(Orange, Texas)

May 6, 2013

John Ellis Bailey Sr.

The Orange Leader


John Ellis Bailey Sr., 59, of Orange passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 at his residence.

John was a native and life long resident of Orange; born on February 27, 1954 to August Joseph Bailey and Leona Mae Delome. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. John loved going fishing, hunting, and working on lawnmowers. He enjoyed cooking for his family and friends and he was also 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, large extended family and host of friends.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to go Dorman Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. Cremation will follow the service. Condolences may be sent for the family at


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