Published: January 18, 2013
Bailey Anthony went to be with Jesus on Jan 14, 2013. Her memorial service will be held Jan 19th at 3 at the Erath County Cowboy Church, 4945 US Hwy. 67, Stephenville, Texas. We hope everyone can come celebrate her life with the family. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Bailey's memory to Joyce Meyer Ministries, Joni Eareckson Tada Ministries, or your LOCAL Humane Society.
Bailey was born October 7, 1986 to Jay & Jamie Anthony in Jal, New Mexico. She moved to Little Rock for college and then Stephenville to be closer to family. Bailey touched lives where ever she was. She had received a heart transplant in 2002 which gave her insight of the value of life that few possess. She wrote, "I realize how blessed my life has been and will never take it for granted. Thank you Jesus and thank you my precious donor's family for the gift of my beautiful life. Life is so precious and so short folks - please never forget to treasure it."
Among her many talents, Bailey was a gifted author. She described herself as a: "Book Lover, Christ Chaser, Animal Advocate, Health Food Junkie, Movie Nerd, Struggling Author, Fact Finder, Music Aficionado - Ever Changing, Growing and Learning...Lover of people - the lost, sick, poor, down and out and even you who read this ?. Believer that true love conquers all and no act of kindness no matter how random or small is ever wasted." To those who knew Bailey, she was all of this and so much more. Bailey was blessed with a contagious quick smile that would light up a room. She possessed the gifts of selflessness and quiet strength. Bailey loved all animals, but she was especially passionate about dogs. She was constantly accompanied by her beloved dog, Dabney. Friends and family were Bailey's top priority. She never failed to make sure people knew how much she treasured them.
John 13:34-35 I give you a new command: Love each other. You must love each other just as I loved you. All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other.
Bailey was a disciple of Jesus that left a legacy of love for people and animals. Survivors: parents, Jay & Jamie Anthony; sister, Katey Anthony and her beloved dog Dabney.