Let the memory of Nathan be with us forever
  • 46 years old
  • Born on April 10, 1957 .
  • Passed away on November 12, 2003 .
As an associate minister, Nathan J. Bailey hoped to rid the neighborhood around his church of drugs. As a maintenance workerfor public housing projects in Nashville, Tenn., he was always on-call. "Whenever he was needed, he was always the one they would call," said his friend Sherrell Batey. "Nathan would always go, no matter the hour and no matter the weather." Bailey, 46, died Nov. 12, 2003, of a non-hostile gunshot wound while on guard duty at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. The Army is investigating. His National Guard company was based in Tullahoma, Tenn. Bailey sang with the Tennessee chapter of Gospel Music Worship of America, but his family teased him for not always having the best rhythm when clapping, said Robbie Snapp, his sister. The anti-drug program Bailey planned to work on will likely be named for him, said his pastor, Freeman Jeter. "One of the last times one of the members spoke to him, he let them know he was in a safe area and that he had gotten stronger in the Lord," Jeter said. Survivors include his wife, Pat.

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