Lois W. Bailey Ridley was born in Dawson County on October 22, 1931. She passed away on Tuesday October 8, 2019.
Lois was a very active member of the Liberty Baptist Church and a faithful and loyal friend to many in our community. She provided and maintained the Liberty Baptist Church sign for 18 years. She was a very devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed gospel music, sang in the church choir for 20 years, fed and attracted man species of birds to her yard, and loved to grow plants and flowers. Lois helped many neighbors during their illnesses and carried entire meals for their family as she truly loved her neighbors and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Nora Clark Whelchel, five brothers and two sisters.
Lois is survived by her husband of 36 years, Harlen Ridley, Dawsonville; daughter, Vicky B. Milum, Dawsonville; son, Ricky Bailey, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Andy and Melissa Bailey, Cumming, Eric and Staci Bailey, Buford, Chad Milum, Dawsonville; great grandchildren, Jaelyn Celeste Milum, Destin Shaw Milum, Eli Bailey, Cora Bailey, Leah Bailey, Lola Bailey; brothers, Howard Whelchel, Gainesville, Charles Whelchel, Gainesville; sister, Nora Mae Dodd, Gainesvillle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday October 10, 2019 at 2 o’clock at Liberty Baptist Church. Rev. Stephen Davis, Rev. Ruel Martin, Rev. Tim Biddy, and Rev. Dennis Bottoms will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 until 8 at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.