The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire
It is with sincere grief and sorrow that the Bailey family announces the passing of our patriarch, husband, hero and father, Dr. Bertrand Bailey Sr.
Following an extended battle with several health conditions, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at approximately 10:05 a.m., Dr. Bailey passed away in Oklahoma City, OK surrounded by his friends and immediately family.
Pastor Bailey was the Senior Pastor of St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church in Tulsa, OK for over 37 years. He was recently recognized by the Mayor of Tulsa, Mayor GT Bynum and other state officials with a street named in his honor. He has served on major platforms across this nation as a lecturer, instructor, evangelist, speaker and psalmist.
Dr. Bailey was a published author and recording artist.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his beautiful wife of over 41 years, Mrs. Juandalyn J. Bailey and 11 children: Bertricia, Bertrand Jr., Bertrain, Bertheophilus, Bertshalyn, Bertjuanette, Bertholomew, BerTabitha, Bertrick, and BerThaddaeus, Bertrina (deceased) and his brother, Samuel L. Bailey; 17 grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews
In times like these, we take solace in knowing that our hero knew Jesus.
Our nation mourns as it has lost a nationally renowned evangelist; our state grieves as it has lost a civil rights leader and community activist; the city of Tulsa is sorrowful as it has lost its champion for people; St. Andrew Baptist Church weeps at the loss of its Senior Pastor of 37 years. However, our family rejoices as our hero, husband and father has earned his crown and has moved from labor to reward.
We ask the public to respect our privacy as we learn to cope with a world void of our hero.
Further details concerning the celebratory services are forthcoming. However, the first celebratory service will be held Friday, February 23, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. The viewing will precede it and will last from 6-6:50 p.m., at St. Andrew Baptist Church.
Homegoing service is Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church Downtown 403 South Cincinnati Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103
Pastor Bailey will be laid to rest Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12p.m. Ridgeview Mortuary in McKinney, Texas.