Mitchell Joseph Bailey
December 17, 1997  -  August 4, 2018

Mitchell Joseph Bailey


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Parkview Baptist Church
11795 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Thursday, August 9, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Parkview Baptist Church
11795 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Friday, August 10, 2018
10:00 am
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Mitchell Joseph Bailey, 20, born in Anderson, South Carolina but current resident of Baton Rouge, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018.

He attended Dutchtown High School where he enjoyed being on the swim team and the Prostart culinary team. He was a recent graduate of Louisiana Culinary Institute and was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in 2014.

Mitchell is survived by his parents, John and Lucy Bailey of Prairieville; sister, Melissa Bailey and her fiance’ Joe Williams; grandparents, Stergal and Carol Ann Bailey and Lottie DeRidder of Tennessee; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Georges DeRidder.

The family will receive friends at Parkview Baptist Church on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 5:00pm until 7:30pm and the funeral will be held Friday, August 10, 2018 at 10:00am at Parkview Baptist Church. Interment will be in Tennessee.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.

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  1. The Gage Family
    Lake Jackson, TX

    John, Lucy and Melissa - our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. We are deeply saddened by your loss - may you find comfort in the prayers sent to you.

  2. Kathy Dvorak
    Orlando, FL

    John, Lucy, Melissa, I am so sorry to her parents about your loss. I am for a loss of words. Prayers for all of you

  3. Joube and Becky Ryan
    Prairieville, LA

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Mitchell's family and friends. Joube went to Dutchtown High with Mitchell and enjoyed being in ProStart with him (especially winning in the State Competition in New Orleans).

  4. Stephanie
    , AL

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in Jesus words at John 5:28,29.
    Imagine being reunited with your loved one right here on earth! That’s what Jesus promised, that all those in the memorial tombs ( which are on earth) will hear his voice and come out. What a wonderful day that will be! If you would like to learn more about this hope, please visit jw.org.
    Please accept my condolences.

  5. William Franques
    Baton Rouge, LA

    I knew Mitchell through work, and he is one of the kindest souls I have ever come across. I saw him almost every day and he always had a smile on his face and greeted me so kindly. He radiated this kindness and love to everyone he was around, which was what made him so special. I pray that he rests now knowing how much he was loved, and I pray that his family continues to love him and remember him.

  6. Candace Domino
    Baton Rouge, LA

    I, Candace along with the staff at Café Americain is sending all our love and sympathy to the Bailey Family. We were only blessed with Mitch for a few months but it was totally an honor and pleasure. Our prayer is that God allows peace to creep in your hearts one day at a time.

    Candace

  7. Chef Dave
    Baton Rouge, LA

    My deepest condolences to the family. Mitchell was such a kind respectable young man and a pleasure to be around. He always had a smile on his face and never seemed to let problems affect his demeanor. I always liked Mitchell from the first moment we met when He was enrolling in culinary school. He will be missed but never forgotten.

  8. Phyllis Dorman
    Lake Jackson, TX

    I am so sorry to hear about Mitchell. I still remember him sitting in our 4-year old Sunday School class at FBC Lake Jackson. I pray for God’s loving arms to hold you close and give you comfort in the days ahead.
    Much love,
    Phyllis Dorman

  9. Marty and Mary Kay Null
    Austin, TX

    John, Lucy, and Melissa,
    Words fail me. Our hearts are breaking for you. Please know that you are all in our prayers. Asking God to comfort you and give you strength and peace as only He can.
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with peace by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

  10. Jack and Mary Alice Hasty
    Dandridge, TN

    John and Lucy, our hearts are so heavy at the news of your loss. We cannot imagine a worse feeling than that of losing a child. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Jack and Mary Alice Hasty.

  11. Kathie Kortering (Natalie Jeter)
    Gonzales, LA

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mitchell was such a nice young man. He was such a positive light in this world. He brought that light (and goofiness) to the DTHS swim team and his job of lifeguard at JPP, as well as many other places he graced with his presence. He will be missed by many.

  12. Rickey Davis and Family
    Raymond, MS

    Dear John and Family,

    My family and I wish to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family upon the passing of your son.
    To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Look to the hills from which cometh your help.
    Remember, all your help comes from the Lord. We sincerely pray that God will give you and your family the comfort and peace that passes all understanding. If there is anything at all we can do to help, please call us.

    May God richly bless you and your family!

    Sincerely,
    Rickey Davis and Family

  13. Emily Bourgeois
    Prairieville, LA

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Mitchell. I had a few classes with him and swam with him in high school. He was one of the kindest people I have ever met. My deepest condolences and continued prayers for the family. May he rest in peace.

  14. Emily Bourgeois
    Prairieville, LA

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Mitchell. I had a few classes with him and swam with him in high school. He was one of the kindest people I have ever met. My deepest condolences and continued prayers for the family. May he rest in peace.

  15. Becky Campbell
    Anderson, SC

    John, Lucy, and Melissa,
    My heart is broken for you all. There seem to be no words to express my sorrow for the loss of your precious Mitchell. Asking our Lord to give you strength and peace that only He can.

