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James Bailey departed this life on Monday, February20, 2017 at the age of 74. Beloved husband of the late Marva Ann Smith Bailey; Son of the late Eulice Bailey, Sr. and Bertha Morgan Bailey; Devoted father of Tyrone (Deserae) and Tracey (Daphane) Bailey; Brother of Melva Bailey, and the late Eulice Jr. and Kenneth Bailey; Grandfather of Trent, Trevor, Tara, Tiffany, Nicholas and Chase Bailey; Brother in law of Ferdinand (Diane) Smith, Cleo (Russell) Augustine, Glenda (Johnny) Nash and the late Larry Smith. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and member of Oakville MBC, St. Peter BC, employees of Rainbow Automotive, Orkin Inc. and former employees of the Belle Chasse Metropolitan Development Center are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Oakville Missionary Baptist Church, 100 West Oakville St., Belle Chasse, LA on Satruday, February 25, 2017 at 11:00am. Visitation will begin at 9:00am. Bishop Wilfret Johnson will be officiating. Interment: Oakville Cemetery. Arrangements by: D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1020 Virgil St. Gretna, LA. Please visit to sign online guestbook.