Michael “Big Mike” Bailey, 59, of Ellisville, formerly of Greenwood, died Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. 

Services will be held at noon Saturday at the home of Terry Bailey, 183 Centerville Road, in Carroll County. Family and friends are invited to attend and bring favorite memories of “Big Mike” on this celebration of his life.

Mr. Bailey was born Nov. 8, 1960, in Sunflower to Edward Donald Bailey and Mildred Louise Kitchens Bailey. He lived in the Greenwood area most of his life and resided in Ellisville the past 22 years. He was a member of Christ’s Church of Laurel. He was a heavy equipment operator for R & J Construction in Laurel. He was a devoted husband and Christian friend to many and loved God and all of his family. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Laura Ann Nowell; sisters Marie Bailey and Wanda Bailey; and his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Renea Nowell Bailey of Ellisville; four brothers, Thomas Bailey and wife Kathy of Greenwood, Terry Bailey and wife Liz of Greenwood, Bill Bailey of Duck Hill and Edward Bailey Jr. of Teoc; three sisters, Martha Mitchell of Grenada, Donna Goss and husband James of Duck Hill and Patricia Minga of Winona; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Bailey to Dying to Live Ministries, c/o Christ’s Church of Laurel, 1301 North 2nd Avenue, Laurel, MS 39440.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com.

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