“I lost my beloved sister today, Mona Humphries Bailey, former Miss FAMU and former President, Delta Sigma Theta,” said her brother, former FAMU President Frederick S. Humphries, in a post on his Facebook page. “I will miss her with all my heart.”
Beverly E. Smith, national president & CEO of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., released a statement that joined Bailey’s family in mourning.
“Our beloved Past National President transitioned peacefully early this morning after a long illness,” Smith wrote. “Please keep Soror Bailey’s family lifted in prayer.”
Bailey served as the first Miss Florida A&M University in 1953-1954. All the prior campus queens held the title Miss Florida A&M College. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1954.