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Mary Catherine “Kitty” Bailey, 94 of Dimmitt, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 in Dimmitt. Kitty’s Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Dimmitt, Texas with Dr. Kris Knippa officiating. Burial will follow in Castro Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the care of Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Kitty was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Yukon, Oklahoma to Edgar Allen and Lou Ada (Jarvis) Moize. Kitty came to know Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior as a young girl. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Dimmitt, Texas. She married James “Jim” Bailey on September 2, 1945 in Rotan, Texas. In 1956, they moved to Abilene, Texas and on to Levelland, Texas in 1957. In 1958, they moved to Friona, Texas where Kitty babysat and worked in the school cafeteria. In 1978 they moved to Rio Vista, Texas. She retired from the school cafeteria in 1991, and she and Jim moved to Dimmitt, Texas, in 2000.

Kitty is survived by her daughter, Cathy Jackson; husband, Cary of Dimmitt, Texas; three sons, John Woodson of Dimmitt, Texas; Fred Bailey and wife Beverly, of Friona; and Willie Bailey and wife Sally, of Kemp; two brothers, James Moize and wife Ann of Whitehouse, Texas, and Earl Moize and wife Waunell of Midland, Texas; one sister, Irene Mullins of Hereford, Texas; 20 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and 44 great-great-grandchildren.

Kitty is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, and one great-grandson, and one daughter-in-law.

Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church Dim-mitt, 1201 Western Circle Drive, Dimmitt, TX 79027 or to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607

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