Bailey, Linda Clark

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Linda Clark Bailey, 77, of Bland, VA, went on to be with the Lord on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Princeton Community Hospital after a short illness. She was born June 9, 1944 in Bland, VA, the daughter of the late Bernard & Beatrice Clark.

To say she was a homemaker is an understatement. She was a giver of wisdom. A shoulder to cry on. An ear to listen. A fabulous cook. A prayer warrior. A surrogate mother. A teacher. A leader and founding member of the Wilderness Lighthouse Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. As one person said, many would not know Jesus like they do if not for her. She liked nothing more than to sit and drink a cup of coffee and talk about Jesus with you. She had a way of making everyone feel special and she never saw anyone as a lost cause.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard Meek & Beatrice Sarver Clark, her brothers, Ralph, Larry, Steve and Wayne Clark, her sister, Patsy Puryear and her sister-in-law, Frances Clark.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 57 years, Timothy Wade Bailey; her daughter & son-in-law, Sherry & Joe Lechaton; her sons & daughters-in-law, Darren & Cindy Bailey and Duane & Brenda Bailey; her grandsons, Austin & Summer Lechaton, Garrett Bailey and Nicholas Bailey; her granddaughters, Heather & Joseph Morin and Brianna Bailey; a special niece, Tammy Stowers; her brothers & sisters-in-law, Charles & Judy Clark, Jackie Clark, Ray & Barbara Clark, and Yancy Clark; her sisters & brother-in-law, Peggy & Jimmy DeHart, Shelia Clark, Charlene Reed and Barry Puryear; and several nieces, nephews and special friends and neighbors.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at the Wilderness Lighthouse Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Hollybrook, with her nephew, Kirk DeHart, officiating. Burial will follow in the Clark Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 A.M. until service time, 1:00 P.M. Due to recent increased activity of the Covid virus, those attending are asked to wear masks and to follow social distancing guidelines. This service will be live streamed on YouTube at, for those unable to attend.

The Bailey family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate,, (540) 921-2985.