This is Cornelia Walker Bailey on Cabretta Beach, Sapelo Island, Ga. The date was July 30, 2005, my wedding day. We 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