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Obituary for Corina Jean Bailey (Norton)

Corina Jean Bailey “Nana”, 91, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2023.

Mrs. Bailey was born June 6, 1932 in Buncombe County to the late Chapel and Raye Norton.
Jean was a proud Air Force wife, never met a stranger, loved thrift-shops, the beach and spending time with her family. She was also an avid reader. She worked as a salesclerk at many department stores and for fifteen years at AAFES.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Bailey; brothers, Charles “Bud” Norton and Paul P. Norton and infant daughter.

Those left to cherish her memory is her son, Michael Berry; daughters, Linda Zellmer (Dale) and Donna Robinson (Allen); grandchildren, Terri Zellmer, Karen Schooley and Matthew Robinson; great grandchildren, Bailey Robinson and Aiden Molina; two sisters-in law and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 2:00pm in the chapel of the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Blankenship officiating.

She requested no flowers, instead, she would like for those to tip a waitress extra, help feed the hungry, donate or adopt a pet, be kind to others, and most of all, tell your family you love them every day. This would be the greatest honor you can do for our mother.