ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, STANLEY BAILEY, 85 years old.  Born on January 9, 1936, and passed away on January 20, 2021. We will remember him forever.

A Celebration of Life - February 27th, 2021, @11am est. 
On February 27th we will put our beloved to rest. Internment will be at his family plot in Hopewell, Christiana, Manchester.  In observance of the rules in place due to COVID-19, the service and internment will be made available online for safe viewing from the comfort of your homes.  The link will be shared here shortly.  
For friends and family members who are local, there will be a viewing @ 9am - 10am at the Hopewell Apostolic Church in Hopewell.  There will be COVID compliant protocols in place with a limitation on the number of persons who will be allowed in the church at a given time.  Personal protection equipment and sanitization stations will be available. A special thank you to his lifetime friend Pastor Astley Folkes for accommodating the viewing. 
The family wishes to say a heartfelt and most sincere thank you for your outpouring of love and kind words.  Mass Stanley appreciates your support for his wife of 58 years, Miss Bibsy (Nellie Bailey), and for the rest of his family during these sad times.   
We would like for everyone to be safe, and again thank you for your support.
Yours in Thanks,
Stanley's Family


Posted by Cecil Tingle on February 26, 2021
My deepest condolences to Mama and the Bailey Clan. Its a true tribute to Mama and Papa to see such a united family throughout the years.
Mass Stanley you have passed on the torch to a family that talks together, laughs together and truly cares about each other.
Your strength and fighting spirit lives on in your children.
Rest in peace Mass Stanley.                       
                          
Posted by Cherice Anderson-Brown on February 25, 2021
Thanks giving service of our dear Stanley Bailey can be viewed Saturday February 27,2021 10:30 am at https://youtu.be/6Uyl2i2R9iw​
Posted by Larkland Morley on February 24, 2021
Our fathers are always there to welcome us into the world, support our growth and protect us. I just recently met Shirnett and must say that Stanley did a most wonderful job of growing her into someone that is impacting the world positively. I have never met Stanley but my Messianic belief tells me that one day I will meet him and that God will remove this painful event of death finally. In the meantime, I express my deepest sympathy for the family and that they find great joy in all the great times that they enjoyed together.
Posted by Jennifer Aquart on February 24, 2021
Maas Stanley, I knew you through Fay as ‘Papa’. I was so impressed at your strength and resilience throughout your illness. You became my inspiration.
I’m so sorry that you had to leave so soon but I know you’re in the comforting arms of our Heavenly Father.
I pray for strength and peace for Mama and your family. Sleep in peace, Papa.
Posted by Carla Smith on February 23, 2021
SIP uncle Stanley, gone but not forgotten. You’ll for ever be in our hearts.
Posted by Cee L-Kean on February 20, 2021
Fay and family, remember that grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there is great love. Papa Bailey, although you are not physically on earth with your family, your spirit lives on. Wherever a good soul has been there is a trail of positive memories. You did God’s work now Rest In Peace with Christ.
Posted by Peter Folkes on February 15, 2021
Mass Stanley I miss you brother may you rest in peace. I pray that. God peace and strength rest on you a llbe strong. Trust God to give you the strength and courage. To make it through
Posted by Gacia Bailey on February 15, 2021
Family ...sharing in your sadness as we remember Pops...May my condolences bring you comfort & may my prayers ease the pain of your loss. Gone but not forgotten- Maas Stanley , ‘ the quiet storm - a man of iron resolve and determination’ Amen to a race well run ! Live on Pops !
Posted by Rosemarie Binder on February 15, 2021
Shirnett and family,
My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved 'Papa'. Know that he is with you in spirit and though you will be tempted to feel sadness as he is physically gone , take joy in all the memories! All the laughter you shared through the years, the playful times, the hugs and all the times he would beam so proudly up at you- his daughter. Remember his pride and love for all of his family. May you and your family be comforted and may Papa's soul Rest In Peace.
Posted by Ruby Evans on February 14, 2021
When I spoke to Papa a week before his passing he was hopeful, he told me I should come soon, as he missed our nightly domino games. Papa would rest during the day and present himself at the table at 6pm sharp; ready to play! We would play for hours and I would have to decide that it’s bed time at 11pm. When he is settled in bed I could hear him praying for his wife, his children, grandchildren, friends and family.
He enjoyed two main things in his later years - playing domino and going to visit friends in St Elizabeth. He would take produce from Manchester like yams and Irish potatoes.