  16. Nicole Broussard
    Prairieville, LA

    I graduated high school with mitchell. He was always so nice and friendly. He was on the swim team with my brother and will be missed dearly. He truly had the kindest heart.

  17. Steve Franklin
    Angleton, TX

    I am so deeply sorry to hear about Mitchell's passing. I cannot image the grief that you are experiencing. I just want you to know that you, Lucy and Melissa are in my prayers. I pray that God will comfort you and give you peace now and always!

  18. Judy Walker
    Concord, NC

    John and Lucy, I am so sorry to hear about MItchell. I wish there was something I could say that would ease your grief, but there are no magic words. I wish I could have known him. If he was anything like his Dad, he was quite the character. I pray God holds each of you in the palm of His hand, giving you comfort.
    Judy Walker

  19. Diane Marshall
    Jefferson City, TN

    John and Lucy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

  20. Anne Marie De Ridder
    Ciney, LA

    Un ange est passé, tu lui as demandé de t'emmener et il a répondu oui...Tendres pensées

  21. Anne Marie De Ridder
    Ciney, LA

    Un ange est passé, tu lui as demandé de t'emmener et il a répondu oui...Tendres pensées

  22. Shari Patterson
    Jefferson City, TN

    John and Lucy...I was shocked and saddened when I heard about your dear son Mitchell. I cannot tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. The years and circumstances separated us and I never had the opportunity to meet Mitchell. I know you were very proud of him and his accomplishments. He was a blessed young man to have you as his parents. I will lift your family up in prayer and ask that the Lord provide you comfort in this time of grief.

  23. Shayne and Becky Green
    Lake Jackson, TX

    John, Lucy, Melissa,
    We are simply heartbroken. Praying for you to have the peace and comfort that only those who know Jesus can have. We love you!

  24. Billy and Pam Watson
    Lake Jackson, TX

    Precious Baileys...Our hearts ache from the loss of sweet Mitchell. We cant begin to imagine what you are going through, but God knows. May He wrap his arms around you all and give you His unexplainable peace. Our love to you all.

  25. Tom and Johnsie Theising
    Alvin, TX

    John and Lucy
    We were so sorry to hear about Mitchell. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family and praying for God’s grace during this difficult time.
    Johnsir and Tom

  26. Helen Cordell
    Jefferson City, TN

    John, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of peace and strength for your family.

  27. Sydney Houston
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Mitchell was a person who saw the positive side to things. He always had a smile on his face, a joke to tell, or something nice to say. Mitchell was always there to lend a helping hand in the kitchen, and knew how to be part of the team. I think I can speak for everyone at LCI when I say, he will be missed. I’ll never forget the time he set up a hammock in the parking lot at school, or that crazy Christmas suit. Rest easy, Bay. ❤️

  28. Christine Wood
    Prairieville, LA

    Bailey Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mitchell. We are sending prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family and a peaceful eternal rest for Mitchell.

  29. Jennifer Gallion
    Amarillo, TX

    My heart is saddened by such a loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult journey.

    Much love, Jeremy, Jennifer and Sarah Gallion

  30. Karen DeRidder
    Hendersonville, NC

    So very sorry for your loss. We are heart broken and praying for all.

  31. Marty and Terri Martin
    Lake Jackson, TX

    Our dear friends John, Lucy and Melissa,
    Our hearts are broken for you. Mitchell’s earthly death came way too quickly and his loss is felt deeply by our family. But we won’t refer to you “losing” Mitchell...he is far from lost. He is home with our Father, where there is no more pain, no more tears, no more night, and no fear. I know that at this moment, that may not ease your pain, but we pray in time it will. Your son will live on in all of us who knew him and loved him, for love is eternal.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Marty and Terri

  32. Joshua Brown
    New Orleans, LA

    Mitchell would always greet me in a fun and comedic way. I'll never forget his greetings, toughness and Xmas suit.

  33. The Guilliams Family
    Prairieville, LA

    Our hearts are heavy after learning of the loss of a friend and fellow scout.
    Our thoughts, prayers and love are with each of you.

  34. Leon C Norton
    LAKE JACKSON, TX

    John, Lucy, Melissa - Our hearts grieve with you as you experience this terrible tragedy. It so happens that we had already planned to come over to Baton Rouge this week to visit some of Marsha's nieces and nephews. We hope to see you at visitation on Thursday. May God, in ways we can't explain, comfort you in your loss.
    Leon and Marsha Norton

  35. Malorie (Theising) Leyva
    League City, TX

    Bailey family, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. I have fond memories with your family in Lake Jackson and at FBCLJ. May you find peace and comfort in God’s grace. You guys have always been a shining beacon of faith, and I know you will be surrounded by love and support.

  36. Sondra Walker
    Winnfield, LA

    Melissa and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your brother’s passing..Our hearts are heavy for you and your family...and we will continue lifting you all up in prayer!

  37. Kate Seba
    BATON ROUGE, LA

    We are simply heartbroken. Our prayers are with you all.

  38. Cheryl Smith
    Baton Rouge, LA

    So sorry for your loss. May God give you peace in this time of sorrow. Praying for you and your family.

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