Donna Jean Bailey


Donna Jean Bailey, 51, of Orange, Texas passed away Sunday, September 30, 2017.

Donna was born March 1, 1966 in Springfield, IL, to Howard William Davis and Barbara Jean Blankenship Davis.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Davis; beloved Aunt Sue; mother-in-law, Irma Bailey; and brother-in-law, Tom Bailey.

Donna leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Roy Bailey; daughter, Trista Jones and husband, Jake; two sons, Tanner Ward and fiancee, Alex Schroeder, and Austin Bailey; her mother, Barb Davis; three sisters, Terri Bisby and husband, Ron, Debbie Casson and husband, Bruno, and JoAnn Davis and husband, Russ; brother, Ricky Davis and wife, Janice; three grandchildren, Gracie, Leonard and Gus; father-in-law, Alvie “Pops” Bailey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a very special “Thank You” to the team of nurses and support staff of Providence Hospice, as well as Dr. Michael Jahrmarkt for their out-pour of compassion and support through this very difficult time.

The family requests that memorials be directed to MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Leukemia Research fund. Donations can be made online at, or mailed to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210.

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900
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  1. That is beautiful my heart is so broken and prayers and love go out to you all. Gonna miss her so please let me know if anything I can do. Love you all Vickie

  2. I miss you so friend, my sister n law, my shopping buddy and Christmas will always be a special reminder of when we would bake cookies and candies for days!! Oh and lets not forget our many days watching the Hallmark Channel the 1st day all the new Hallmark Christmas movies came out… Or over the past 3 years all our time we spent at Md Anderson fighting the good fight…and still finding time to explore the hospital and its many gift shops especially the one that sold children’s art all done by pediatric cancer patients. I will always and forever remember our good times… And all the laughs we had!! POPCORN!!
    Janice Marie Davis

  3. Patty Byrd Hilburn

    Sending my love to all of the family.

  4. Charlotte slone

    Donna what a fighter…
    What a lover…
    What a mother…
    What a daughter….
    What a aunt….
    What a grandma…
    What a friend…..Now an amazing and miss you

  5. I misssss youuuu soooooo much Sis, I love ❤️ you sooooo much, until we see each other again, give dad and all family and friends loves.

  6. Farrell Ambuehl

    Prayers for the whole family, so very sorry. I remember when she was born, such a pretty little girl.

  7. Kim Ricker-Upchurch

    Donna was a wonderful friend. She was the first close friend I had when I moved to Springfield at 10 years old. We were best friends and I cherish those memories. We lost track of each other over the years but I was fortunate to reconnect with her a few years ago. It was like time hadn’t changed and we picked up where we left off. I wish I could have spent more time with her as adults. I will miss her greatly! I will miss her beautiful smile and wonderful personality. My condolences to Donna’s family.

  8. Vickie Williams Ellison

    To All I am so sorry my Heart and Prayers are with you all.

  9. I cannot express enough sympathy to Donna’s family, especially her mom and siblings. I knew Donna and fam during childhood and remember her big laugh, her diving into our pool, her long curly hair. I can still see her face as she knocked on our door for Beth, my sister, to play. I’m amazed the family has remained so tight despite distance.
    Hugs to Barb and kids.
    Cabbage Patch friend. SPFLD
    Becky Cullers Klatt

  10. My thoughts and prayers go to Donna’s family.

  11. Loved her like a sister we were close like a family
    from my earliest memories she was always in my thoughts as she fought so hard everyday to live life to it’s ffullest and survive. My condolences to you and the rest of the family . I will choose to remember her loving smile.

  12. Williams Family

    Condolences to the Bailey family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

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