Nathaniel Bailey Sr.
Apr 4, 1931 - Apr 15, 2018
Nathaniel Bailey, Sr. passed away peacefully at home on April 15, 2018. He was born on April 4, 1931 in Sidon, Mississippi.
He married his high school sweetheart Ruth Berniel Jones whom he was married to for 64 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Maggie Bailey and one brother, Charles Bailey of Canton, Ohio.
His kind spirit will be missed deeply by his family: wife, Ruth Berniel Bailey, Daughters La Tina Raenell Gago (Switch) of Antelope, Patrice Michele Bailey of Las Vegas, Nevada, Son Nathaniel Bailey, Jr. (Shannan) of North Highlands. Grandson Anthony Gago (Mara/gf), Granddaughters Leilani (Jay/bf), Ciara, Mya-Alannah, Neha. Great-grandson, Kao. Brothers Houston of Mississippi, Samuel (LuElla) of Arizona, AC (Shirley) of Tennessee, Sisters Deloris Embry (Leonard) of Kansas, Helen Ruth Green (Roosevelt) of Illinois, Mary Bailey, Maggie Chisley of Mississippi and Barbara Ann Mayes (Clinton) of Mississippi, and Nieces, Nephews, Caregiver and Friends.
Nathaniel retired from the United States Air Force (25 years), Sacramento State (18 years) and enjoyed part time employment & retirement at the former Arco Arena/Sleep Train Arena (15 years). He spent his time after retirement surrounded by his children and grandchildren always sharing his great humor and many words of wisdom.
Family and friends are invited to the Viewing: Monday, April 23, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00pm East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841 916-732-2020. Funeral/Celebration of Life Service: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 11:00 – 12:30pm, New Testament Baptist Church, 6746 34th Street, North Highlands, CA 95660 916-344-0440
Burial service immediately following at East Lawn Sierra Hills on Greenback Lane