Joseph Mitchell Bailey
November 14, 1935 - August 26, 2022
Joseph Mitchell Bailey, son of the late William and Aretha Bolton Bailey, Jr., was born in Bogalusa, LA on November 14, 1935. Joseph left his earthly home for his heavenly home August 26, 2022. He was baptized as an infant by Rev N. L. Lumz in the St. Paul A.M.E Church.
He attended local schools in Bogalusa, LA (Poplas Elementary, Central Memorial High School) and continued his education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA.
After serving three years in the U. S. Army, he resided in San Francisco, California and in 1976, Joseph returned home.
He will be sadly missed by those that knew him.
Joseph leaves to cherish is memories a niece, Wanderlyn Weary of Bogalusa; two grandnieces, Yolanda (Albert) Magee of Arlington, TX. and Terrie Weary of Marion, TX and a host of relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Aretha Bolton Bailey, Jr; his brother, Ernest Bailey; two sisters, Margie Bailey Evans and Marilyn Bailey Crews; niece, Shannon Weary.
Visitation will be held at Crain and Sons Funeral Home on Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 10 am – 1pm, the funeral service to follow at 1pm. Interment will be at the Bogalusa Cemetery.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements.