Wilbert Rae Bailey

Published 12:01 am Saturday, September 3, 2016

Wilbert Rae Bailey

Jan. 25, 1949 – Aug. 31, 2016

DOLOROSO — Services for Wilbert Rae “Man” Bailey, 67, of Natchez, who died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at Merit Health Natchez, will be 2 p.m. today at Free Springs Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. George Noflin Sr. officiating.

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Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.

Mr. Bailey was born Jan. 25, 1949, in Natchez, the son of George Bailey Jr. and Fammie Barnes Bailey.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and assisted in the operations of the family-run business, Barnes & Bilbo Fish Market until January 2014.

Mr. Bailey was a faithful member of Free Springs Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as president of the usher board.

He was preceded in death by his parents; adoptive parents, Albert Evans and Cathlean Barnes Evans; one son, Eric Bailey; four brothers, Eddie Lee Bailey, George Evans, Theodore Evans and James Evans; two sisters, Mary Ann Nix and Margie Harris; four uncles, Wyatt Barnes, Dell Barnes, Walter Bailey and Aaron Barnes; and three aunts, Annie B. Harden, Rosetta Moore and Mary Wilkinson.

Survivors include one son, Terrell Bailey and wife, Genevie; one grandson Elijah Bailey, all of Gulfport; one granddaughter, Skylar Wolfe of Grapevine, Texas; two sisters, Theresa Lynn Bailey of San Antonio, Texas and Deloris Irving and husband, the Rev. Maurice, of Natchez; three brothers, Albert Evans Jr. and wife, Charlotte, of Conyers, Ga., Tommie Evans of New York City and Adell Evans of Natchez; one aunt, Ruth Barnes of Natchez; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.