On Sunday afternoon, September 13, 2009, Rev. Blanche Elizabeth Jackson Bailey was called home. Blanche was the daughter of the late Lillie Jackson Dockins and George Brown. Blanche was born in Hicksburg Maryland on March 3, 1914. She attended St. Clair School for her early education. She was loyal crab picker at J.M. Clayton's Crab House. Blanche was devoted member of Bethel A. M. E. Church where she was a member of the #2 Stewardesses Board, Senior Choir, and ministerial staff until her health failed.\n \n On December 25, 1932, Blanche was united in marriage with Russell Layman Bailey known to everyone as "Pop Russell" who preceded her in death. Blanche and Russell were married for 56 years until Russell was called home. They shared a mural of interests especially the "singing and praying band" and their children.\n \n Blanche was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She leaves to cherish her beloved memory: three sons- Robert and Richard Bailey of Cambridge, Maryland, John Bailey of Boston, Massachusetts; one daughter- Omega Taylor of Lexington Park, Maryland, one devoted daughter-in- law- Gloria Bailey of Cambridge, five grandsons-Charles Bailey of St Louis Illinois, Frederick Bailey of Baltimore, Maryland, Harlem Bailey of Alabama and John Bailey, Jr. of Morrow, Georgia, Brian Campbell of Ashburn., Virginia, one granddaughter Lisa Bailey; a special friend Sally Walker-Bailey, and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother - Earnest Dockins, and eight sisters a�" Mary Jackson, Mabel Haywood, Esther Cornish, Myrtle Matthews, Floretta Williams, Beatrice Butler, and Nellie Wormly.\n \n Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2009 1pm at Bethel AME Church 623 Pine St Cambridge with a viewing two hours prior to the services. Interment in the church cemetery.