Kay P. (Parks) Bailiff

Born: Sun., Dec. 20, 1936
Died: Fri., Jun. 7, 2013


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 11, 2013
Location: Crouch Funeral Home, P.A.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jun. 12, 2013
Location: Calvary Baptist Church

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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.

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Melissa Trimble Gould
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013
Dear Teddy, Karen and family, and David and family,
I have such fond memories of the time spent "growing up" around the Bailiff family. Our trips to Port Deposit to the pool, and all the sleep-overs were full of laughs and good times. A shopping trip to the Acme in Rising Sun was always great fun because Kay would always have a tale to tell.
Keep those stories and good times in your hearts as they will sustain you as you grieve. My thoughts and prayers will be with you over the next days and weeks. Take care of each other.
Much love,
Melissa Trimble Gould

Janice McCummings , Dallas NC
   Posted Sat June 08, 2013
Dearest Teddy, Karen , David and all grandchildren. My heart goes out to each of you. Kay was loved by so many. I have so many fond memories to share but not enough room. I visited Kay last week when I was in Md. and am so thankful we had some time together. Even though I was 526 miles away she kept me up on the news. Gods arms were open and waiting for Kay and all the friends that left before her were in line waiting. Kay Bailiff you were one of a kind and my friend. God Bless this family and keep them strong.I will cherish my special memories forever and will see you again in Heaven . Janice

Thom Moore
   Posted Sat June 08, 2013
Dear David, I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. Your mom did so much for you and was so incredibly proud of your accomplishments and your strength. The few times I was fortunate to speak with her privately and alone, she absolutely glowed with pride in you. What a great mother!!! My family and I are grieving for you and pray for your healing. Love, Thom, Liz, and Amelia Moore

Sue Richardson Rose
   Posted Sat June 08, 2013
To Kay's family, I am so sorry to hear of Kay's passing. I am her first cousin and the sister of Jim Richardson. I am sorry to say that I have not kept in touch with Kay in the last few years, but I think she and my brother talked often. He kept me posted on the happenings in her life. I remember Kay, Darrell, Aunt Shirley and Uncle Joe fondly. I use to spend the summers with them when we were kids and they lived at Sugar Grove.
I really enjoyed those summers we spent together. You, her family, have my deepest sympathy and prayers that God will hold you up at this sad time. Love to all, Sue (Richardson) Rose

Joyce Tome Frazier
   Posted Sat June 08, 2013
Teddy, Karen and David and families,

I was so sadden to hear about Kay, she is one of those people that you always feel will be there. She was so good to Oscar and my Dad, a true care giver. I remember when they moved into their house in Theodore, so young.
I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking and praying for you all.

Good memories.

Jane and Walt Wassmer
   Posted Sun June 09, 2013
Dear Ted and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Kay's passing. She had a special way of smiling and lighting up others lives. We will miss her. Here is a small poem that I wrote to remember her by.
Jane Wassmer



Elaine and Michael Pinder
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013
Dear David and family,

No words can heal the pain you are feeling now but know that she is no longer suffering. She is at peace. It is so hard losing a loved one and may God be with you during this difficult time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Noreen Johnstsone
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by The Johnstone and Pinder Families.

To the Dear Bailiff Family, We are all so very sorry for your loss. Kay was such a dear. I know the days ahead will be hard for all of you, but you can rest in the knowledge that she is home with her Lord. No more pain, just peace. Our love and prayers go out to all of you. The Johnstone and Pinder Famiies

Ginny Goodman Hagens
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013
Dear Teddy, Karen and David,
Johnny called me this morning to tell me about Kay. I am so sorry. She was a wonderful woman and always so kind to me. Shirley and Mother were such good friends and that love was passed on to Kay. That big smile that she always shared with others, her kind words and good deeds will be missed by all of us. I will be praying for each of you as you go through this time. God will provide comfort, peace, and turn your sorrow into so many wonderful memories. Blessing to all of you.

Phyllis Estepp
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013
David and family,
I am terribly sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved mother. I am praying for strength as you enter into some very difficult days. May the Lord give you a peace that passes ALL understanding and I pray for comfort as you grieve.

My thoughts and prayers are with you,


The Matthews Family
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013
Dear David -
Our family is saddened by your loss. Although we didn't really know her, your Mom must have been truly amazing. Her legacy of a loving, giving, and wonderful family speaks volumes about her! We will keep your Mom, Grace and you in our thoughts and prayers. If we can be of any help to you at all, at any time, please don't hesitate to call. With our sympathy and love -
The Matthews Family (Bruce, Dottie and Brendan)

Fred and Loraine Bergold
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013
Kayy became a friend when she worked in the old Acme store. We always tried to get in her line to check out. Later we knew her in the Country Thyme Garden club. Kay was always so kind and cheerful and had a nice little conversation to get caught up on what was going on in our gardens and lives. We treasure the times we spent with her. Our condolences to her whole family

Vernon and LaReda Tome
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
Our prayers are with the entire Family. Kay was always a glow of light when she was seen. Even in the worst of times her words were so comforting. A great and loyal friend to many and a neighbor one had to love.

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