Maggie Lee Baylis

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Maggie Lee Baylis, age 90. Was born May 7, 1930 in Monticello, Mississippi to Lovie Mae Magee and Robert Bridges.

She attended and graduated from Lawrence County School. She moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in 1952 where she resided until 2005. In 2005 she moved to Columbus, Ohio where she resided until she departed this world November 7, 2020 at the OSU Hospital.

Growing up in Monticello, she attended the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of a Quartet and served on the Junior Usher Board. She was a member of Beecher Congregational Church and later joined Christian Bible Fellowship Baptist Church both in New Orleans, LA. She served on the Usher Board at both churches. It was during this she started bible class in her home. She accepted salvation at an early age and in 1990 she received the holy ghost.

In 2007 she joined The Higher Ground AAA, where she was baptized in the name of Jesus. She remained a member and mother of the church until her death. She was delighted to have been shepherd by the honorable Dr. Bishop Sherman S. Watkins.

She was preceded in death by her husband’s Lee A. Baylis and James Harris, her mother; Lovie Mae Maggie, her father Robert Bridges, and her two-year old son; Gregory Baylis.

She leaves to mourn her passing nine children: Donald A. Bracknell, Berkshire, England; Cheryl (Otis) Sanders, Columbus, Oh; Irma Jean, New Orleans, La; Reginald (Rhonda), New Orleans, La; Jennifer, New Orleans, La; Janet, Columbus, Oh; James, Columbus, Oh; Charles, Columbus, Oh; Baryl, Columbus, Oh; twenty grand children: Gerald, Robert, Regina, Donnie, Gregory, Christopher, Nickie, Michael, Kizzy, Lashanna, Tonio, Tamika, Daniel, James, Mia, Jaron, Baryl, Brandy, Megan Aaron; twenty-six great grands: Victoria, Nicholas, Mariah, Zavier, Isaiah, Zemaja, Christopher, Ceyan, Robert, Kallie, Zoriah, Zianna, Xaviar, Chris, Tyler, Christian, Rashad, Joey, Helen, Sienna Rose, Dexter, Dante, Levii, Alacia, Rimia, Anthony; three great-great grands: Vanessa, Marlee and Violet May Elianna, Five granddaughter-in-laws, Mayra, LaShenna, Kim, Tawanka and Amy. Three grandson-in-laws, Alpha, James, Daniel. She leaves to mourn her passing a host of relatives and friends. Special cousin, Linda Faye; friends: Mrs. Charlene, Ms. Linnie Allen, Ms. Jackie Brown, Mrs. Priscilla, Ms. Octavia Jackson, Ezilla Sutton and Lonnie Pitt.
Maggie will be truly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.

PRIVATE Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, November 20, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.


Interment at Union Cemetery Association.

Online Obituary Donation in memory of Maggie Lee Baylis

Condolence Messages

  1. Our condolences to the family during this difficult time. While Big Ma was one of the kindest people on this planet, she is now gracing the heavens with her presence. May God comfort your hearts and keep you mindful of the blessing she was.

    Love – The Hurst Family & Nickie

  2. We are saddened to learn about your family loss.
    May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of sorrow. Thinking of you all.

  3. To the Baylis Family

    We send our deepest sympathy. Aunt Peggy was a kind and loving person. She will truly be missed. I pray that God provides you all with peace and comfort during this time.

    Love Always,
    Fay, Sabrina and family

  4. Once again I am so sorry for your loss. I loved her like she was my “Mom” in the short time I knew her and I knew she loved me too. I will greatly miss her.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
    Love, Debra Smith Williams

  6. Loving thoughts are with the Baylis family. May the family find comfort and peace by always holding love and those precious memories in your hearts.

    Essie Baylis-Bridges & family

  7. Sending my condolences to your entire family during this difficult time.
    Big Ma you’ll be missed DEEPLY but not forgotten.
    I’ll forever keep the wonderful memories I shared with you close to my heart.
    Love you Big Ma,

  8. So sorry for your loss she was a beautiful soul

  9. To the family my deepest and sincere condolences from me and my family. Big was the sweetest most loving person that i have ever met. A real livng angel in life with a heart to match. They don’t make them like her anymore. Amazing mother grandmother friend neighbor etc. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. And will be greatly missed. I love you Big Maw

  10. Thanks for kind words and Prayers.

  11. Baryl S. Baylis

    I am the Baby of the family and all she wanted
    Was for us to love each other. I love everyone
    of you. I had to tell ya’ll what she wanted.

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