Alice Bailey

Alice Bailey

FORT MILL, S.C. – Alice May Bailey, 66, a longtime resident of Rantoul, died peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones on Thursday (Feb. 21, 2013) after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1946, Alice was a devout Christian who loved her church and her God. Dedicated service at each church she attended was a core part of her life, and she served in various ministries including teaching children and providing child care in the nurseries, community outreach efforts and leading Bible study groups.

Nothing brought her greater joy than spending quality time with her children and grandchildren, and she was a devoted and doting maternal presence to all.

Alice was a military wife who enjoyed a 30-year career with civil service that included assignments in eight U.S. cities and a tour of duty in Spain.

She is survived by a brother and a sister; her three children, Michael, Mark and Marie Bailey, all graduates of Rantoul Township High School; and six grandchildren who loved her dearly.

Friends are invited to meet directly at Carolinas Cornerstone Church, 1790 Gardendale Road, Fort Mill, S.C., at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, for a memorial service commemorating her uplifting life.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Carolinas Cornerstone Church, P.O. Box 938, Fort Mill, SC 29716.

Palmetto Funeral Home in Fort Mill, S.C., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences to the family may be made at