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March 23, 2021


Candasie Bailey

August 19, 1932 - March 17, 2021

Sis. Candasie Bailey was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Our Lady of the Angels in Bogalusa, LA. Candasie Bailey was born to the late Agie and Ida Gatlin in, McComb, Mississippi on August 19, 1932.  She attended Rose Hill school in Mississippi. 

She accepted the Lord as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age and was baptized at Pink Hill Baptist Church.

As a youth she enjoyed playing basketball. Her love of gospel music was instrumental in her meeting the love of her life, the late Rev. Dr. Tom Bailey, Jr. who was a member and manager of the Silver Leaf Gospel Singers.  They were married 62 and one half years.  To this union was born 6 children.  She was a loving and devoted wife and mother who loved cooking and sewing.  She faithfully served as a devoted partner and wife to her husband as first lady of several churches.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories four children, Daisy (Edward) Shepard, Hammond, LA., Carolyn Butler, Ft. Worth, TX., Shelia (Charles) LeFlore, Baton Rouge, LA., Michael (Martha) Bailey, Atlanta, GA., 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Dr. Tom Bailey, Jr.; two sons, Tommy and Donald; her parents, Agie and Ida Downs; a brother, Willie Gatlin; a grandchild, Tenika Shepard and great grandchild, Noah Taylor.

A drive through viewing will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2021 from 4:00PM -6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa.

The funeral service will be private. 

Crain and Sons Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. 

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