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Destiny Maria Bailey

June 18, 1971 — August 17, 2021

Few have had more passion for life than Destiny Maria Bailey. Born June 18, 1971 to Jack and Donna Bailey. She remained a devoted daughter throughout her life. She succumbed to cancer and unsurmountable circumstances on August 17, 2021. Dusty, as she was known to her closest circle, attended school in Lansing and Potterville, Michigan where she dabbled in Voc. Tech classes, culinary and computer courses and marching band. No matter where she traveled she gathered friends. She could find herself anywhere and still be at home. In spite of an astounding number of self-declared “family” she remained closest through her life to her mother and father. She was never far from them. To be brought into their life was considered the greatest honor she could bestow upon someone. She took comfort that these same “bonus kids” would look out for them when she was long gone. She is survived by her father and mother, Jack and Donna Bailey; uncle, Gary Todd and Rick Bailey; aunts, Brenda Starkey, Sandra Wiles, Trisha Todd; cousins, Sherry, Mark, Joe, Tracy, Kevin, Tony Velasquez, Teresa Blake, Brandon Munn, Monica Turner, Debra Winright, and Chris Ritter. She will be missed by her childhood friends; Ryan, Rachel and Robin Rice (whom she considered her siblings) Jennifer Ritter, Bryan Bredwell, Mistie Lamb, Chad Mosier, Betsy Rackliffe, Stephanie Hazel, Danny and Martin Culver, Angie Potter. Her nieces; Trinity Rice, Suzanne Hafner; great-niece, Emery Hefner; nephews, Nikki Rice, Ayden Rice, Donovon Rice, and Landon Rice. Along with godchildren, Erin Ritter, and Evan Ritter who also feel the loss of her loving presence taken from them too soon. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandmother, Arvilla Bailey and grandparents, Carlos and Mavis Todd; uncles, Terry Starkey and Peter Wiles. Never has a soul ever modeled such joy, loyalty, and unconditional love to so many. Though she leaves behind tears and broken hearts, those who loved her take comfort in her memory, her spirit and her freedom. Her last coherent words were that she felt trapped by people and sickness. Thank God Almighty, she is free at last. She now rests in the loving arms of Jesus Christ. No services are scheduled at this time.

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