Mrs. Melita Bailey Greenlee

  • Born: February 12, 1940
  • Died: September 16, 2021
  • Location: Murray, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

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Mrs. Melita Bailey Greenlee, age 81, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky.

Mrs. Greenlee was born on February 12, 1940, in Murray, Kentucky to the late Arthur Lee Bailey and Grace Holman Bailey. Mrs. Greenlee graduated from Boone High School in Orlando, Florida in 1957, and later attended Murray State University where she received her Bachelor's and Master's degree. She taught in the Jefferson County School system in Louisville, Kentucky until her retirement in 1994. Mrs. Greenlee was a member of the Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred Greenlee.

Survivors include one brother, Arthur Bailey, Sr. and wife Anna of New Concord, Kentucky; two nephews, Arthur Bailey, Jr. and wife Heather of Murray, Kentucky and Chris Bailey and wife Kerry of Owensboro, Kentucky; as well as six great nieces and nephews, Mallary Bailey, Emily Bailey, Evan Bailey, Andrew Bailey, Lucas Bailey, and Jay Bailey.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the Murray City Cemetery with John Dale officiating. There will be no public visitation held.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.

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Art, Anna and the Bailey family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of sorrow.

Posted by Carolyn & Clyde Tidwell - Murray, KY - Family Friend   September 20, 2021

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