Martha Jean Bailey, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at her

residence. She was a 1953 graduate of Howard High School, received her Bachelor’s of Science

degree from UTC, and her Master’s degree from Trevecca Nazarene College. She was an

educator in the Chattanooga City Schools.

Martha was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of The Apostolic Faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Warren Fredricks; and

mother, Icie (Luscious) Pickens.

Survivors include her sons, Travis L. Reed and Willie Oliver

Bailey, Jr.; daughters, Vicki R. Moore and Virgil A. (John) Bowens, all of Chattanooga; 11

grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Rena Mae Pickens of Indianapolis, IN; several other relatives and friends.

Martha will lie-in-state today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in Lakewood

Memory Gardens.