Linda Gay Bailey, 78, of Statesville, N.C., and formerly of Iaeger, W.Va., departed this life on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, surrounded by Family and friends at Atrium Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

She was born July 24, 1945, at Avondale, W.Va., to the late Theodore R Muncy and Goldie White Muncy. In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Rickrode, and a brother, Bobby Muncy.

Linda was a good-hearted Christian who loved spending time with her friends and family and working in her yard and flowers. Linda also enjoyed spending time with her dogs, Benji and Bojangles.

She is survived by her loving husband Tommy and her son, Bradley (Brandi) Goff; sons Edward (Jamie) Bailey, and David (Phinix) Bailey; special daughter, Brenda (Bill) Turnmier; grandsons, Mason Goff and Hunter Bailey; and granddaughter, Hope Bailey; special grandson, Zachary Turnmier; her sister, Wooline Lester; and nieces, Stephanie and Jill.

Linda was a dedicated teacher, having worked for the McDowell County Board of Education and the students of McDowell County for over 50 years. Linda held a master’s degree in education and spent her last working years in special education.

Her family invites her friends in North Carolina to join them in a celebration of her life at the Troutman Funeral Home from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Her committal service will take place on Sunday, February 18, 2024, in the mausoleum at Rose Lawn Cemetery, Princeton, W.Va., at 2 p.m. with the Rev Daniel Dean officiating. Members of Linda’s family and friends will carry her to her resting place.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.