Gladys Tripp Bailey

Published 7:46 pm Friday, September 25, 2020

Gladys Tripp Bailey, 88, of Newport, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at Carteret Health Care.

Her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, September 28, 2020, at Soundview Original Free Will Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Robert Langley. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park. Friends are welcome to attend the service. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to view the webcasting of the service through her obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Additionally, there will be a limit to the number of people in the building at one time, as well; those who attend will be asked to bring and wear a protective mask. Help us honor the family while practicing safe measures. Friends are also encouraged to leave words of comfort to the family through the website.

Gladys was born on May 16, 1932, in Beaufort County, to the late Joseph and Pentrowlia Tripp. She was raised in Washington, and in 1952 she met and married the love of her life, Elbert Lee Bailey. Elbert was in the United States Marine Corps, and Gladys was a faithful, supportive military wife as they moved all around the country. They were happy to finally settle in North Carolina and raise their family in 1966. Gladys loved the Lord and was a longtime member of Soundview Original Free Will Baptist Church, where she cherished her church family.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Bailey Hurst and husband Cecil, of Bogue; son, Barry L. Baily and wife Vicky, of Newport; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Lee Bailey; son, Thomas Edward Bailey; sister, Nancy Salmon; and brother, Joseph Tripp Jr.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at Soundview Original Free Will Baptist Church. The same safety guidelines will apply.

Flowers are welcome, or memorials can be sent to Soundview Original Free Will Baptist Church at 200 Williams Ridge Road, Newport NC 28557.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City.