Bailey, Jean Riffey

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Jean Riffey Bailey, 91, of Christiansburg, passed away on Thursday, June 03, at English Meadows, Blacksburg. Jean was born October 20, 1929 in Bland Virginia to William Ernest and Grace Elkins Riffey.

She attended Bluefield Business College and upon graduation was employed at the Radford Arsenal retiring after 40 years. Jean was a devoted long time member of Faith Christian Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Bobby R. Bailey; brother, William E. Riffey, Jr.; sister in-law, Joyce J. Riffey of Dearborn, Mi; and nephews, Daniel W. Riggs of Pulaski, VA and Shaun E. Riffey of Narrows, VA. Survivors include her children, Donna B. Hudson of Rock Hill, SC, and Bobby R. (Randy) Bailey, II of Christiansburg; brother, L. John Riffey of Dearborn, MI; sister and brother-in law, Vivian and Raymond Riggs of Pulaski; sister-in-law, Joanne S. Riffey of Pulaski; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday June 6, 2:30 p.m. at Faith Christian Church, Christiansburg with Pastor David Rhudy officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Faith Christian Church in Christiansburg.