In Loving

Shelley Haag Freedman Bailey

Nov 07, 1951Nov 08, 2018



Affinity Funeral Service Chapel


Wed, November 14, 2018


2 : 00 PM – 4 : 00 PM

Funeral Service


Reveille United Methodist Church


Thu, November 15, 2018


2 : 00 PM – 12 : 00 AM

Obituary message

Shelley Haag Freedman Bailey, 67, of Henrico, died on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Shelley was a 1969 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, 1971 graduate of Peace College in Raleigh, N.C.; and a 1973 graduate of Longwood University where she majored in elementary education and was a member of Tri-Sigma sorority. Shelley retired in 2012 after 38 years of teaching, primarily math and science. For her last 10 years she was a talented and gifted SPACE teacher with Richmond Public Schools and was selected to attend the Yale National Initiative. Shelley devoted her life to her family. She enjoyed the beach, sipping wine, reading, traveling, family ancestry, being a grandmother, dancing, playing pickle ball and viewing softball games with her husband. Shelley will be remembered for her generosity, fun-loving spirit, creativity and beautiful smile. Survivors include her loving husband, Chip Bailey; children, Matthew Freedman, Andrew Freedman (Aneesa) and Jackie Thomas (John); grandchildren, Henry, Anabell, Monty and Zane; stepchildren, Jaclyn Ruelle (Stephen), Chris Bailey and Andrew Bailey; brother, Douglas Haag (Ellen); sister, Sandra Whitley; nieces, Kim Buerkley, Andrea Ferguson and Lee Whitley; brothers-in-law, John Bailey (Anita) and Rob Bailey (Marlene); sisters-in-law, Mary Carroll Flynn and Jeanne Barney; and her friends who were like family, Brendan Workman and Sue Anne Berkle. She was predeceased by her parents, Jennie Lee and Wilhelm Haag; and brother, Nikolas Haag; The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, at Affinity Funeral Service 2720 Enterprise Pkwy. Richmond, VA 23294. A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, at Reveille United Methodist Church 4200 Cary Street Rd. Richmond VA 23221. Interment will be private. A special thank you to nurses, Denise, Molly and Hannah at Virginia Cancer Institute for their loving care of those who suffer from pancreatic cancer. Online guest book available at