Violet Lee “Ann” Davis Bailey, 78, of Harmony, N.C., passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023, at Novant Health Presbyterian Charlotte.

She was born September 29, 1944, in Staunton, Va., to the late Roy Davis and Viola Connor Willis Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Davis.

Ann was the owner of a day care for children. She attended Morning Star Baptist Church in Cleveland, N.C. She loved to shop, especially at J.C. Penney. Ann had a compassion for making other people happy, and giving to others brought her great joy.

Ann is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Joseph “Joe” Bailey; daughter, Melissa Luffman (Keith); three grandsons, Brian Luffman (Kaitlin) and their children, Reagan, Cooper, and Rhett, Brandon Luffman (Rebecca) and their children, Emerson and Parker, and Bryson Luffman (Kayla); brother, James Davis; and her fur babies, Blaze, Baby, and Scooby.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, September 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. Services will be on Wednesday, September 20, at 11 a.m. at Morning Star Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald Young and Rev. Talmadge Hollar officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in Iredell Memorial Park in Statesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Morning Star Baptist Church, 175 Young Mountain Road, Cleveland, NC 27013, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Bailey family. Condolences may be sent to the family at