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Obituary for Sarah Bailey Baucom

Sarah Mae Bailey Baucom, 82, of Rockingham, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2023 at PruittHealth, Rockingham.

She was born September 2, 1941, daughter of the late Vance Bailey and Pauline Marsh Bailey.

Sarah was a homemaker and was a simple lady. She loved sitting at her kitchen table, loved fried chicken, and welcoming family. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will be missed.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford Lewis Baucom, Sr.; son, Wilford Lewis Baucom, Jr.; brother, Zeb Bailey; and sister, Louise Vuncannon.

Sarah is survived by her children, Barbara Ann Johnson (Ernest) and Michelle Lee Baucom (David Covington), Andy Baucom, Sr. (Tina), all of Rockingham, and Melissa Ann Dexter of Port Richie, Florida; grandchildren, Albert Lee Bingham, Jr. (Meagan), Michael Lynn Bingham (Jennifer), Justin Allen Bingham (Kellie), William Jordan Idol, Mariah Paige Idol-Everett (Javarre), Mickey Dexter (Vanessa), Mitchell Dexter, Kandi Renee McDonald (James), Johanna Grace Baucom, Andy Nathan Baucom, Jr. (Tabitha), Hannah Blair Baucom (Alex), Britany Nicole Baucom (Kelly), and Abby Black; fifteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 2:00pm at Northam Cemetery, Rockingham, with Pastor June Grant and Pastor Jonathan Osborne officiating. Burial will follow the service.

At other times, the family will receive friends at her daughter’s home, 120 Colonial Drive, Rockingham.