Leona Janice Whitehead, daughter of the late William Elic Bailey and Lula Johnson Bailey, was born at Morley on July 29, 1919 and departed this life in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Oct. 30, 2001, at the age of 82. She was united in marriage to Leroy Wendell Whitehead at Bernie, Mo. on Sept. 14, 1940. To this union six children were born. Mr. Whitehead preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1995. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Patricia Stanley and Carolyn Sue Whitehead; one son, Michael Whitehead; one grandson, Michael Ogelvie; her father, William Elic Bailey; her mother, Lula Bailey; five brothers, Herbert Bailey, Carl Bailey, Pete Bailey, Ives Bailey and Bill Bailey.
Mrs. Whitehead was a homemaker and was a member of the North End Baptist Church at Mt. Morris, Mich. She is survived by three children, Janet and husband, Louis Ogelvie of Bernie, Terry and wife, Joanne Whitehead of Linden, Mich. and Sandra Whitehead and Tom Farrell of Bullhead City, Ariz.; by a son-in-law, Gary Stanley of Mt. Morris, Mich.; by several grandchildren, Janet Lynn and Donnie Layton, Linda and Steve Fitzpatrick, all of Dexter, Tammy Ogelvie, Louis Ogelvie, Jr., both of Bernie, Keith Stanley, Karen and Jim Delorenzo, both of Swartz Creek, Mich. and Amanda Whitehead of Linden, Mich.; by several great-grandchildren, Courtney and Kasey Stanley, Felicia, Nikki and Cody Delorenzo, Tyler, Whitney and Michael Layton and Alex Fitzpatrick; by other family members, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Bob Allison of Mt. Morris, Mich., Shirley Whitehead, Dewayne and Janie Whitehead, both of Davison, Mich., Ed and Linda Whitehead of Millington, Mich., Jean Dorris of Dexter, Melva Bailey of Port Orange, Fla. and Evelyn Bailey of Sesser, Ill. Also by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation was held at the Rainey Funeral Home in Bernie on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Funeral services were conducted in the Rainey Chapel in Bernie on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Joe Ogelvie officiating. Interment followed in the Bernie Cemetery with Rainey Funeral Home of Bernie in charge of all arrangements. PAID