ROCHELLE – Willie Lee Bailey Jr., 63, of Rochelle, Ill., entered eternal life on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Central Dupage Hospital, Winfield.|
Willie was born on Sept. 9, 1949, in Leland, Miss., to Willie Sr. and Mary (Hampton) Bailey.
Willie Lee lived in Rochelle with his loving wife, Marguerite, having been joined in matrimony in September of 2005. He retired from the former Joyce Pontiac/GMC dealership as a service car detailer. Willie Lee was baptized at the age of 59 while becoming a member of North Avenue Missionary Baptist Church.
He leaves to mourn, his loving wife, Marguerite; seven children, Willie (Tanisha) III, Melissa, Mattie, Leshaun, Demetria, Johnathon (Tiffanie) and Shane (Ericka); 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two expected; three sisters, Mary Bomar, Denise Bailey and Elizabeth (Sebron) Maze; two brothers, Minister Jim (Maxine) Bailey and Peter Bailey; and a host of cousins and friends.
Memorial services for Willie Lee will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1201 Twombly Road, DeKalb. Pastor J.E. Burch III will officiate and deliver the eulogy. Repast will be held following the service at First Baptist Church, 530 W. State St., Sycamore.
Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, is assisting the family. To sign the guest book, visit www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Mar. 28, 2013