Amy L. Bailey Support Nutrition Fund
Amy L. Bailey’s early life was shaped by her grandparents, where she learned the value of working hard, caring for others, and walking by faith. Amy recognized the importance of education, and was a certified Dietician in the Bibb County School District. During her tenure as Lunchroom Manager at from Danforth Elementary School, she influenced the lives of many students. She was known by many because of her strong convictions and dedication to feeding children. This fund will support local food, feeding, nutrition, and culinary programs in her loving memory.
Amy Louise Norman Bailey completed her earthly journey peacefully during the early morning hours of Sunday, January 23, 2021. She was born to the late Essie Norman Williams in Haddock Georgia on January 27, 1931. Amy was the oldest of four siblings: Clarence Williams, Paul Williams, and Alma Hogan. Amy was preceded in death by her brothers Clarence and Paul.
Amy’s early life was shaped by her grandparents, the late Reverend Clem Conrad Norman and Alma Bedford Norman. Amy resided in their home for fourteen years, where she learned the value of working hard, caring for others, and walking by faith. In her youth, Amy joined Blountsville Chapel AME Church, which was founded by her grandfather, Reverend Norman. As an adult, Amy joined St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Macon, Georgia, where she worked in several church auxiliaries.
Amy’s education began in a one room schoolhouse located in Haddock Georgia under the direction of the church. Growing up in a rural area without the benefit of high school, Amy recognized the importance of an education, and she completed her GED as an adult. Amy was a certified Dietitian and worked in the Bibb County School District as a lunchroom Manager, retiring after thirty years of service.
During her tenure as Lunchroom Manager at from Danforth Elementary School, she influenced the lives of many students. She affectionately called them her children and will be recognized by many because of her strong convictions and dedication to feeding children. It was well-known that no one “especially children” went hungry at her school and that the meals were always delicious, as tradesmen were noted to often show up at her lunchroom door with deliveries during mealtime. She was honored for her accomplishments in 2000 when she was recognized in the inaugural Standing on Their Shoulders Award: A Celebration of the Wisdom of African American Women sponsored by the Episcopal Center for Racial Healing and Dr. Cathy Meeks.
Amy was joined in matrimony to the late Charlie Bailey for more than 50 years. To this union are four children: Marvin (Juanita) Bailey, Phyllis Bailey, Pamela Bailey and Wendy Bailey. To cherish her memory there are three grandchildren, Brandice Bailey, Phillip (Maria) Shields, and Maxwell Bailey. Amy is survived by children, grandchildren, and her sister, Alma Williams Hogan and a host of other relatives and friends.