Jewell Melvin Bailey

Jewell Melvin Bailey, 84, a long time resident of Destin, passed away Nov. 6, 2012, at Allen Memorial Home, in Mobile, Ala.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Sarah and Millard “Captain Pete” Melvin, three brothers, Darrell, Sherman and Royal Melvin, and daughter, Judy Lynn Vanheertum.

She is survived by her children, Wesley A. Bailey, Jr. of Destin, Ms. Michelle Dean Bailey of Shalimar, William Willard Bailey of Fort Walton, Beach, John Patrick Bailey of Brookhaven, Miss., Joseph Steven Bailey of Brookhaven, Mrs. Bonnie Lorraine Conklin of Mobile, Ala., Mrs. Joy Ann Serra, of Mobile, Ala., and Millard Melvin “Pete” Bailey of Brookhaven. Jewell also leaves behind 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Jewell Melvin Bailey was the last surviving member of Millard R. Melvin and Sarah Dorhn Melvin’s family, who were among the Founding Families of the City of Destin. She will be greatly missed.

A private memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at Captain Royal Melvin Heritage Park. As per her wishes her body will be cremated and her ashes scattered at East Pass, Destin.