Tribute & Message From The Family
James Milton Bailey Jr., a retired District Chief of the New Orleans Fire Department with 27 years of service to his community, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2009 at the age of 59. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Sandra Tracy Bailey. Loving father of Tracy B. Becker (wife of George “Duke”), James M. Bailey III and the late Stacy Marie. Son of the late James M. Bailey Sr. and Alice Donahoe Bailey. Brother of Elizabeth Sinnott. Brother-in-law of Harry A. Tracy Jr. (husband of Betty). He is also survived and fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, relatives and friends.
James proudly served his country in active duty on the SS Roosevelt in the U.S. Navy for two years, followed by many dedicated years in the reserves. He was a respected member of the AACSB, VFW, American Legion, AARP and a parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pearl River, LA. James was a resident of St. Bernard Parish for 56 years and Pearl River, LA post Katrina. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and friend, who loved his country and treasured his family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Tuesday, December 15th from 11:00AM – 1:30PM, followed by a Funeral Mass beginning at 1:30PM. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.