her family dearly and never failed to make every day special for them. Through her love for others, Kay had many dear friends, many of which were her co-workers and customers at the Rising Sun Acme, and she maintained those friendships with those persons and their families throughout the years. She had an incredible ability to remember things about people and their lives. Kay loved the Lord and her church family at Calvary. She was always willing to lend a hand or a listening ear to those in need.
She treasured family gatherings and vacations, and holidays, especially Christmas. Kay was an avid gardener, and received great joy in growing beautiful flowers, especially roses. She delighted in giving bouquets of her flowers to her friends and family. She loved nature, watching and feeding songbirds, and the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She was a loyal Baltimore Orioles and Ravens fan.
In addition to her husband, Kay was a loving mother to her daughter Karen Bailiff Davis and husband David of Cecilton, MD; and son David M. Bailiff of Oxford, PA. She was a dear Nana to her grandchildren, Allyson D. McCraw of Warwick, MD; David P. Davis, IV and Mackenzie C. Davis both of Cecilton, MD, Grace E. Bailiff of Oxford, PA, and great-granddaughter Olivia K. McCraw of Warwick, MD. She is also survived by her brother Darrell Parks and his wife Donna, of Willis, VA, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.
In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by two infant brothers, Robert and Delwin Parks; and her sisters, Velma E. Parks and Sarah G. Parks.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Crouch Funeral Home, 127 South Main Street, North East, MD. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Dan Sheard and Rev. Charles Finney, will be held Wednesday, June 12, at 11:00 AM at Calvary Baptist Church, 35 Sylmar Road, Rising Sun, MD. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.
Flowers are welcome, however memorial contributions may be made to help establish a horticulture scholarship in Kay’s honor in care of Crouch Funeral Home or to Calvary Baptist Church, 35 Sylmar Road, Rising Sun, MD.