John Ellis Bailey Sr., 59, of Orange passed away on Monday, May 6,  at his residence. John was a native, and life long resident of Orange. He was born Feb. 27, 1954 to August Joseph Bailey and Leona Mae Delome. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. John loved going fishing, hunting, and working on lawnmowers. He enjoyed cooking for his family and friends, and he was also a great jokester. John was a loving person who will be missed dearly.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Leona Mae Delome; grandmother, Olivia Delome; uncles, Allen Delome, Louis Delome, C.J. Delome, Joseph Delome.

He is survived by his aunt, Audrey Bertrand of Orange; uncles, James Delome of Orange, Leon Delome and wife, Marlene of Bridge City, Herbert Delome and wife, Rita of Orange; friend, A.J. Martin Jr. of Orange; brother, Kenneth Bailey of Broussard, LA; daughter, Brandy Bailey of Orange; son, John Ellis Bailey Jr. of Orange, and a  large extended family, and a host of friends.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 8,  from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to go Dorman Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.  
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