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Obituary for Susan Linda Bailey

Susan Bailey, age 74 , died from cancer on Saturday, September 4, 2021 in Greenville, NC.

Susan is survived by her husband of 38 years, William Bailey, of Supply, NC. She is also survived by her daughter, Amie Zinn and spouse, David Zinn, as well as their son (Susan's grandson) Julius Zinn. Susan's daughter, Beatrice lives in Germany, and has 2 children, grandchildren for Susan.

Preceding Susan in death are her mother, Audrey Smith and father, Norman Smith. Susan's son, Kristofer Perlakowski also recently passed from cancer.

Susan was born in Liverpool, England. She lived in Italy and Germany before moving to the United States with her first husband and children, Kris and Amie. She lived in the suburbs of Chicago, and later moved to North Carolina to be closer to Bill's family. She worked in legal offices, real estate offices, and volunteered for a literacy group in Brunswick County, NC. She was a great cook, a gracious entertainer and hostess, and never met a dog she didn't love. She loved crossword puzzles and talking about celebrities. In her youth she spent a lot of time at her Aunt Margaret and Uncle Tony's home, which included a dog racing track and club, and horses. She made lifelong friends throughout her travels and different addresses that she was able to communicate with across the miles via social media.

Her illness was swift and her demise came too quickly. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her and called her friend, wife, and mother.

Please check Facebook for donation suggestions in lieu of flowers. A service will be held on Saturday. October 2, 2021 at Parker's Barbecue in Wilson, NC, from 2pm until 3 pm,