Virginia Harden Bailey

Virginia Harden Bailey went to be with her Lord on September 22, 2016. Virginia was known for her enthusiasm and passion for living a full life, especially when it came to her family, friends, fashionable attire, “inherited” Greek opinion, horses and AXO sorority.She was a 1970 graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and with her husband, became the first married couple to graduate together from Samford University’s Business Graduate School with MBA degrees. In her business career, Virginia was a successful stock broker with Merrill Lynch and J.C. Bradford & Co. before retiring in 1998. Active in her community, Virginia was a founding member and President of the Birmingham Heart Guild of the American Heart Association, Chairperson of the Little Rock, AR Heart Ball, and active withthe AXO National Foundation, Daughters of the American Revolutionand many other community organizations. Virginia was an avid equestrian, having ridden and shown American Saddlebreds in her youth and hunter-jumpers during her adult years alongside her daughter, who continues with the spirit and competitiveness instilled in her by her mother.  Her best days were with her family and horses at horse shows around the U.S. Virginia Bailey was born on November 5, 1947 in Birmingham, AL to Rufus Howard and Mary Colidis Harden.  She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Stan Bailey and daughter, Brittan Bailey Richardson and her husband, Blake Richardson, of Dallas, TX, and a life-time of fond memories with family and friends. The Bailey Family expresses its sincere appreciation to Dr Talene Yacoubian of UAB Neurology and Dr Gordon Kirschburg for their guidance and expertise, the staffs of Covenant Woods, Hope Hospice, the Lakeshore Foundation, and her caretakers Lindsey Reaid, Mary Woods, Bobbie Johnson, Tomeka Davis, and Casandra Mayes, who ensured that Virginia managed her health challenges and ultimate demise with dignity, grace and honor. An honorarium in Virginia’s name has been established at the University of Alabama Medical Center as The Virginia H. Bailey Memorial Fund for the Cure of PSP; c/o Dr. Talene Yacoubian, M.D., PhD; UAB Gift Records; 1720 Second Ave South; AB-1230; Birmingham, AL 35294-0112.  A memorial service to honor the life of Virginia Harden Bailey is scheduled for Monday, September 26, 2016 at 4 PM local time at the Yeilding Chapel of Birmingham-Southern College, where she met her husband 49 years ago.


  1. Linda on September 26, 2016 at 9:03 am

    My condolences for the loss of your Wife. I know how difficult it is to lose a mate.
    May the God of all comfort be with you at this time. 2 Cor 1:3,4.
    As God remembers our dead loved ones and brings them back to earth they will have the opportunity to enjoy life forever. Jo 5:28,29 and Ps 37:11,29.