Bailey Michelle Dunford – Southwest Times
Bailey Michelle Dunford was born on November 19, 1991 and obtained her Heavenly Wings on October 23, 2021. Bailey was a fighter from her first breath to her last breath. Her tiny body endured a lot during her 29th birthday, but she never complained. She has lived her life believing, “Maybe I won’t do it like everyone else, and it may take longer, but in the end I’ll get there and that’s all that matters.” She has been a witness and an inspiration to many.
Bailey is survived by loving parents Sunni Vaughan Dunford and Paul Dunford, both of Pulaski. She leaves behind her beloved younger brother, Caleb Dunford whom she loved to watch closely and serve as her second mom. Bailey also leaves her siblings, Ashley Scott and Steven Dunford, to remember her.
His grandparents Sonny and Wanda Vaughan of Pulaski and Pete and Faye Dunford of Fort. Chiswell also survives him. Bailey was fortunate to have many special uncles, aunts and cousins to remember her love and zest for life and the Lord forever. She especially loved watching her young cousins, Ben and Grayson, grow into the good young men they are. They are the sons of his aunt Lee and his uncle Tim Surratt of Lynchburg.
Bailey graduated from Pulaski County High School in 2010 and went on to earn several degrees from New River Community College. The Lord blessed Bailey with many great talents, but his ability to sing and his love of music and cooking were some of his greatest treasures. Bailey was an encyclopedia of music and enjoyed all kinds of music, including old school country, gospel, contemporary Christian, rock, and pop.
In 2019, Bailey moved to Ohio to be closer to his friends and pursue his dream of becoming independent. Bailey loved living in Columbus and the many adventures she had there.
Bailey loved the Lord and never asked “Why me?” Bailey was an example of strength, persistence and unwavering faith. She has always been positive and has never met a stranger. When she loved, she loved fiercely and went out of her way to help others. In his final days, we discussed how his life will influence others and provide knowledge that will make the world a better place.
The family would like to thank the staff at Riverside Methodist Hospital for their care in their last days. Special thanks to her nurse, Bekha, for being her advocate and providing so much comfort.
An evening visitation will be held at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Celebration of Life service starting at 7 p.m.
A private funeral service will be held on Friday October 29, 2021. The final resting place will be Thornspring Cemetery. The family will meet at 1050 Morehead Lane, Pulaski.
Flowers are appreciated, but if desired, we suggest memorials be made in her honor at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, SC.
To sign Bailey’s online guestbook, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com
Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski takes care of the arrangements for the family.