Lonnie Elvin Bailey

Lonnie Elvin Bailey, 97, of Rosepine, LA, passed from this life on May 17, 2018.


Mr. Bailey proudly served his country in the Army of the United States and was a World War II Veteran as well as being decorated with the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon with one (1) Bronze Star, a Distinguished Unit Citation, a Good Conduct Medal and four (4) Overseas Service Bars.  Mr. Bailey was a great wood craftsman – specializing and creating beautiful furniture.  He was very involved in his community and especially his church.  He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and follower of the Lord.  He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him and leaves behind a treasured legacy.


Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Georgia Gwendolyn Ford Bailey; daughter, Jaunice Williamson and Fred of Rosepine, LA; four grandchildren:  Christina Bailey, Tom Bailey, Shane Williamson and Scott Williamson; six great grandchildren:  Eli Bailey, JJ Roberts, Shaley Williamson, Emma Williamson, Aimee Williamson and Nick Kennedy; and a host of extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Pernie Johnson; his wife of 55 years, Evelyn Bailey and his sons, Julin Bailey and J.E. Bailey.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 5:00-8:00PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home, in DeRidder, LA. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 20, 2018 also at Myers Colonial Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Johnson-Bailey Cemetery in Rosepine, LA.

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