Linda Webb Gober Bailey, of Hoover, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 31, 2018, at the age of 72, after a lengthy battle with vascular disease. Born on December 21, 1945, to parents James "Jay" and Mary Katherine "Kat" Gober, Linda grew up in Fairfield, Alabama, where she was an active member of Fairfield First Methodist Church. After graduating from Fairfield High School in 1964, Linda pursued her passion for cosmetology and graduated from Trophy Beauty School, and commenced her career in the beauty industry at Kessler's. She married Billy "Bill" James Bailey in 1966 and gave birth to the love of her life, Andrea Lyn, in 1968. After divorcing in the early 1980's, Linda started the second and best chapter of her life when she began working as a sales representative for Gulf States Beauty Supply Company. Calling on salons and sharing her expertise and love for the industry, Linda was a top salesperson and was frequently recognized not just by her company, but also nationally by leading manufacturers, such as Wella, L'Oreal, and Rusk. Her successful career allowed Linda to travel broadly with favorite trips to London, Paris and Vienna. While she loved her work and her clients, nothing could surpass her love for her family and her friends. A fabulous cook, Linda adored celebrating holidays with her parents, daughter and extended family and later with her son-in-law. She had an amazing zest for life, was always the life of any party, and was so very proud of her daughter. But most importantly, Linda had a deep and abiding faith that provided her great comfort, especially in the last few years of her life. Linda was an active member of Bluff Park United Methodist Church where she participated in the food pantry ministry and Compassion Circle. Linda will always be missed but her family and friends are comforted that she is now with her Father in heaven.
Linda is survived by her daughter, Andrea Bailey Powers; her son-in-law, Hayden Powers; her sister-in-law, Margaret Bailey Littlefield (Pete); along with numerous cousins and beloved friends.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful nurses and staff at Talladega Rehab Select and Affinity Hospice for their compassionate care these past few months.
Services will be held at Bluff Park United Methodist Church on Thursday, September 6, 2018, with Reverend Mike Holly officiating. Visitation at the church will be from 10-11 am with services at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Bluff Park United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.