Mercedes Lynn Bailey Lansing Our angel, Mercedes, left this earth on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. She was born in Lansing on October 30, 1999, the daughter of Tim Bailey and Sandy McElhaney. Mercedes was currently in the 9th grade, attending Lansing Catholic High School, where she was a honor student. She loved to sing and was excited about being part of the choir at school. Mercedes loved to draw, loved spending time with her brother and sister and her 2 dogs, Berseis and Little Dog. She had fun auditioning with the Miss Sparkle Success Pageant in East Lansing. Surviving are her parents, Tim Bailey (girlfriend, Brandi Smith and daughter, Sarina Janke) and Sandy McElhaney; sister, Alexis, age 11 and brother, Timothy, Jr., age 10; Godfather, Danny Trevino (Shekina Pena); grandparents, Yvette Kildee; Belinda and Christopher Bailey; aunts and uncles, Marion McElhaney, Edith McElhaney, Christopher Bailey, Jr., Daric Bailey and Melinda Bailey (Alan Hensley); cousins, Braelyn Hensley, Makenna Bailey, Sara Hinojosa, Nicolas Benetiz, Benjamin Benetiz, Logan Christy and Emily Christy. A Funeral Liturgy will be held Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. John Byers officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. Friends may send the family a condolence at www.palmerbush.com.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Sept. 15, 2013