James M. Bailey, Jr.

  • Born: December 12, 1949
  • Died: December 11, 2009
  • Location: Pearl River, Louisiana

St. Bernard Funeral Home

701 W. Virtue Street
Chalmette, LA 70043

Tel. (504) 279-6376

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.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Sandra:
Charlotte Fowler called me last night and shared that you'd lost Jimmy. I know I haven't been in touch, but I just wanted to express our sympathy and let you know that we will keep you and the children in our prayers for comfort and peace.
Joe & Deborah
217-898-9063 (cell)

Posted by Joe Hughes - Springfield, IL - cousin   December 30, 2009

To The Bailey Family,
My prayers and condolences are with you and your family. The slide show of Jim with his family and friends was very nice. I truely enjoyed being in his company and caring for him at the CMC Cardiac Rehab. I know how much he loved his hobby with the antique cars. You will as always be in my prayers.

Posted by Barbara Hughes - New Orleans, LA   December 22, 2009


We are so sorry to hear the sad news. May the Lord lift you and your family up during this trying time and remind you of His promises and love for you. We enjoyed calling you and your husband "neighbors" for the time we lived across the street. We know how much he will be missed. We will lift you and your family up in our prayers.

Posted by Tim and Beth Schroeder - Hendersonville, TN - Prior neighbor   December 17, 2009

I'm so sorry that you have to experience such pain. My prayers are with you and your family.
We have come a long way since those days when you sat in front of me in high school

Posted by Earline Hutchison - Chalmette, LA - friend   December 17, 2009

Sandy - I am so sorry for your loss. I know he was truly your best friend. I have been keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Liz Glover

Posted by Liz Glover - Batesville, AR - friend   December 16, 2009


Bailey Family,
My heart goes out to all of you during this time. I dated Jimmy III a long time ago and I always remember Mr. Baily as a sweet loving and caring father, husband and friend. He was a happy go lucky. I remember speaking to Jimmy after the storm to make sure all was well and I have since lost contact. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless all of you as you go through this difficult time.

Posted by Tammy Traub Tarantino - Metairie, LA - Friend   December 15, 2009

Sorry Aunt Sandra that i couldn't be there. Give uncle Jimmy a kiss for me. I love you and will see you when i get home in february.

Posted by Rene Soulet - Hollywood, CA - cousin (godson)   December 15, 2009

Sandy and family:
We are deeply saddened by your loss. Jimmy was a very caring and loving person. He definitely loved his "entire" family. We will never forget everything he did for our family when my mom passed. He will be missed. May God bless you and your family.

Michelle Soulet-Wakeman and Family(Robert,Kyle,Patrick, and Jessica

Posted by Michelle Soulet- Wakeman - Parkton, NC - Cousin   December 15, 2009


Sandy,Tracy,Jimmy, My Deepest Sympathy to you all.I just wish i could have said goodbye."Uncle"Jimmy will be sadly missed,I know he's my cousin but I've always called him uncle since i was little.Love,Julie and Corey Cahill

Posted by julie soulet cahill - slidell, LA - cousin   December 15, 2009

Sandy, you are in our prayers.

Posted by Naomi Brining & Chris Broussard - Chalmette, LA - Friend   December 14, 2009


You are a true friend and "Family-Man". You served your country in the Navy, and served your community as a Chief and Firefighter, just as my Dad did, and I respect you both.

You and Sandy, Dale and I toured many miles together in our Antique Cars - especially the trip to Niagara Falls. Those were some of the good days.

You were taken from us way too soon - Rest in Peace, my friend.

Posted by Marty and Dale Roth - Metairie, LA - Old-Car Buddy   December 14, 2009

Jimmy and family...my thoughts and prayers are with you all through this tough time.

Posted by Jennifer Berndt Rodgers - Chalmette, LA - friend   December 14, 2009


Posted by DUKE BECKER - NEW ORLEANS, LA - SON-IN-LAW   December 14, 2009


Posted by TRACY BECKER - NEW ORLEANS, LA - DAUGHTER   December 14, 2009

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