Papa would tell me his life story over and over again. He worked very hard from a young age and achieved much with the help of our mother.
It was very hard coming home, and realizing that he is not here. I often pass his room and find myself saying good morning Papa and goodnight Papa as I often did when he was with us.
Papa, we will always miss you, but we are also thankful that you are gone to a better place. You are in no more pain. Rest In Peace.
Posted by David Evans lll on February 14, 2021
Papa aka Mass Stanley aka Stout aka Tete was a great and unique man filled with jokes and he was the greatest domino player I have ever seen. When we are  playing he would read out my own hand to me and tell me when I pass even before I knew it  and no one was able to beat him at dominoes unless it was a
partner game then if he lost it would be his "partner's fault"

When I accompanied him to his farm a few times they were two things I was sure to get roast yam and roast sweet potato and I remember when I was very little he would let me ride his donkey " lotto" .

Rest in peace Pops . Gone but forever in our hearts .
Posted by Chelsea Evans on February 14, 2021
He Is Gone

You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

David Harkins
Posted by Jules Stephenson Brown on February 13, 2021
Papa to live in the hearts you leave behind is not to die, Sleep in peace. To Mama and my sisters and brother from different parents, all are in my thoughts.
Posted by Sharon Hazle on February 13, 2021
Fay, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of your loss of your beloved father.While there is no way I can feel your pain, I do feel your loss.I will stand alongside you in the darkness, my sister, my friend. Remember weeping may endure thru the night but joy comes in the morning.You will smile thru the tears. Papa Bailey is gone from your life but will live forever in your heart.May his soul RIP.
Peace and Love.
Posted by Mark Reidenbaugh on February 12, 2021
When I first met papa in 2006 he came to Orlando for Joan and my wedding. I was very
Nervous but in just minutes he made me feel like family. While at the wedding he told me
You are my son now . It was very special to
Me to have his acceptance. As the years went
On we had great moments together going for long rides and talking about his youth , farming and his family who he loved so much.
I will always remember “ The Walk” he took
Me on around his town and introduced me
To his neighbors.it made me feel very special.
This was the loving man he was. Papa I will
Think of these memories and the special
Man you are the rest of my life. I will love you and miss you forever. Thank you for sharing
A piece of your life with me.
Posted by Bernie Lewis on February 12, 2021
Don’t think of papa as gone away his journey has just begun. Life holds so many faucets this world is only one.

Just think of Papa as resting from the pain of his illness and in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years.

Think how he is wishing our sadness would go away.

Think of him of living in the hearts of those he loved for nothing loved is never lost.

Rest In Peace Papa. We will miss you
Posted by Jon Belichick on February 12, 2021
To Papa, the man who blessed me with my amazing mother (Shirnett) all of my aunties and my uncle; the man who started the generation of Baileys, raised 9 kids on a farmer's income. He taught me strength, ambition, and many many jokes that I’ll never forget. One of the strongest people I’ve ever met on earth, I love you Papa. I hope you are finally at peace. The family misses you, this isn’t a goodbye, it’s a see you later ❤️

Love, Joni.
Posted by Ronald Salmon on February 12, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family. Having personally met Mass Stanley, he was a gentle, sincere and kind person. These characteristics also resonate in his children who cherished and adored him. May his soul rests in peace. May the God of comfort be especially with Ms. Bibsy and the rest of the family.
Posted by Annette Green on February 12, 2021
On Angel's wings u were taken away but in our hearts u will always stay we.miss u anneth and honey
Posted by Elizabeth Blake on February 12, 2021
Papa was a man who enjoyed life. He stayed up at the last celebration that we had for my Mom. When most of the younger crowd faded he was still there for the party. May God walk with u Papa. You are greatly missed.
Posted by Simone Chung on February 12, 2021
Blessed is the man who lives and dies peacefully!!!! No regrets! It has been a joy to share in the love of this family for this beloved patriarch!! One day death will die!!!
Posted by Jacqueline Scott-Brown on February 12, 2021
Condolences to the entire family especially Fay my fellow Holmwood Alumni and past co-worker at the BSJ. She supported me through my losses. I met her dad and he was a such a gentle giant and a man of few words. He was revered in the community. May his soul Rest in Eternal Peace.
Posted by Lorraine Brown on February 12, 2021
Fay and family, sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, strength to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Your dad is safely in the hands of the Lord. May his soul RIP.
Posted by Lorna Mcnamee on February 11, 2021
Treasure him Lord in your garden of rest for when on Earth he was the best
Posted by Suzette Blake on February 11, 2021
Goodbyes are not forever Paps, Goodbyes are not the end, They simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again...
Posted by Diane Black on February 11, 2021
He will forever occupy a very special corner of my heart. Having the honor to talk, and laugh with him while sharing his stories with me , upon our first meeting just 2 years ago. It was an honor and a privilege I will always cheerish.
I love you all muchly!
Diane
Posted by Joan R on February 11, 2021
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear

I miss you papa
Posted by Cherice Anderson-Brown on February 11, 2021
God saw him getting tired,
and a cure was not to be
So he put his arms around him
and whispered
"Come to me."
With tearful eyes
we watched him suffer , and
saw him slowly fade away.
Although we loved him dearly,
we could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands put to rest,
God broke our hearts
to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
Posted by Shirnett Bailey on February 11, 2021
Age shall not weary him, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning

