Obituary Details

Michael Ashley Bailey

July 27, 1954 - May 16, 2018

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Bay Leaf Baptist Church
Date:
Monday, May 21, 2018
Time:
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Funeral

Location:
Bay Leaf Baptist Church
Date:
Monday, May 21, 2018
Service Time:
11:00 AM

Cemetery

Location:
Bay Leaf Baptist Church Cemetery
Date:
Monday, May 21, 2018
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

Michael Ashley Bailey, age 63, of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away after a protracted illness on May 16, 2018. He was born in Raleigh, NC, to the late Sylvester and Elizabeth (Everette) Bailey.

He first loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and we are rejoicing that he is in heaven and is no longer suffering. His family was most important to him, especially his beloved wife, Barbara, his daughter Michelle and her sweet little girls, as well as, Barbara’s children and numerous grandchildren.

He was at peace and most relaxed when playing golf, fishing, boating, or spending time with family and friends at his beloved Mariner’s Point.

Michael graduated from Millbrook High School where he was a member of the golf team. He received an Associates Degree from Louisburg College where he attended on a golf scholarship.

He had a long career working in the food warehousing/distribution industry eventually starting his own company, Express Foods Groups and Raleigh Cold Storage.

He was so grateful for the numerous friends and employees who have supported him through the years.

Michael is survived by his wife Barbara Spangler Bailey; daughter, Michelle Bailey Lyerly (Chris) of Newland, NC; step-daughters, Angela Spangler Cummings (Mike) of Wake Forest, NC; and Michele Spangler Lineback of Wake Forest, NC; step-son, Scott Spangler (Kathy) of Wake Forest, NC; former daughter-in-law, Carol Spangler of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Daisy Lyerly, June Lyerly, and Wren Lyerly all of Newland, NC; Nick Cummings of Richmond, VA; Justin Shover (Chelsea) of Wake Forest, NC; Kelly Cummings Guzouskis (Ryan) of Youngsville, NC; Graham Shover and Tucker Cummings (Carley) both of Raleigh, NC; Braden Shover of Wake Forest, NC; Victoria Spangler and Gabeigh Spangler of Raleigh, NC; Averie Lineback, Cameron Lineback and Sabrynn Lineback all of Wake Forest, NC.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandson, Benjamin Cummings.

The family wishes to thank caregivers Lottie Harris, Shirley Harris, Edona Memini and Sharon Carter for their tireless devotion to Mike’s every need in his last many months. The family would also like to thank Transitions Hospice and specifically, social worker Jacque, nurses Joan and Kelly, for their loving, dedicated care. They were our families’ confidants and encouragers and we will be eternally grateful.

Family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Bayleaf Baptist Church, 12200 Bayleaf Church Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. A celebration of life will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Bayleaf Baptist Church followed by a graveside service in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to send donations in Mike Bailey’s memory to the Camel Club of Raleigh, PO Box 58796, Raleigh, NC 27658 or to Transitions Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607
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Rest in Peace Mike. It was a pleasure to know you and I will always remember your big smile and what a true gentleman you always was ~ God Bless You and your family ~ M.E.
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Julie Williams
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So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a friend and co-worker for many years in the food service industry. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Julie Williams
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May 20, 2018
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Pat and Joey Martin
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May 20, 2018
We are sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I will remember the time I got to serve with him on the Mariner’s Point board. I will remember the times he was willing to share his thought and opinions with me. He had a sense of humor and a memorable laugh. Our sympathies are extended to the family during this difficult time and you are in our thought and prayers.
Pat and Joey Martin
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Ellen Carlson Yancey
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May 19, 2018
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Kristen Wofford
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May 19, 2018
I knew him as, “Mr. Bailey,” and such fond memories I have of him at Mariner’s Point. I can picture him on his boat right now, and, like another post mentioned, definitely with a Fresca! He was kind and and always knew how to draw a smile out of me with a fun-loving comment. He will be missed!
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Dan Allen
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May 18, 2018
My prayers go out to Mike's family. We were close friends in school and after....fishing and playing cards and Foosball! Many fun times and memories! The last time we spoke he was trying to get me to go fishing and we were going to set a date that we never got around to doing....We used to call Mike "Fresca" after the soft drink because he was so cool like the commercial that snow would fall when a bottle of Fresca would open! We had some great times ....he will be missed by all that knew him!......Dan Allen
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Michael A Weaver
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May 18, 2018
I first new Mike's father, Sylvester (Syl)Bailey, having worked with him for years at Southern Bell Telephone Company. It was only after I bought property at Mariners Point Condos in Salter Path, NC that I met Syl's son, Mike. It was like meeting Syl all over again when I met Mike. As with Syl, Mike never met a stranger. He enjoyed life and those around him to the fullest. A kind and caring person, Mike was always a great friend to everyone he met. As we boated and fished together for years, along with other friends at Mariners Point, we all grew very close. My daughters Kristen and Elizabeth, and his daughter, Michelle, grew up together running up and down the marina at Mariners Point. It was a wonderful time for all of us and Mike was very much a part of what made Mariners Point a very special place for us.

