Jean Bailey

Obituary of Jean E. Bailey

Jean E. Bailey (nee' Jenkins) went home to be with the Lord on January 2, 2020, while at home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on November 1, 1929, to Clifford and Ora Jenkins in Hampton, Virginia and at the age of two, Jean moved to Atlantic City with her parents and three siblings. Jean attended the Westside Elementary School, Bordentown School of Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth, and later obtained her Associate's Degree in Science from Atlantic Community College. At the age of five, Jean learned the importance of serving the Lord. A neighbor invited the Jenkins family to Shiloh Baptist Church in Atlantic City. Eventually, Jean joined Shiloh Baptist Church and remained a member for most of her life. Later, she started to attend the Hour of Power at Second Baptist Church. She made the decision to join Second Baptist Church. Through her Christian walk, Jean served in several capacities some of them include: The Flower Cub, Month of November, Pastor's Aid Ministry, and the Deaconess Board. Jean loved the Lord and served Him faithfully until her last breath. Her favorite saying was "All that I am and ever hope to be…I owe it all to God!" Jean believed in having a great work ethic and was a hard worker. She was employed at: M.E. Blatt (Snellenburg/Lit Brothers) as a salesperson; Ike's Corner as a barmaid; Golden Nugget (Bally's Grand) as a cashier; and lastly, with the Atlantic County Government as a social worker. As a social worker, Jean built lifelong relationships with her co-workers and clients. Because of her motherly qualities, a helpful and loving demeanor, and her faith in God, Jean carried out the true meaning of "If I can help somebody…then my living shall not be in vain" and helped out every client she came in contact with. Gee-Gee, as she was affectionately known, hobbies included: cooking, baking cakes (learned from one of her best friend, Shirley Brown), spending time with her family whom she loved and adored, and she thoroughly enjoyed shopping at Macy's and other department stores. Jean is predeceased by: her parents; two brothers, Lorenzo and Harold Jenkins; four sisters, Ora Lee Jenkins, Betty Harvey, Flora Parker, and Madeline Williams, husband, Charles Vernon Bailey, and her daughter, Dale Bailey-Polk. She is survived by: sons, Michael and Glen Bailey; granddaughters, Dawn, Mia, and La 'Tasha Bailey, and La'Shay Thomas; grandsons, Bernard Bailey, and Abdus-Salam Abdullah; great-grandson Oswald Moore; aunt, Margaret Coleman; nephews, Edward Harvey and Richard Parker; nieces, Michelle Williams, Ronnie Jenkins, and Kim Green; great-nieces, Dawn and Belinda Cole, great-nephew, Ian Cole; daughter- in-law, Katherine Bailey; sister-friend and caregiver, Theda Massey; special friend, Muriel Greenidge; and a host of other family; church family; and friends. We love you but God loves you best. Sorrowfully submitted the family.
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Saturday
11
January

Visitation at Main Service

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Second Baptist Church
110 Reverend Doctor I. S. Cole Plaza
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
11
January

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Second Baptist Church
110 Reverend Doctor I. S. Cole Plaza
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Atlantic City Cemetery
New Road & Washington Avenue
Pleasantville, New Jersey, United States
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