On February 22, 2021 the Lord called Home Gloria Zenobia Bailey, a beloved wife, mother and friend. Gloria was born in Soperton, Georgia on May 22, 1938 to the late Lula Bell (Gilmore) and John Evans. \r\n\r\nShe graduated from Fort Valley State College and earned her master's from Columbia Teacher's College. After graduation, she moved to New York where she met her husband Emory T Bailey. She became a teacher for New York City Public Schools and retired after 30 years of service. \r\n\r\nOnce retired, Emory and Gloria moved to Frederick, Maryland to be closer to their three daughters. She found joy in retirement as a member of First Missionary Baptist Church. She also volunteered as a member of the Red Hat Society and the Black Professional Women's Organization. In addition to her volunteer work, Gloria enjoyed being creative. She enjoyed painting, gardening, and quilting. She made beautiful quilts which she gave as gifts and donated for fundraisers.\r\n\r\nGloria leaves behind to cherish her memories, her husband, Emory T Bailey; three daughters Anita Bailey- Sinkler, Adele Bailey and Dr. Thomasina Bailey; son-in-law, Robert Sinkler; an aunt, Eloise Gilmore and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert L Smith and John P Evans.