In Loving Memory
John Michael Bailey
March 3, 1961
March 16, 2004
"Miss Me ... But Let Me Go ..."
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free.
Miss me a little - but not too long.
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me - but let me go.
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing some good deads,
Miss me - but let me go.
WHAT IS A SOUL MATE?
If you have found a smile
that is the sweetest one you've known,
If you have heard, within a voice,
the echoes of your own,
If you have felt a touch
that stirs the longings of your heart,
And still can feel that closeness
in the moments you're apart,
If you have filled with wonder
at the way two lives can blend
To weave a perfect pattern
that is seamless, end to end,
If you believe some things in life
are simply meant to be,
Then you have found your soul mate,
your heart's own destiny.
Mr. John Michael "Johnny"
Bailey, 43, died suddenly Tuesday evening
(Mar. 16, 2004) in Lake Placid, FL from injuries received in an semi-truck accident.
He is a native of Brunswick, but he has lived the past year and a half in Hoboken.
He previously lived in Waycross, Blackshear and Brunswick.
He was a truck driver for Satilla Transport.
He is survived by his wife, Tracy Lane Bailey of Hoboken;
two children, Devin and Kristin Bailey both of Hoboken;
his father, James Timothy Bailey (wife Jackie) of Jacksonville, FL;
his mother, Joanne Sylvia Marshall (husband Richard) of Brunswick;
three brothers, James Vincent Bailey (wife Debbie) of St. Simon's Island,
William Randall Bailey of Brunswick,
and Russell Otis Bailey (wife Sherry) of Ludowici;
and several nieces and nephews.
This is a devastating time, for John
was my life, my heart, my best-friend and sole-mate.
We were so much in love and very happy together.
John was a devoted husband, a loving father and a great friend.
He always had me and others laughing with his quick and witty humor.
John not only told me that he loved me, he showed me every day,
with all the little things he'd do.
I didn't just know he loved me, I felt it.
I feel so lucky that we had a strong, loving relationship.
I have 5 years of wonderful memories to hold on-to.
My heart still breaks thinking of life without him.
I love him deeply and will miss him just as as much.
I was able to see him Tuesday morning,
he came home Monday night and left
Tuesday morning after waking me up.
We hugged and kissed good-bye and said "I Love You" to each other.
I talked to him several times during the day, each ending with an "I Love You"
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