Deborah Ellen Bailey
Born: 05/11/1953
Died: 01/03/2024
Location: Charleston, WV

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Deborah Ellen Bailey

Deborah Ellen Bailey, 70, passed away in the arms of her beloved husband January 3, 2024 after a short illness.

She was born May 11, 1953, to O. Keith Sr. and Nina Ballengee Angle and grew up in South Charleston. She was a graduate of South Charleston High School and a proud alumna of West Virginia State, completing her studies while working and raising a family.

After earning her degree in finance and economics, she spent the majority of her career as a financial advisor. She enjoyed serving her clients, helping them make sound decisions with their resources and plan for retirement.

She was a woman of quiet faith, tenacity and strength. She was a rock for her family.

She was a wonderful wife, life partner and true friend. She was a loving mother who also relished being a Grandmama.

Deborah enjoyed spending time with her family at their camp on the Greenbrier River near Alderson. She loved antiquing, DIY, and completing remodeling projects with her husband. Her green thumb was evident in beautiful flower beds she created both at her home in Charleston and at the camp.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Larry J. Angle, Sr. and sister-in-law, Dorothy J. “Dot” Angle.

Deborah is survived by her husband of 46 years, Stephen, her daughter, Julie Blackwood of Charleston, her son Nicholas and daughter-in-law Jennifer, of Natick, MA; grandchildren Evan, Ellen, and Elliott Blackwood, all of Charleston; brothers, O. Keith Angle, Jr. (Ruth) of Staunton, VA, Dale Angle (Linnette) of Columbia, MD, and Matthew Angle (Kay) of Hurricane; several nieces and nephews, and a multitude of cousins.

A celebration of Deborah’s life is being planned for later in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greenbrier River Watershed Association, P.O. Box 1419 Lewisburg, WV 24901, or online at The GRWA is continuing the work Deborah and others started as the Concerned Citizens of Alderson-Glen Ray in 1989-90. She was especially proud of what the Citizens group accomplished in their defeat of a proposed wood treatment plant, preserving the safety, quality, and beauty of the Greenbrier River for future generations.

Memories may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.


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