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Mr. Wesley Nathaniel Bailey, Jr

Sunrise: May 6, 1956

Sunset: July 25, 2017

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our devoted husband, loving father, brother, uncle, dearest and caring relative, trusted and amiable friend, Wesley  Nathaniel Bailey, Jr. which occurred on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:48am at Jersey Shore University Medical Hospital located in Neptune, New Jersey. Wesley was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley Nathaniel Bailey Sr, and  Mrs. Edna Tolbert-Bailey, his three older brothers, Leonard, Ernest and Tilmon and his mother in law Mrs. Mattee “Cee” Cooper  with whom he had a special bond.

Surviving him are his devoted and ever loving wife of 34 years, Mrs. Louise Sharene Marlaweh Cooper- Bailey, his endearing children Wesley Nathaniel Bailey III, Candace, and Ze Zeon, his nephew/son, and his sister in law/daughter, Maido Cooper-Henderson. He is also survived by his siblings Esther Bailey,  Emma Bailey-Dixon, Saynon  Freeman- Crusoe(Joe),  Aletha Bailey- Dewalt(Richard), Lorraine Bailey- Yartor, Edna Bailey, Mietta Freeman,  Siatta Freeman- Sherman(Lemuel); his brother, Fulkra J. Mason; Aunts, Kula Tolbert, Idelle Warner-Tolbert, Myrna Tolbert, and Facia Demey; a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins; his Ricks Institute Family especially his Panthers classmates, his Cuttington family, his BENDA family, and his Abundant Life Church of God and Lakewood Board of Education families.

Wesley  will be greatly missed!  May his soul rest in God’s eternal peace and light perpetual shine on him.   Fare Thee Well Sweetie, Dad, Daddie, Papa, Wesley, Junior, Wes, Nat, Big Guy and Bailey.

Home going celebration will be held as follows:


Friday, August 4th 2017 6:00 pm Abundant Life Church of God, 632 Colts Neck Road (Rt. 537) Freehold, NJ 07728

(732) 409-2923


Saturday, August 5th 2017 9:00am Abundant Life Church of God 632 Colts Neck Road (Rt. 537) Freehold, NJ 07728

(732) 409-2923

The remains of Wesley Bailey will be transported to Liberia for interment in Bensonville.


Friday, August 11th 2017, 11:00am

Zion Praise Baptist Church Bentol City

For livestream go to Http:// and click on "Freehold ALCOG" 
The wakekeeping service on Friday, August 4th will begin streaming at 6pm 
The memorial service on Saturday,August 5th will begin streaming at 8:50am'


Radisson Hotel-Freehold, 50 Gibson Place Freehold, NJ 07728

(732) 780-3400

American Hotel, 18 E Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728

Courtyard by Marriott-Wall, 1302 Campus Parkway, Wall, NJ 07753

(732) 919-2780

Ramada Toms River, 2373 US 9, Toms River, NJ 08755

(732) 905-2626