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Services Announced for Angie Bailey, Mother of Pastor Bill Bailey

Written by scoopsnews on August 10, 2019 – 6:51 am -


Angie N. Bailey, 86, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, August 8, 2019.  The family will host a visitation on Monday, August 12th from 6-8pm at the Happy Gospel Church, 1915 53rd Ave East, in Bradenton, FL.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 14th at 10am at Kimbrell & Stern Funeral Home, 1503 Dawson Road in Albany, GA; immediately followed by internment at Crown Hill Cemetery.


She is survived by two sons: Pastor Bill Bailey (and Sally), and Mike Trotter (and Mona); five grandchildren: Caleb Bailey (Lauren), Chelsea King (Jamar), Caitlyn Bailey, Michael Trotter (Alison), and Matthew Trotter (Aubrie); six great grandchildren: Rowan King, Jeremiah King, Cade Bailey, Lauren Trotter, Collins Trotter, Blake Trotter; and one step-daughter: Diane Banks and her daughter, Tonyia Veloso.


Angie was born on July 1, 1933 in Thompson, GA as the baby of the family.  She was the last surviving sibling of 5 children. She married Lee Roy Trotter and had one child, Mike.  Following her first husband’s death, she married William (Bill) Bailey in 1968. They were married for 27 years, and had one child, Bill Bailey (Jr.).  


Angie worked at the Gordon Hotel in downtown Albany, GA; Camelot Restaurant (Ramada Inn) in Asheville, NC; and had an in-home daycare in Bradenton, FL.  It was common for her to take in family members who were in a difficult stage of life, and she served as an emergency shelter for Manatee Children’s Services when their main home was full.  She loved Gospel Music and enjoyed attending her son’s concert promotions throughout the country.

After retiring in Albany, GA, she moved back to Bradenton, FL in her late 70’s.  Her church home was Happy Gospel Church, where she loved hearing her son sing and preach.  She spent the last five years of her life on dialysis, three times per week. Special thanks to Caitlyn Bailey, Sally Bailey, and Valary Woods as her primary caregivers.


Flowers will be received by Happy Gospel Church on Monday, August 12th from 9am-4pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to  


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Happy Gospel Church Robbed

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 30, 2016 – 4:13 pm -

Happy Gospel Church Robbed

Happy Gospel Church Robbed

We are aware that two or three area churches were vandalized at the end of last week. Today, Pastor Bill went by our church to find our back door wide open. Happy Gospel was hit overnight and most of our electronics were taken. They went thru the building, taking the valuables, and also ransacked all of our offices. These people are professionals, and knew what they were doing. We have lost a significant amount of equipment, but thankful that there was no damage done to the building (that we are aware of). They accessed the church thru a side window. MCSO is processing the scene now. TO ALL AREA PASTORS & CHURCH LEADERS IN MANATEE & SARASOTA COUNTIES, go check your church property immediately. As I said, these people are pros and know that most of our churches would not be open between Sunday morning service and Tuesday morning office hours. They have now hit 3-4 churches in the last few days. I just happened to go by the office this afternoon for a few things. Do not feel sorry for us. God will take care of us, and the equipment will be replaced. Feel sorry for the souls who did this. They obviously have no fear of God to rob His Church.

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