Dorothy Rita (White) Bailey - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Dorothy Rita (White) Bailey

August 30, 1957 - November 2, 2023

Dorothy Rita (White) Bailey, age 66, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 2, 2023.

Born in Wilmington DE, on August 30, 1957, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Virginia (Schuster) White. After graduating from James H. Groves High School, Dorothy was employed with WSFS. She then devoted her life to being a loving mother and wife when her son Edwin was born.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, and Mom-Mom who loved spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Dorothy enjoyed creating custom greeting cards, holiday ornaments, and photo collages for her family. She loved all animals big and small, enjoyed feeding wild birds, and spoiling her dog, Frankie. Dorothy will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her children, Susan and Thomas Holden. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Jim H. Bailey; children, Edwin Bailey (Rebecca) and Laurie Bailey (Joey); sister, Andrea Moore, who was like a mother to her; step-sister, Frances Mclean; 7 beautiful grandchildren; and many dear friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 2 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice.


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10 Condolences for Dorothy Rita (White) Bailey

  • I will miss walking Chicky with Frankie and chatting about life with you! You will be missed tremendously!!

  • My heartfelt sympathy

  • So very sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  • Dorothy , It’s a shame that our two families were not able to be closer when we were younger so that we could have spent more time together as it was we were summer cousins Evelynne ( Lynne) my sister and your sister Andrea ( Ann) and myself Terry aka Super chicken of course you Dorothy who was named after my mother . Our mothers seemed to-gather only at weddings funerals and other occasions as such . I’m very sad to hear that you’ve gone home you will be missed but you’ll always be in the best of . Much Love Cous , save me a seat. SuperChicken aka Terry .

  • Jim,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. I’m so very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.

    Stephanie Glover
    Spring Arbor

  • Rich and I were very saddened to hear of Dorothy’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing Dorothy, Jim, and Frankie when passing our house on a beautiful evening. May she rest in peace.

    Joan and Rich Carter

  • So very sorry to hear about Dorothy’s passing. Hugs to you Jim and your family.

  • Our thoughts are with you on the loss of your wife Dorothy.

  • To Jim and family ,
    Our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult times .
    Clem and Barbara

  • JIM, AND FAMILY, MY condolences to you and rest of family, I was so sorry to hear of the passing if Dorothy, we loved talking to each other about family and grandkids thar we loved sooo much, was this a sudden passing or was Dororthy sick for awhile, just wanted you know she will greatly missed by us. Love and prayers for you and family