Sherry Bailey


Mrs. Sherry Lynn Bailey, 70, born on July 3, 1953, at Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, S.C., passed away Sept. 21, 2023, in Exmore.

Preceded in death by her father, Francis “Allen” Bailey and sister, Teresa Bailey Gersick, she is survived by husband, Keith Martin Cummings; son, Ren Sebastian Barnes; mother, Ida Lou Deese Bailey; aunt, Norma Faulkner; sister, Beverly Bailey Stetar; and brother-in-law, Edward Stetar. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Karen Leck and Lisa Tomak; and brother-in-law, John Cummings; nieces and nephews, Marissa Gersick Winker, Karen Stetar, Stephen Stetar, and Kendall Gersick Holleran; as well as great-nieces and great-nephews.

She received her bachelor’s degree in creative writing and fine art and master’s degree in creative writing from Florida State University. Sherry also attended New York University Film School studying film production.

She was a passionate student of film, literature, and art and held positions in those areas during her life. Sherry worked for many years in New York City in the corporate world, where she loved going to the theater and dining at fancy restaurants. She was also an accomplished teacher at both the high school and undergraduate levels. Sherry was a beloved and faithful friend to all she knew throughout her life.

Interment will be held privately in Johnstown, Pa.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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