The folks of Griffin and Spalding County have lost a valiant warrior for open, transparent and accountable government. Janet Bailey worked tirelessly throughout her adult life here to diversify the tightknit structures of influence and decision-making that is so characteristic of former textile communities throughout the South.
Janet gave courage to the consumer and homeowner in Spalding County to voice their concerns where policies adversely affected them. She refused to be silenced when speaking out in defense of those who felt their own voice was not heard.
She gave thought less for her own material well-being than for the well-being of those in the community who otherwise would have endured greater sacrifice had she not given so selflessly of herself in service for them.
Janet gave encouragement to those who served with her, strength to those who remember her, and hope to those who follow her into service on behalf of the common good.