For those fishing buddies of Mike, I suspect you'll never forget the infamous "Shark Bite" story we all laughed for hours about while fishing in the Abacos many years ago. It was true Mike Bailey and I laugh every time I think of it. Personally, I'll never forget the time he ran his boat hard aground in Bogue Sound, throwing me through the wooden cabin door as we came to an abrupt stop. Gathering myself among all of the teak splinters that were left of the once cabin door, I realized then that Mike Bailey ran hard and must of been more confident that I about his navigational skills. We did have some great times although quite dangerous now that I look back on them.

As we all do Mike changed over time and his focus in life became different. In time, Mike developed a personal relationship with another great fisherman, his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The passing of his best friend and father, Syl, marked a great change in his life. One that I don't think he expected would be so impactful, but one that ultimately set Mike on a course to find his relationship with Jesus. One that also set him on his path to ultimately find his soul mate, Barbara. Barbara helped lead Mike in his walk to and with Jesus. Barbara was a great witness for Mike each and everyday. Many prayers are with you now Barbara and as well as great thanks for how you helped Mike in so many ways.

We will miss you Mike and all the great times we had together. Just remember to keep your lines tight and your course true. For your dear Michelle, my prayers are with you and your family. Your father loved you so very much as I am certain you well know. May all of "our memories" remain with us and help us all to develop the same personal relationship with Jesus that Mike found. Mike I am certain you're back with your loving Lib and Syl this very moment. You have been called home to them. May God continue to bless you and love you!

Michael Weaver
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Ernestine Rogers Smith Class of 1973
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May 17, 2018
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Renee Allen
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May 17, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with all of Mike's family. I will always hold many fond memories of growing up with Mike at Millbrook.

Renee' (Hardin) Allen
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Jeff Lloyd
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May 17, 2018
Mike grew up across the street from. At times he took me to school in his Camaro. His father and my dad played golf together at North Ridge CC, where Mike would talk me into being his caddy....He will be missed
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Debbie Hayes Long
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May 17, 2018
My most sincere condolences to all of Michael's family and extended/ blended families. I met Mike several times and was always impressed with his smile & friendly demeanor. Hugs especially to Barbara as well as Michele Spangler-Lineback . You are in my prayers.
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Renee (Hardin) Allen
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May 17, 2018
Lit a candle in memory of Michael Ashley Bailey
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Visitation

Bay Leaf Baptist Church
12200 Bayleaf Church Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614
919-847-4477
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Bay Leaf Baptist Church
12200 Bayleaf Church Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614
919-847-4477
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Cemetery

Bay Leaf Baptist Church Cemetery
12200 Bayleaf Church Road
Raleigh, NC 27614
919-847-4477
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