Julia Imogene Bailey, 78, of Orange, passed away on Oct. 19, in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Tommy Anthony, of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Born in Delia, on Oct. 9, 1937, she was the daughter of Virgil Matthews and Lola (Dowdle) Matthews. Imogene was a member of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Orange. She enjoyed talking to friends over the phone and gardening. Imogene loved to cook, especially pear cakes. She was a very loving and caring person and had many friends at church and in the community.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Bobby Bailey and her brothers, Charles Matthews and Winston Matthews.

She is survived by her loving husband, Don Bailey; children, Cindy Helm and husband Roy, of Orange, Wendell Bailey and wife Rose Mary, of Beaumont and Gary Bailey, of Carrolton; grandchildren, Kayla Bartholamew and husband Russell, Amber Helm, Camrie Helm, Kevin Bailey and wife Crystal and Ashley Bailey; great-grandchildren, Jaxson and Mason Bartholamew, and Kaydence and Kenley Bailey; sisters-in-law, Rosie Matthews, of Waco, and Jimmie Sue Matthews-Holland and husband John, of College Station, along with numerous nieces and nephews.