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Bernice "Bernie" Arnold Hailey

January 17, 1941 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old


Bernice Hailey, 83, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024. He was born January 17, 1941 in Wilson, NC to the late Bernice Willis Hailey and Eleanor Allen Hailey. Bernie worked with Sears in  appliance sales and then with the ABC Commission and retired after 20 years of service. Bernie also served time in the military in Germany. “Bernie” as he liked to be called was an avid golf player. He was an animal lover and had many pets over the years. His dog Bella resides with his daughter Tracy now. He loved the beach and also lived there until a couple years ago, in which he moved back to Raleigh, after his wife passed to be closer to his children and family. Bernie grew up shagging and continued to shag and dance in his later years. He always had a sense of humor and was friendly with everyone he met, a social butterfly.  

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on February 15, 2024 at Trinity Baptist Church,  4815 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh NC 27609. Lunch to follow for family and friends  

He is survived by his daughters: Tracy H. Craycraft and Trudy Pate; son, Randy Hailey; brother, Ben Hailey. Bernie also is survived by 3 grandchildren: Jordan Craycraft, Ryan Craycraft and David Sangricco; 3 great-grandchildren: Eliza Mintz, Kayson Howard, and Gracie Sangricco. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth “Beth” Hailey and his sister, Patricia “Patsy” Jean Johnson.   

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

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