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Ellen Lee Dodson Bailey

March 11, 1934 October 31, 2021
Ellen Lee Dodson Bailey
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Obituary for Ellen Lee Dodson Bailey

Funeral services for Ellen Lee Dodson Bailey will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Leesville, with Bro. Craig Forque officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at 2:00 PM until time of service at First Baptist Church of Leesville.
Ellen Lee Dodson Bailey was born March 11, 1934, to Lester and Virginia Duren in Fayette, MO. She passed away on October 31, 2021, in Leesville, LA at the age of 87. She married Richard B Dodson, Jr. on December 14, 1951, when he returned home from the Korean Conflict. She graduated from Glasgow High School in Glasgow, MO in 1952, as a married woman. She had only been out of the state of MO one time when she took her two small children and flew to Germany to be with her husband.
Being a military wife, she lived in many different states. She went to Germany twice and a saw a lot of different countries while stationed there. Her husband was transferred to Louisiana in 1966 and he retired here. She began to work at Fort Polk on June 30, 1966. She worked there for 28 years as a supply clerk and accounting technician. She took Accounting I and Accounting II at Lamar Salter Technical College. She retired from Fort Polk on June 30, 1994.
After she retired, she did some substitute teaching. She decided that was not her cup of tea so she quit doing that. Church was always very important to her. She taught the little children Sunday school class and vacation bible school for several years. She tutored English as a second language at Helping Hands store front ministry. She was vice president of the MADD (mothers against drunk driving) chapter when it was in Vernon Parish. She was a member of the Senior Circle and volunteered at Byrd Regional Hospital. She worked as a direct service worker for people with special needs. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Leesville.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father, husband of 36 years, Richard B Dodson, Jr., sister, Dorothy Lusby, daughter and son in law, Linda Lee Dodson Solis and Juan Solis, and son Gary Dean Dodson.
She is survived by her two granddaughters, Karla L. Hennigan and husband Bruce of New Llano, LA, and Virginia Ellen Dodson Simmons of Alexandria, LA
grandson, Adam Richard Solis of Hondo, TX
great grandsons, Ethan Andrew Hennigan of North Carolina, Keith Divon Simmons III of Leesville, and KeVaughn Simmons of Leesville, LA
great granddaughter, Raelee Dodson Welch of Africa.
Pall bearers are Rodney Blackwell, Kenny Wells, David Wells, Tonya Wells, Mike Corley, Tim Tuck, Charles Bealer, and Mark Skinner.
Honorary pall bearers are Bruce Hennigan, Keith Simmons, Jr., and Robbie Northcutt.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

7

Nov

2:00 PM 11/7/2021 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 11/7/2021 3:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Leesville

1400 Nolan Trace
Leesville, LA 71446

First Baptist Church of Leesville
1400 Nolan Trace Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Funeral

Sunday

7

Nov

3:00 PM 11/7/2021 3:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Leesville

1400 Nolan Trace
Leesville, LA 71446

First Baptist Church of Leesville
1400 Nolan Trace Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Forest Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

400 S. 6th St.
Leesville, LA 71446

400 S. 6th St. Leesville 71446 LA
United States
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