On December 2, 2013 our heavenly father called home his beloved son, Ray Randell Bailey at the Southside Regional Medical Center as a result of a long battle of cancer. His family and friends were by his bedside when he drifted away to be with the Lord.
Ray was born January 2, 1974 at Southside Regional in Petersburg, Virginia to Donald and Evendia Bailey. He was preceded in death by his father Donald G. Bailey and brother, Charles D. Bailey. Ray accepted Christ at an early age, and became a member of the First Baptist Church, Jarratt, Rev. George Mayes, Pastor. He was also a 1992 graduate of Dinwiddie County High School. He started driving trucks at an early age with both his father and brother. He was lastly employed by Matthews Trucking Company.
Ray enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Outback Hunting Club. Ray always wore a smile and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be sadly missed.
He leaves to cherish his memories, a loving wife, Johnna Bailey, a loving and devoted mother, Evendia Bailey, loving children, Rayquan, Brittany, Rayanna, and Donald Bailey, and a step son, Brandon Yates; grandson, Rayquan Jr., and one brother, Jason Mosley; one sister in law, Monica White; aunts, Betty Ann Robinson, Mable Robinson (James), Linda Parham, Shelia Christian (Larry), Audrey Bailey, Rose M. Bailey; uncles, Grover Hill (Virginia), Vernon Hill, Jr. and Arch Hill. He also leaves behind, a grandmother, Daisy Lee Hill, a god mother, Florence Edwards, father in law, John Sykes, and mother in law, Viola Sykes; brothers in law, John Sykes (Anita) Sykes, Joel Sykes, Michael Sykes, and Shawn Sykes; sisters in law, Deborah Carter (Casey), Kimberly Johnson, and Sharon Brown ; a host of nieces, nephews, loving cousins, and devoted supporters, to include, Wilbert Bonner, Tamika Urquhart, Gerald Taylor, Junnie Madison, David Betts, Big 9, Janice Bailey, and Michael Robinson (Tasha), and a host of others, that were dear to Ray, too numerous to name.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday December 7, 2013 at 12 Noon at the First Baptist Church, Jarratt, Rev. George R. Mayes, pastor. Rev. Linda Skipper will officiate. Burial will commence at the Dinwiddie Memorial Park. The family will assemble at the residence at 11 a.m. on the morning of the service.
Funeral services are entrusted to the Joseph M. Johnson and Son Funeral Home, 11107 Doyle Blvd.,McKenney. (804)478-4411. Online condolences can be submitted at www.johnsonservices.us