“A life well remembered and to everything on earth there is a time to every purpose.”
Christine Eulater Bailey-Colvin affectionately known as “Chris” was the second child of a family of six siblings born to the marriage of Deacon Crawford Bailey and Sister Carrie Roulhac-Bailey on May 26, 1935, in Jacob City, Florida.
Cradled in the arms of the Almighty God who makes no mistake, she transitioned from earth’s labor to her eternal reward on Thursday, May 27, 2022, at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Panama City, Florida surrounded by her family. Christine received her Christian training from St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church in Jacob City, Florida; New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Port St. Joe; and at Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church in Port St. Joe, Florida.
Christine attended and graduated from Washington High/Elementary School through the Gulf County School System. Though she encountered many obstacles as a single parent she was determined to fulfill her goals within the nursing field, so she furthered her education by completing and earning a nursing assistance certificate and a LPN certificate. Her kindhearted, generous, and caring spirit to all people can be attributed to her career achievement from domestic worker to healthcare worker.
Throughout her career she met no strangers and was loved by everyone she came into contact with because of her genuine love of people. She loved the Lord; faithfully attended church until her health failed; served on many committees within the church and within the community; loved her children; her entire family; and her friends.
Her life journey as a community participant can be paralleled to the Good Samaritan. She was one of the founding members and a strong supporter of the establishment of The Gulf Association for Retarded Citizen (GARC), under the leadership of Chester and Maxine Gant. She once served as a member of the Twight Light Club; Concern Christian Society; and remained a life-long
member of the NAACP.
She is preceded in death by her special daughter, Eloise; her father, Daddy Crawford; her mother, Carrie; sisters: Carrie Bell, Lula Lee, Betty Jean, and brother Eugene.
Mrs. Colvin was influenced by her family to be a loving and caring woman, always giving her time to others, and she incorporated that into her motherhood.
She will be greatly missed by her family and especially her five daughters: Janice Phillips, Athalene Bailey, LaSheryl Bailey of Panama City, Florida, Amy Rogers and Cathalene Bailey of Port St Joe, Florida; two sons: Leonard (Karen) Bailey and Eugene (Maria Fe) Bailey of Panama City; two sisters: Colorado Jones and Evelyn Underwood of Port St Joe Florida; twenty- one grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; a goddaughter: Sylvia Weatherspoon; close friend: Doris Lane; and special friends: Mrs. Essie B. Hall and Beanie Russ.