We will remember him."
Posted by Fay Bailey Greggory on February 11, 2021
As we look back over time
We find ourselves wondering …..
Did we remember to thank you enough?
For all, you have done for us?
For all the times you were by our sides
To help and support us …..
To celebrate our successes
To understand our problems
And accept our defeats?
Or for teaching us to be strong
The value of hard work, good judgment,
Courage and integrity?
We wonder if we ever thanked you
For the sacrifices you made.
You have worked day and night
To let us have the very best?
And for the simple things
Like laughter, smiles, and times we shared?
If we have forgotten to show our
Gratitude enough for all the things you did,
We’re thanking you now, PAPA
And we are hoping you knew all along,
How much you meant to us.

Now I think of all achievements ‘tis the least
To perpetuate the species; it is done
By the insect and the serpent, and the beast.
But the man who keeps his body, and his thought,
Worth bestowing on an offspring love-begot,
Then the highest earthly glory he was won,
When in pride a grown-up daughter and a son
Says ‘That’s My PAPA.


Posted by Shirnett Bailey on February 11, 2021
“Because I have loved life,
I shall have no sorrow to die.
I have sent up my gladness on wings,
To be lost in the blue of the sky.”

To Our Beloved father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Husband, Brother, Uncle, friend, we miss you. You will be forever in our hearts.

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Posted by Cecil Tingle on February 26, 2021
My deepest condolences to Mama and the Bailey Clan. Its a true tribute to Mama and Papa to see such a united family throughout the years.
Mass Stanley you have passed on the torch to a family that talks together, laughs together and truly cares about each other.
Your strength and fighting spirit lives on in your children.
Rest in peace Mass Stanley.                       
                          
Posted by Cherice Anderson-Brown on February 25, 2021
Thanks giving service of our dear Stanley Bailey can be viewed Saturday February 27,2021 10:30 am at https://youtu.be/6Uyl2i2R9iw​
Posted by Larkland Morley on February 24, 2021
Our fathers are always there to welcome us into the world, support our growth and protect us. I just recently met Shirnett and must say that Stanley did a most wonderful job of growing her into someone that is impacting the world positively. I have never met Stanley but my Messianic belief tells me that one day I will meet him and that God will remove this painful event of death finally. In the meantime, I express my deepest sympathy for the family and that they find great joy in all the great times that they enjoyed together.
his Life

Thanks Giving Service

Thanks giving service of our dear Stanley Bailey can be viewed Saturday February 27,2021 10:30 am at https://youtu.be/6Uyl2i2R9iw

Celebration Of Life - February 27, 2021 @11am Est.


On February 27th we will put our beloved Stanley Bailey to rest.  Internment will be at the family plot in Hopewell, Christiana, Manchester.  The family wishes to say a heartfelt and most sincere thank you to everyone for your outpouring of support and kind words.  Mass Stanley appreciates your thoughts, and prayers for his family during these sad times as well.  

In observance of the rules in place due to COVID-19, the service will be made available online for safe viewing in the comfort of your homes.  The link will be shared shortly.  For persons who are local, there will be a viewing at 9am est at the Hopewell Apostolic Church, in Hopewell.  A special thank you to his lifetime friend Pastor Astley Folkes, for accommodating the viewing. There will be COVID compliant protocols in place with limitations on the number of persons who can be in the church at a given time. Personal protection equipment and sanitation stations will be in place.  We would like for everyone to be safe, and we again thank you for your support.

"What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived; and that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget"

We celebrate the life of Stanley Nathanial Bailey. Born January 9th 1936. Passed away on January 20th, 2021.

Stanley was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Brother. He was called by many names including Stout, Teteh, Mass Stanley among others, but most of all he was Papa. He lived a full life, and was always an inspiration to everyone who knew him. You can always count on Papa to have words of wisdom to impart to all he met.   When he wasn’t counseling, he was teaching or otherwise inspiring.

He was a shopkeeper, butcher and a master farmer for most of his adult life.  He positively impacted the lives of hundreds throughout his community and beyond.

Stout was a pillar of the community and was always at the forefront of ensuring that the entire district was progressing, and everyone was cared for.  Papa never met a stranger.  He had friends in every parish in the country of Jamaica, was well known for his giving nature, as well as robust and strong personality.

Papa had an unwavering passion to ensure that his children were educated and that his family was always provided for. He worked day and night to provide and care for everyone who was around him, Family or not. Papa will be deeply missed and there is forever an empty space in our hearts until we meet our beloved again.

He was A STRONG man and he imparted that strength. If we should ask each other to say in one word what we got from Papa, that word would be “STRENGTH”

We know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death.
They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make.
Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.
We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.

We love and miss you Papa.

Your "Pickneys"