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Genevieve Salley (Maxwell) Bailey

February 13, 2022

Obituary

Genevieve Salley (Maxwell) Bailey departed this life on February 13, 2022. She was born in Trenton, NJ on February 9, 1942. She was the daughter of the late Mildred V. Wilson Salley and James Grant Salley Sr. sister to the late James (Sonny) Grant Salley Jr. Genevieve was educated in Trenton Public School system. She attended West Virginia State College and Mercer County Community College. She married the late James C. Maxwell Sr. and from that union one child was born, James C. Maxwell Jr. Genevieve worked for the State of New Jersey, Division of Motor Vehicles for 31 ½ years, where she took an early retirement in 1993.

Genevieve found the man of her dreams Donald H. Bailey and in 1995 she and Don Married. Gen and Don were inseparable companions, friends, and help-mates. Traveling was their favorite pastime. Genevieve lost her beloved Donald suddenly on November 4, 2008. Genevieve filled her life with service to her family and church. She was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church for many years, where she served on the Trustee Ministry, The Usher Board, and The Pastor Parish Staff Ministry. In 2009 Genevieve joined the First Baptist Church of Langhorne where the sweet spirit of Jesus Christ lives. During her time at First Baptist “Sister Bailey or Gen”, as she was lovingly known in the church, revived and reorganized the Usher Ministry both professionally and relationally.  She was a true contributor to her church community.  Genevieve also took great pleasure in raising her German Shepherd dogs – Jet then Buster. In May 2009 she added two additional shepherds, Molly & Polly. Molly and Polly were well behaved girls. In 2020, she adopted another shepherd, Dolly. At one point Genevieve had 3 of her shepherds at once. You could always see her walking her big shepherds throughout the community.

One of her greatest joys was spending time with all the grandchildren. She would often remind them what Pop-pop had taught them about life. Gen had a heart of gold and would help anyone if she could.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories; her son, James C. Maxwell Jr.; four step-children, Vianne Cox (Ray), Dr. Cheryl R. Bailey (Warren C. Pyles III), Kevin D. Bailey (Gail), Kim Dallas (Kight); Eight grandchildren, Amanda M. Sierra (Kenneth), Jenna N. Maxwell, Warren Pyles IV, Brandon Reid, Monica J. Pyles, Kevin D. Bailey, Jr. , Donte Dallas, Jasmine Dallas; One great-grandchild, Nora Elizabeth Sierra and a host of relatives and friends she loved dearly.

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February 25, 2022

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Friday
February 25, 2022

12:00 PM
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1310 Prospect St.
Ewing Township, NJ 08638

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