This is Cornelia Walker Bailey on Cabretta Beach, Sapelo Island, Ga. The date was July 30, 2005, my wedding day. My fiance and I eloped and took Cornelia with us as our witness. Why? Because she was the reason we met. I read her book, fell in love with Sapelo, opened my mind and followed my heart to the man who would become my partner. What a strange and wonderful adventure life has been ever since, and it began with this proud woman and her story about growing up Geechee on a quiet Georgia sea island. I am forever grateful. Rest in peace, dear Cornelia.
- Cornelia Bailey, Champion of African-Rooted Culture in Coastal Georgia, Dies at 72 / The New York Times
- Cornelia Walker Bailey, prominent barrier island resident, dies / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- I am Sapelo / by Cornelia Walker Bailey
- Remembering Cornelia / Garden and Gun